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Samphanthawong District
Samphanthawong (Thai: สัมพันธวงศ์, pronounced [sǎm.pʰān.tʰā.wōŋ]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. Regarded as Bangkok's 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
Khlong San
(across Chao Phraya River), and Phra Nakhon.Contents1 History 2 Administration 3 Yaowarat Road 4 Temples and shrines 5 Other places 6 Festivals 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] The area has been a Chinese community since the early days of Bangkok. Originally living in what is now the Phra Nakhon
Phra Nakhon
District, they were relocated here when the capital was set up
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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, Thailand.[1] It is bordered by the 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, the island is the site of the Grand Palace and Bangkok's City Pillar Shrine, among other places of historical significance.[2]Contents1 History 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] King Phutthayotfa Chulalok (Rama I) founded the city as the capital of his new Rattanakosin Kingdom in 1782. Before Bangkok became the capital of Thailand, the capital city was Thonburi
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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[citation needed], with nests being sold recently at prices up to about US$2,000 per kilogram, depending on grading.[1] 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
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Chulalongkorn
Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poraminthra Maha Chulalongkorn
Chulalongkorn
Phra Chunla Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua (Thai: พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาจุฬาลงกรณ์ พระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว), or Rama V (20 September 1853 – 23 October 1910), was the fifth monarch of Siam
Siam
under the House of Chakri. He was known to the Siamese of his time as Phra Phuttha Chao Luang (พระพุทธเจ้าหลวง, the Royal Buddha)
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Thai Baht
The baht (/bɑːt/; Thai: บาท, pronounced [bàːt]; sign: ฿; code: THB) is the currency of Thailand. It is subdivided into 100 satang (สตางค์, pronounced [sətāːŋ]). The issuance of currency is the responsibility of the Bank of Thailand. According to SWIFT, as of February 2017, the Thai baht
Thai baht
ranked the 10th most frequently used world payment currency.[1]Contents1 History 2 Coins2.1 Coins of the Thai baht 2.2 Remarks3 Banknotes3.1 Commemorative notes4 Money
Money
and unit of mass 5 Exchange rates5.1 Current THB exchange rates6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] Main article: History of Thai money The Thai baht,[2] like the pound, originated from a traditional unit of mass
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Amphoe
An amphoe (sometimes also amphur, Thai: อำเภอ, pronounced [ʔām.pʰɤ̄ː]) is the second level administrative subdivision of Thailand. Usually translated as "district". Amphoe make up the provinces, and are analogous to counties. The chief district officer is Nai Amphoe (นายอำเภอ). Amphoe are divided into tambons, or sub-districts. Altogether Thailand
Thailand
has 878 districts, not including the 50 districts of Bangkok
Bangkok
which are called khet (เขต) since the Bangkok administrative reform of 1972. The number of amphoe in provinces varies, from only three in the smallest provinces, up to the 50 urban districts of Bangkok. Also the sizes and population of amphoe differ greatly
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Calvary
Calvary, or Golgotha ( Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek
Γολγοθᾶ[ς] Golgotha[s], traditionally interpreted as reflecting Syriac (Aramaic) golgolta,[1] as it were Hebrew gulgōleṯ "skull"[2]), was, according to the Gospels, a site immediately outside Jerusalem's walls where Jesus was crucified.[3] Matthew's and Mark's gospels translate the term to mean "place of [the] skull" (Κρανίου Τόπος Kraníou Tópos),[4] in Latin rendered Calvariæ Locus, from which the English word Calvary
Calvary
derives. Its traditional site, identified by Helena of Constantinople, the mother of Constantine I, in 325, is at the site of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
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Noodle
Noodles are a staple food in many cultures. They are 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
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Rice
Rice
Rice
is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa
Oryza sativa
(Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima
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
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Dim Sum
Dim sum
Dim sum
/ˈdimˈsʌm/ (Chinese: 點心; pinyin: diǎnxīn; Cantonese Yale: dímsām) is a style of Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
(particularly Cantonese but also other varieties) prepared as small bite-sized portions of food served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. 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
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Bhumibol Adulyadej
Bhumibol Adulyadej
Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Thai: ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช; RTGS: Phumiphon Adunyadet; pronounced [pʰūː.mí.pʰōn ʔā.dūn.jā.dèːt] ( listen); see full title below; 5 December 1927 – 13 October 2016), conferred with the title King Bhumibol the Great in 1987,[1][2][3][4] was the ninth monarch of Thailand
Thailand
from the Chakri dynasty
Chakri dynasty
as Rama
Rama
IX
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Guan Yu
Guan Yu
Guan Yu
(died January or February 220),[a] courtesy name Yunchang, was a general serving under the warlord Liu Bei
Liu Bei
in the late Eastern Han dynasty. He played a significant role in the events that led to the end of the dynasty and the establishment of the state of Shu Han
Shu Han
– founded by Liu Bei
Liu Bei
– in the Three Kingdoms
Three Kingdoms
period. After Liu Bei gained control of Yi Province in 214, Guan Yu
Guan Yu
remained in Jing Province to govern and defend the area for about seven years. In 219, while he was away fighting Cao Cao's forces at the Battle of Fancheng, Liu Bei's ally Sun Quan
Sun Quan
broke the Sun–Liu alliance and sent his general Lü Meng
Lü Meng
to invade and conquer Liu Bei's territories in Jing Province in a stealth operation
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Buddhist
Buddhism
Buddhism
(/ˈbʊdɪzəm, ˈbuː-/)[1][2] is a religion[3][4] and dharma that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on original teachings attributed to the Buddha and resulting interpreted philosophies. Buddhism
Buddhism
originated in Ancient India
India
sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE, from where it spread through much of 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: "The School of the Elders") and Mahayana
Mahayana
(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, Buddhism, and Jainism
Jainism
among religions with many modern followers, as well as other ancient religions such as 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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Wat Mangkon Kamalawat
Wat Mangkon Kamalawat (Thai: วัดมังกรกมลาวาส), previously (and still commonly) known as Wat Leng Noei Yi (Thai: วัดเล่งเน่ยยี่, Chinese: 龍蓮寺、龙莲寺; pinyin: Lónglián Sì), is the largest and most important Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. It hosts celebrations of a number of year-round events, including Chinese New Year, and the annual Chinese vegetarian festival.[1][2] It is located[3] in the district of Pom Prap Sattru Phai in the city's Chinatown, in a courtyard off Charoen Krung Road, accessed by an alleyway.[1][2]Contents1 History 2 Style and Layout 3 See also 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] Wat Mangkon Kamalawat was founded as a Mahayana Buddhist temple in 1871[4] or 1872[2] (sources differ), by Phra Archan Chin Wang Samathiwat (also known as Sok Heng), initially with the name Wat Leng Noei Yi
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Wat
A wat (Khmer: វត្ត wōat; Lao: ວັດ vat; Thai: วัด, RTGS: wat, pronounced [wát]) is a type of Buddhist temple and Hindu temple
Hindu temple
in Cambodia, Laos
Laos
and Thailand. The word wat is borrowed from Sanskrit
Sanskrit
vāṭa (Devanāgarī: वाट), meaning "enclosure".[1][2]Contents1 Introduction 2 Types 3 Structure 4 Examples4.1 Cambodia 4.2 Laos 4.3 Malaysia 4.4 Thailand5 Gallery 6 See also 7 ReferencesIntroduction[edit]Front of Wat
Wat
Mahathat in Luang Prabang, LaosStrictly 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. A site without a minimum of three resident bhikkhus cannot correctly be described as a wat although the term is frequently used more loosely, even for ruins of ancient temples
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