Thon Buri

Thon Buri

[tawn boo-ree]
noun
a city in S Thailand, near Bangkok.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Thon Buri
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia

thon buri

section of Metropolitan Bangkok, Thailand's capital and largest city. Located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, Thon Buri was formerly a separate city and changwat (province) from Bangkok proper, across the river, to which it was linked by three bridges. Thon Buri city was the national capital from 1767 to 1782. In 1972 it was merged with Phra Nakhon, the former province encompassing Bangkok proper, to form one city-province called Krung Thep Mahanakhon (Bangkok Metropolitan City). Thon Buri's best-known structure is the temple complex of Wat Arun ("Temple of the Dawn") along the riverfront.

Learn more about Thon Buri with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature