Escape at Sathorn Terrace is nestled at the foot of Sathorn Road, one
of Bangkok's main arteries, and a short walk from the stunning Chao
Minutes from the BTS skytrain and Sathorn Pier public
boat launch makes shopping, business or sightseeing travel around
hectic Bangkok fast and efficient.
My boutique B&B is a hip and contemporary extension of the
larger Sathorn Terrace service apartment. Comfortably appointed
rooms and the warm and friendly staff ensure your safety and privacy,
Bangkok is the capital city of and largest urban area in Thailand.
It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร, pronounced [krūŋ tʰêːp máhǎː nákʰɔ̄ːn] (listen)) or simply Krung Thep (About this sound listen), which means "city of angels".
Bangkok is by far the most densely populated city in Thailand with about 12 million people. Bangkok was a small trading post near the mouth of the Chao Phraya River during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century. It eventually grew in size and became the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782.
Because of its strategic location in Southeast Asia, Siam (later Thailand) acted as a buffer-zone between the French and British colonial empires. Bangkok itself has gained a reputation as an independent, dynamic and influential city. Bangkok is the political, social and economic centre of Thailand, and one of the leading cities in Southeast Asia.
Due to the 1980s and 1990s Asian investment boom, many multinational corporations make their regional headquarters in Bangkok and the city is a regional force in finance and business. Its increasing influence on global politics, culture, fashion and entertainment underlines its status as an Alpha global city.
In 2009, it was the second most expensive city in South-East Asia behind Singapore, creating an oasis of calm amid fast paced Bangkok life.
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