Notes on the Geography of Thailand: Bangkok: Photo 26
Looking east from Siam Square along the line of the skytrain and away from the old city: more shopping and hotels. Between 1964 and 1970--say, the period of the Vietnam War--the number of hotel rooms in the city more than quadrupled, growing from about 2,000 to over 8,700. By 1990, the city had 130 luxury hotels.
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