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Samphanthawong District
SAMPHANTHAWONG (Thai : สัมพันธวงศ์; IPA: ) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok
Bangkok
, Thailand
Thailand
. Regarded as Bangkok's Chinatown
Chinatown
, it is the smallest district in area but has the highest population density of Bangkok's districts. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Pom Prap Sattru Phai , Bang Rak , Khlong San (across Chao Phraya River), and Phra Nakhon . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Administration * 3 Yaowarat Road * 4 Temples and shrines * 5 Other places * 6 Festivals * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORYThe area has been a Chinese community since the early days of Bangkok. Originally living in what is now the Phra Nakhon District , they were relocated here when the capital was set up
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Bird's Nest Soup
EDIBLE BIRD\'S NESTS are bird nests created by edible-nest swiftlets using solidified saliva , which are harvested for human consumption. They are particularly prized in Chinese culture due to their rarity, and supposedly high nutritional value and exquisite flavor. Edible bird's nests are among the most expensive animal products consumed by humans, with nests being sold recently at prices up to about US$ 2,000 per kilogram, depending on grading. The type or grading of bird's nest depends on the type of bird as well as the diet of the bird. It differs in colour from white to dark brown. The Chinese believe that it promotes good health, especially for the skin. The nests have been used in Chinese cooking for over 400 years, most often as bird's nest soup
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Bhumibol Adulyadej
BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ (Thai : ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช; rtgs : Phumiphon Adunyadet; pronounced ( listen ); see full title below ; 5 December 1927 – 13 October 2016), conferred with the title KING BHUMIBOL THE GREAT in 1987, was the ninth monarch of Thailand
Thailand
from the Chakri dynasty as RAMA IX. Reigning since 9 June 1946 he was, at the time of his death, the world's longest-serving head of state, the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history and the longest-serving monarch having reigned only as an adult , serving for 70 years, 126 days. During his reign, he was served by a total of 30 prime ministers beginning with Pridi Banomyong and ending with Prayut Chan-o-cha . In 1957, a military coup overthrew the government of Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram with allegations of lèse-majesté , :136–137 which is an offense against the dignity of the monarch, punishable under Thai law
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Buddhist
BUDDHISM ( /ˈbʊdɪzəm/ or /ˈbuːdɪzəm/ ) is a religion and dharma that encompasses a variety of traditions , beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to the Buddha
Buddha
. Buddhism
Buddhism
originated in Ancient India
Ancient India
sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE, from where it spread through much of Asia
Asia
, whereafter it declined in India
India
during the Middle Ages. Two major extant branches of Buddhism
Buddhism
are generally recognized by scholars: Theravada
Theravada
( Pali
Pali
: "The School of the Elders") and Mahayana ( Sanskrit
Sanskrit
: "The Great Vehicle")
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Temple
A TEMPLE (from the Latin
Latin
word templum ) is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual rituals and activities such as prayer and sacrifice . It is typically used for such buildings belonging to all faiths where a more specific term such as church , mosque or synagogue is not generally used in English. These include Hinduism
Hinduism
, Buddhism
Buddhism
, and Jainism
Jainism
among religions with many modern followers, as well as other ancient religions such as Ancient Egyptian religion
Ancient Egyptian religion
. The form and function of temples is thus very variable, though they are often considered by believers to be in some sense the "house" of one or more deities . Typically offerings of some sort are made to the deity, and other rituals enacted, and a special group of clergy maintain and operate the temple
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Dim Sum
DIM SUM /ˈdimˈsʌm/ (Chinese : 點心; pinyin : diǎnxīn; Cantonese
Cantonese
Yale : dímsām) is a style of Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
(particularly Cantonese
Cantonese
but also other varieties) prepared as small bite-sized portions of food served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. Dim sum
Dim sum
dishes are usually served with tea, and together form a full tea brunch . Dim sum
Dim sum
traditionally are served as fully cooked, ready-to-serve dishes. In Cantonese
Cantonese
teahouses, carts with dim sum will be served around the restaurant for diners to order from without leaving their seats. The Cantonese
Cantonese
tradition of having endless cups of tea and dim sum is also called Yum Cha
Yum Cha
(饮茶)
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Rice
RICE is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa
Oryza sativa
(Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice). As a cereal grain , it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in Asia. It is the agricultural commodity with the third-highest worldwide production (rice, 741.5 million tonnes in 2014), after sugarcane (1.9 billion tonnes) and maize (1.0 billion tonnes). Oryza sativa
Oryza sativa
with small wind-pollinated flowers Since sizable portions of sugarcane and maize crops are used for purposes other than human consumption, rice is the most important grain with regard to human nutrition and caloric intake, providing more than one-fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans. There are many varieties of rice and culinary preferences tend to vary regionally
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Thai Baht
The BAHT (/bɑːt/ ; Thai : บาท, pronounced ; sign : ฿; code : THB) is the currency of Thailand
Thailand
. It is subdivided into 100 satang (สตางค์, pronounced ). The issuance of currency is the responsibility of the Bank of Thailand
