SIX “SUPERB” REASONS TO STAY AT THE KRUNGKASEM SRIKRUNG HOTEL

  • Superb LOCATION for cultural and sightseeing experience
  • Superb COMFORT with a choice of single or double beds
  • Superb PRIVACY with private bathroom or shower room with toilet
  • Superbly CONVENIENT for travel
  • Superbly SAVE with single rate for double occupancy
  • Superbly CLEAN

FULL NAME OF BANGKOK

The full name of Bangkok is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world's longest place name. The full ceremonial name of the city given by King Rama I, and later edited by King Rama VI, is:Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit

It translates to "The city of angels, the great city, the eternal jewel city, the impregnable city of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarma".


THE MEANING OF THE HOTEL NAME

The meaning of the hotel’s name: “Krungkasem Srikrung”

KRUNG - A Thai ancient word for “capital”
KASEM - Means “Joy
SRI - Pronounced as “SEE” meaning “glory”
KRUNGKASEM SRIKRUNG - The glory of a joyful capital

Please note that the hotel name is usually called and known in short as “Srikrung Hotel”

Conveniently situated on the right bank of Phadung Krungkasem Canal and is just to the right of the Bangkok Railway’s Hua Lumpong Station, the well maintained 8-storey building of Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel vividly reflects the highly treasured modern architecture of some 40 years ago. Furthermore, a newly built bridge which connects the Bangkok Railway Station and Krungkasem Road makes access to the hotel a more convenient one.

Late 60’s, the hotel was, in early days, a commercial hub of the city during in the period that the train was the major transportation in Thailand. In light of today’s traffic congestion, the hotel’s city center location has attracted leisure travelers from Asia and Europe seeking a comfortable budget hotel which is convenient for travel to most of Bangkok’s shopping malls, cultural and local attractions.

Taking a tour of the city on foot from the hotel to China town, Little India and other tourist destinations allows travelers to observe the Thai way of living while enjoying shopping and sampling a host of local food from street vendors.


ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY & AWARDS

The management regards the issue of environmental protection of paramount importance. The entire staff of the hotel has worked towards the realization of this goal.

  • Avoid using chemical products
  • Use a Bio-extract for cleaning drain pipe
  • Use energy efficient lamps and other electrical appliances
  • Wastewater treatment system

AWARDS AND CERTIFICATES BY BANGKOK METROPOLITAN

Over the years the following awards in various criteria have been received:

  • Certificate of Safety on Fire Prevention and Fire - fighting
  • My favorite Place and Entertainment - Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel
  • Beautiful Frontage Award
  • Certificate for Outstanding Restaurant Operations for Fresh, Clean and Environmental Awareness on Food
  • Service - The Valentine Coffee Shop
  • Certificate for Cleanliness - The Valentine Coffee Shop
  • My favorite Place and Entertainment - The Valentine Coffee Shop

THE FOUR HISTORIC SITES NEARBY THE HOTEL

1.BANGKOK RAILWAY STATION

Bangkok Railway Station, popularly known as Hua Lampong Railway Station, commenced construction during the reign of King Rama V in the year 1910 and was finally opened on June 25th, 1916 in the reign of King Rama VI. Bangkok Railway Station was built in the Italian-Renaissance style similar to the Frankfurt Railway in Germany both of which were designed by Mario Tamagnaî, an Italian architect, who came to Siam and worked in the Ministry of Public Works in 1900. The other distinguished spots of the station are the stained glass ventilated apertures on the front side and backside which were decorated harmoniously with the building, and the especially made-to-order clocks which are still being used until today.

2.PHADUNG KRUNGKASEM CANAL

The 5.5 kilometer long Phadung Krungkasem Canal is a moat marking the unofficial border for Bangkok's old city, otherwise known as Rattanakosin Island. Digging began in 1851 during the reign of King Rama IV in response to the rapid expansion of the capital. It stretches in an arch from Chareonkrung Road, past Mahanak Canal, before ending in the Chao Phraya River, near Rama VIII Bridge. In the past days, Phadung Krungkasem Canal was important for water transportation where all kinds of consumer and non consumer products from abroad and the provinces were traded.

In 1976, Phadung Krungkasem Canal has been registered as one of Bangkok is historic sites by the Department of Fine Arts.

3.KRUNGKASEM ROAD

Krungkasem Road, a name given by King Rama V who built the road in 1892. Krungkasem Road took 6 years to complete and is 4.5 kilometers in length. Among many roads constructed in those days, Krungkasem Road was the example of the canal digging project together with road construction.

4.CHINA TOWN

Chinatown is located in one of the oldest areas of Bangkok, Yaowarat Road in Samphanthawong District. It was set up in the 18th century by Chinese traders who came in junks to trade with Thailand (Siam) during the Rattanakosin period. By the end of 1891, King Rama V had ordered the construction of many roads, including Yaowarat Road which is the center of the area.

The path of the road is said to resemble a dragon's curvy body, making it an auspicious location for business. Visitors can find leading gold shops, garments, textiles, stationery, souvenirs, second-hand parts and equipment, electric goods, computer parts, antiques, imported musical instruments, and local delicacies at a bargain, often at wholesale prices.


TRANSPORTATIONS

For travelling within the city, hotel guests can simply take nearby MRT to downtown stations where they can easily get into the Skytrain. Additionally, nearby inbound and outbound expressways put Suvarnabhumi International Airport within a 50-minute drive and only 40 minutes to Don Muang Airport for domestic flights while reaching the northern and eastern bus terminals takes just 30 minutes. Public buses, taxis and tuk-tuks are also available in the vicinity of the hotel all day.


POLICE STATIONS & HOSPITALS NEARBY THE HOTEL

For your security and health, nearby the hotel are police stations and hospitals

  • Plubplachai Police Station (0.90 km.)
  • