Bangkok, officially known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon and colloquially as Krung Thep, is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. The majority (93 percent) of the city's population is Buddhist. Rama I (reigned 1782–1809) of the Chakri Dynasty (which remains the current royal family of Thailand) founded the Rattanakosin Kingdom. Under Rama I, new temples were constructed at the new capital of Rattanakosin (modern Bangkok), such as the royal Wat, Wat .
The main religion in Thailand is Buddhism. Theravada Buddhism is practiced by more than 95% of the population in Thailand. There are around 30,000 Buddhist temples in Thailand. Thailand is a Buddhist country and the temples here play a very active part in everyday life. Thai’s come to them to pray to Buddha for things such as health or good fortune, they also come to make merit and speak with the monks. The structures themselves have .