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Bangkok Trivia Quiz Questions

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Bangkok Trivia Quiz Questions
 

What is Bangkok?
A: Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand.

It is known in Thai as what?
A:  Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep.

The city occupies how much area?
A: 1,568.7 square kilometers (605.7 sq mi).

What is Bangkok’s population?
A: Over eight million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population.

Bangkok traces its roots to what?
A: A small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century.

It eventually grew and became the site of what two capital cities?
A: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782.

Bangkok was at the heart of the modernization of Siam, later renamed what?
A: Thailand.

 

The Asian investment boom in the 1980s and 1990s led many multinational corporations to do what?
A: To locate their regional headquarters in Bangkok.

The city is now a regional force in what?
A: Finance and business.

It is an international hub for transport and health care and has emerged as a center for what?
A: The arts, fashion, and entertainment.

The city is known for its street life and cultural landmarks, as well as it’s what?
A: Red light districts.

Bangkok is among the world's top tourist destinations and has been named the world's most what?
A: Most visited city consistently in several international rankings.

Bangkok's rapid growth coupled with little urban planning has resulted in a haphazard cityscape and inadequate what?
A: Infrastructure.

An inadequate road network, despite an extensive expressway network, together with substantial private car usage, have led to chronic and crippling what?
A: Traffic congestion, which caused severe air pollution in the 1990s.

 

The history of Bangkok dates at least back how far?
A: To the early 15th century, when it was a village on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, under the rule of Ayutthaya.

Bangkok initially served as a customs outpost with forts on both sides of the river and was the site of a siege in 1688 in which the French were what?
A: Expelled from Siam.

Allied with Japan in World War II, it was subjected to what?
A: Allied bombing, but rapidly grew in the post-war period as a result of US aid and government-sponsored investment.

Bangkok's role as a US military R&R destination boosted its tourism industry as well as firmly establishing it as a what?
A: A sex tourism destination.

As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok is the seat of what?
A: All branches of the national government.

Bangkok is the site of the Grand Palace and Dusit Palace, respectively the official and de facto residence of whom?
A: The king.

Bangkok is faced with multiple problems including congestion and especially subsidence and what?
A: Flooding.

 

Where is Bangkok located?
A: In the Chao Phraya River delta in Thailand's central plain.

The river meanders through the city in a southerly direction, emptying into what?
A: The Gulf of Thailand approximately 25 kilometers (16 mi) south of city center.

The area is flat and low-lying, with what average elevation?
A: 1.5 meters (4 ft 11 in) above sea level.

Most of the area was originally what?
A: Swampland, which was gradually drained and irrigated for agriculture by the construction of canals.

Bangkok experiences what three seasons?
A: Hot, rainy, and cool.

The rainy season begins with the arrival of what?
A: The southwest monsoon around mid-May.

What is the wettest month, with an average rainfall of 334.3 millimetres (13.16 in)?
A: September.

 

The rainy season lasts until when?
A: October, when the dry and cool northeast monsoon takes over until February.

In contrast with the low-rise historic areas, the business district on Si Lom and Sathon Roads in Bang Rak and Sathon Districts teems with what?
A: Skyscrapers.

It is the site of many of the country's major corporate headquarters, but also of some of the city's what?
A: Red-light districts.

The Siam and Ratchaprasong areas in Pathum Wan are home to some of the largest “what,“ in Southeast Asia?
A: Shopping malls.

Bangkok lacks a single distinct central what?
A: Business district.

While most of Bangkok's streets are fronted by vernacular shophouses, the largely unrestricted building euphoria of the 1980s has transformed the city into an urban area of what?
A: Skyscrapers and high rises of contrasting and clashing styles.

There are how many skyscrapers over 90 meters (300 feet) tall in the city?
A: 581.

 

Bangkok was ranked as the world's eighth tallest city in what year?
A: 2016.

As a result of persistent economic disparity, many what have emerged in the city?>
A: Slums.

The majority (91 percent) of the city's population is of what religion?
A: Buddhist.

Bangkok is one of the world's top destinations for whom?
A: tourists.

Of 162 cities worldwide, MasterCard ranked Bangkok as the top destination city by what?
A: International visitor arrivals in its Global Destination Cities Index 2018.

It was ahead of London, with just over how many overnight visitors in 2017?
A: 20 million.

Although prostitution is technically illegal and is rarely openly discussed in Thailand, it commonly takes place where?
A: Among massage parlors, saunas and hourly hotels, serving foreign tourists as well as locals.

 

Bangkok has acquired what nickname for its level of sex tourism?
A: The nickname "Sin City of Asia".

Issues often encountered by foreign tourists include what?
A: Scams, overcharging and dual pricing.

Bangkok is the hub of Thailand's broadcast what?
A: Television.