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Thunder and Lightning above Bangkok | by B℮n
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Thunder and Lightning above Bangkok

Bangkok, known in Thai as Krung Thep (กรุงเทพฯ) is the capital of and largest city in Thailand located on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River, near the Gulf of Thailand.


Bangkok is the 22nd most populous city in the world. Although Bangkok now has roughly 7 million registered inhabitants, the actual population is much higher, and including commuters from the surrounding areas, may reach an estimated 15 million people during the day time, making the city one of the most densely populated in the world. Recently, the value of Bangkok's economic output has matched that of Singapore, making Bangkok a major economic and financial center in Southeast Asia. Bangkok has one of the fastest rates in the world for construction of high rise buildings. The city's wealth of cultural sites makes it one of the world's most popular tourist destinations.


This photo taken during a taxi ride on the highway of Bangkok. A typhoon was just above Bangkok. Photo taken from a taxi window. SM:)E


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Taken on August 4, 2004