Talk:Bangkok

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Bangkok:
  • Expand history section, breaking down by period into subsections. More regarding the 15th–18th centuries could be copied from the topic article, but more content regarding 20th century developments needs to be developed.
  • Rework most of the Cityscape section. Details should probably be limited to a few key neighbourhoods, presented chronologically along with the city's expansion. Reduce coverage of the road network (not of much interest to most readers; including a street map of the inner city would be better). Might be a good idea to reference more scholarly urban design analysis in discussion of the city's character. A separate Architecture subsection would be worth having if the content is developed.
  • The paragraph discussing ethnic neighbourhoods in the Demography section could be reduced.
  • The Culture section could use some work. Bangkok's mall culture could be discussed in further detail, while the Media and Art subsections could be more concise. The government's attempts at developing the fashion industry should also be mentioned.
  • Split the Transport section off into a subarticle, and shorten the presentation here. Don't include too much detail regarding each transport system.
  • The Education section also needs some work.
  • The Crime and Safety section could do with less statistics and more readable content.
  • Another section could be written about the city's infrastructure systems, including electricity, water supply, waste management and water drainage systems.
  • Update figures and statistics.
  • Review referencing throughout.
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pronunciation of BKK[edit]

Hi there, The pronunciation of BKK should be: ˈbæŋkɒk and not ko:k

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bangkok?s=t — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.9.114.224 (talk) 15:15, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Although as local pronunciation, it should /bɑːŋkɒk/ not /bæŋkɒk/ 171.97.1.125 (talk) 14:16, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
Both the English and Thai pronunciations are presented in the article. --Paul_012 (talk) 02:27, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Move to Krung Thep[edit]

Wouldn't it be better, to move the article to "Krung Thep"? You know, in English language, Bangkok sounds awkward and increasingly more people notice that. 112.198.79.149 (talk) 07:49, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Not according to WP:COMMONNAME. - Takeaway (talk) 07:53, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

It would be best to rename the article to Krung Thep because there really isn't a city in Thailand called Bangkok - the natives don't use this name for more than 2 centuries lolz. It will be like calling London Winchester... My info is from The Book of General Ignorance--Leonardo Da Vinci (talk) 19:51, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Are you serious? The Thai government uses "Bangkok" ( see at www.thaigov.go.th ) Seligne (talk) 20:00, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes I am serious. If they call it Krung Thep nobody would know what it is. The whole world except the Thailand population call it Bangkok. We need people from Thailand to share some info on this. --Leonardo Da Vinci (talk) 17:23, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Leonardo Da Vinci, you might actually want to read WP:COMMONNAME first. - Takeaway (talk) 21:19, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 23 October 2014[edit]

Please rephrase the following language, located in the summary at the top of the page, by removing 'exotic appeal': "The city's vibrant street life and cultural landmarks, as well as its notorious red-light districts, have given it an exotic appeal."

Reason for change: The word exotic implies a foreign perspective externally viewing Thai culture/phenomena. Given that Wikipedia is meant to have a neutral point of view, this language should be replaced with a more neutral phrasing.

Suggested rephrase: "The city is known for its vibrant street life and cultural landmarks, as well as its notorious red-light districts."

Thank you.

70.61.84.234 (talk) 16:25, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Good point. Cannolis (talk) 16:42, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Eight million cars vehicles[edit]

The often reported figure refers to the cumulative total of registered cars vehicles since 1979, and doesn't take into account that many of them no longer exist. Also, such detailed figures and citations should go into the article body; the lead section should only summmarise the main facts. --Paul_012 (talk) 02:51, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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YesY Archived sources have been checked to be working

Cheers.—cyberbot IITalk to my owner:Online 09:44, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Hmm. The ref was originally introduced as an archive link to the Wayback Machine, but that link actually returns a robots.txt error. I've removed it, since the statement's quite adequately supported by the other existing ref. --Paul_012 (talk) 23:54, 7 February 2016 (UTC)