The capital of Thailand is the exotic and erotic city that Westerners call Bangkok, which means village on the river. In Thai the city is known as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, The City of Angels.
I Think that the Thai people have the right of it.
As these Thai beauties prove, the city is more truly the City of Angels than a mere town on the river. Indeed these hotties lend weight to another, older name for the city, Thonburi Si Mahasamut, City of Treasures Gracing the Ocean.