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Hello, guys! Welcome back to Thai Top Words.
Today, we'll be doing 5 Major Cities in Thailand.
Ok, let's get started!
1. กรุงเทพฯ (grung-thêep) "Bangkok"
กรุงเทพฯเป็นเมืองหลวงของประเทศไทย (grung-thêep bpen muueang-lǔuang khǎawng brà-thêet thai) "Bangkok is the capital of Thailand."
I'm from Bangkok, so I'm a Bangkokian, like, a real Bangkokian.
So the word กรุงเทพฯ (grung-thêep), sometimes we call it กรุงเทพมหานคร กรุงเทพมหานคร (grung-thêep-má-hǎa-ná-khaawn) for a longer version of กรุงเทพฯ (grung-thêep).
Or, กทม (gaaw thaaw maaw), a shorter abbreviation of กรุงเทพฯ (grung-thêep).
But do you know that the real name of กรุงเทพฯ (grung-thêep) is actually the longest capital city name in the world? It's actually very long. I'll try.
กรุงเทพมหานคร อมรรัตนโกสินทร์ มหินทรายุธยา มหาดิลกภพ นพรัตนราชธานีบูรีรมย์ อุดมราชนิเวศน์มหาสถาน อมรพิมานอวตารสถิต สักกะทัตติยวิษณุกรรมประสิทธิ์
It's very long, even I can't pronounce every word.
2. ภูเก็ต (phuu-gèt) "Phuket"
ฉันชอบไปภูเก็ต (chăn châawp bpai phuu-gèt) "I like going to Phuket."
I think this is one of the most favorite place foreigners love to go when they visit Thailand. I mean, the island is superb, its sceneries, it's beautiful and the food is really really delicious.
3. เชียงใหม่ (chiiang-mài) "Chiangmai"
เขาไปเที่ยวเชียงใหม่ (khăo bpai thîiao chiiang-mài) "He goes to Chiangmai."
Chiangmai is actually to the north of Thailand, so it's one of the most popular, if not the most popular city in the north. So the weather is a bit cooler than Bangkok and they have their own culture there, it's great!
4. ชลบุรี (chon bù-rii) "Chonburi"
ที่ชลบุรีมีนักท่องเที่ยวเยอะ (thîi chon bù-rii mii nák thâawng-thîiao yóe) "There are many tourists in Chonburi."
Do you know Pattaya? The beach, the famous beach, the famous scene in Thailand, Pattaya.
Pattaya is actually located in ชลบุรี (chon bù-rii), that's why there are a lot of tourists there.
5. อยุธยา (à-yút-thá-yaa) "Ayutthaya"
อยุธยาเคยเป็นเมืองหลวงของประเทศไทย (à-yút-thá-yaa khooei bpen muueang lŭuang khǎawng brà-thêet thai) "Ayutthaya used to be Thailand's capital city."
So if you like to travel to historical places, then Ayutthaya is one of the places you have to go.
Ok, we are done for today's lesson. Thank you for watching! Have you been to any of these cities? Or any other cities in Thailand? If you do, please let us know in the comment below.
See you next time, bye-bye!