Thailand
. According to SWIFT , as of October 2014, the Thai baht
Thai baht
ranked as the tenth most frequently used world payment currency. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Coins * 2.1 Coins of the Thai baht
Thai baht
* 2.2 Remarks * 3 Banknotes * 3.1 Commemorative notes * 4 Money
Money
and unit of mass * 5 Exchange rates * 5.1 Current THB exchange rates * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORY Main article: History of Thai money The Thai baht, like the pound , originated from a traditional unit of mass
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Saphan Lek
SAPHAN LEK (Thai : สะพานเหล็ก, lit. "Iron Bridge") is the name of a bridge and a now-extinct makeshift market near the bridge in Bangkok
Bangkok
. Now officially known as DAMRONG SATHIT BRIDGE (สะพานดำรงสถิต), the bridge was originally built to carry the Charoen Krung Road across Khlong Ong Ang during 1862–1864. It had a steel structure supporting a wooden floor, with an opening mechanism that allowed boats to pass. The bridge was rebuilt in 1900 under the supervision of Carlo Allegri
Carlo Allegri
, and named Damrong Sathit in honour of Prince Damrong Rajanubhab . It was yet again rebuilt with reinforced concrete in the reign of King Prajadhipok
Prajadhipok
(Rama VII, 1925–1935), and is now a recognised ancient monument
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Noodle
NOODLES are a staple food in many cultures made from unleavened dough which is stretched, extruded, or rolled flat and cut into one of a variety of shapes. While long, thin strips may be the most common, many varieties of noodles are cut into waves, helices, tubes, strings, or shells, or folded over, or cut into other shapes. Noodles are usually cooked in boiling water, sometimes with cooking oil or salt added. They are often pan-fried or deep-fried. Noodles are often served with an accompanying sauce or in a soup. Noodles can be refrigerated for short-term storage, or dried and stored for future use. The material composition or geocultural origin must be specified when discussing noodles. The word derives from the German word Nudel
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Wat
A WAT (Thai : วัด, pronounced ; Lao : ວັດ vad; Khmer : វត្ត wōat) is a Buddhist temple in Thailand
Thailand
, Cambodia
Cambodia
or Laos
Laos
. The term is borrowed from Pali
Pali
vatta, "which goes on or is customary, i. e. duty, service, custom, function". CONTENTS * 1 Introduction * 2 Types * 3 Structure * 4 Examples * 4.1 Cambodia
Cambodia
* 4.2 Laos
Laos
* 4.3 Thailand
Thailand
* 4.4 Malaysia * 5 Gallery * 6 See also * 7 References INTRODUCTION Front of Wat
Wat
Mahathat in Luang Prabang , Laos
Laos
Strictly speaking a wat is a Buddhist sacred precinct with a vihara (quarters for bhikkhus ), a temple, an edifice housing a large image of Buddha and a structure for lessons
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Rama I
PHRA PHUTTHAYOTFA CHULALOK (Thai : พระพุทธยอดฟ้าจุฬาโลก), born THONGDUANG (Thai : ทองด้วง) and also known as RAMA I (20 March 1737 – 7 September 1809), was the founder of Rattanakosin Kingdom and the first monarch of the reigning House of Chakri of Siam (now Thailand
Thailand
). His full title in Thai is Phra Bat Somdet Phra Paramoruracha Mahachakkriborommanat Phra Phutthayotfa Chulalok (Thai : พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรโมรุราชามหาจักรีบรมนารถ พระพุทธยอดฟ้าจุฬาโลก). He ascended the throne in 1782, after defeating a rebellion which had deposed King Taksin
Taksin
of Thonburi. He was also celebrated as the founder of Rattanakosin (now Bangkok
Bangkok
) as the new capital of the reunited kingdom
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Calvary
CALVARY, also GAGULTA (Aramaic : ܓܓܘܠܬܐ‎‎), was, according to the Gospels , a site immediately outside Jerusalem\'s walls where Jesus was said to have been crucified . Golgotha(s) (Greek : Γολγοθᾶς) is the Greek transcription in the New Testament of the Aramaic term Gagultâ . The Bible
Bible
translates the term to mean place of skull, which in Greek is Κρανίου Τόπος (Kraníou Tópos), and in Latin is Calvariæ Locus, from which the English word Calvary
Calvary
is derived
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Khlong Ong Ang
RATTANAKOSIN ISLAND (Thai : เกาะรัตนโกสินทร์) is a historic area in the Phra Nakhon District in the city of Bangkok
Bangkok
, Thailand. It is bordered by the Chao Phraya River
Chao Phraya River
to the west and various canals to the east that were dug to serve as moats for what was originally the fortified city center. Situated on the eastern convex bank of a meander in the Chao Phraya River
Chao Phraya River
, the island is the site of the Grand Palace and Bangkok's City Pillar Shrine, among other places of historical significance. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYKing Phutthayotfa Chulalok (Rama I) founded the city as the capital of his new Rattanakosin Kingdom in 1782
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Siam Commercial Bank
SIAM COMMERCIAL BANK (Thai : ธนาคารไทยพาณิชย์), the first bank of Thailand, was informally established in 1904 as Book Club, and today it is a universal banking group. According to the Bank
Bank
of Thailand
Thailand
, it is Thailand's fourth largest commercial bank in terms of total assets, deposits, and loans
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River City Shopping Complex
RIVER CITY BANGKOK, THE ANCHOR OF ARTS & ANTIQUES (RCB) is a shopping center in Bangkok
Bangkok
, Thailand
Thailand
. It is on the Chao Phraya River
Chao Phraya River
on the Si Phraya Pier near many large hotels. It is accessible by car or boat. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Composition * 3 River City Auction (RCB Auctions) * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYRiver City Bangkok, The Anchor of Arts "> RCB Artery RIVER CITY AUCTION (RCB AUCTIONS) RCB Auctions Established in July 1985, Riverside Auction House is an arts and antiques auction house. Every first Saturday of the month for the past 30 years, it has held 367 auctions consisting of 80,000 transactions and over 700 million baht in total sales
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