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Barn and Bed Hostel Set in Bangkok, 200 metres from Emporium Shopping Mall, Barn and Bed Hostel features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Certain units have a seating area for your convenience. Min. price: 400 THB Max. price: 400 THB Rooms available38 rooms
665 Soi Sukhumvit 39, Bangkok, 13seven-pillars-suites-bangkok_th_soi-sukhumvit
About this location
Bangkok is the capital and most populous town of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep. The town occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) within the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand, and features apopulation of over eight million, or 12.6 percent of the countrys population. Over fourteen million people (22.2 percent) lived within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region at the 2010 census, making Bangkok the nations primate city, significantly dwarfing Thailands other urban centres in terms of importance. Request to Book
Bangkok traces its roots to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom within the 15th century, which eventually grew and became the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782. Bangkok was at the heart of the modernization of Siam, later renamed Thailand, during the late-19th century, as the country faced pressures from the West. The town was at the centre of Thailands political struggles throughout the 20th century, as the country abolished absolute monarchy, adopted constitutional rule, and underwent numerous coups and several uprisings. The town grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact on Thailands politics, economy, education, media and modern society.The Asian investment boom within the 1980s and 1990s led many multinational corporations to locate their regional headquarters in Bangkok. The town is now a regional force in finance and business. It is an international hub for transport and health care, and has emerged as a centre for the arts, fashion, and entertainment. The town is known for its street life and cultural landmarks, as well as its red-light districts. The Grand Palace and Buddhist temples including Wat Arun and Wat Pho stand in contrast with other tourist attractions such as the nightlife scenes of Khaosan Road and Patpong. Bangkok is among the worlds high tourist destinations, and has been named the worlds most visited town in several rankings.
Bangkoks rapid growth coupled with little urban planning has resulted in a haphazard cityscape and inadequate infrastructure. An inadequate road network, despite an extensive expressway network, together with substantial personal car usage, have led to chronic and crippling traffic congestion, which caused severe air pollution within the 1990s. The town has from turned to transport in an attempt to solve the problem. Five rapid transit lines are now in operation, with more systems under construction or planned by the national government and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration."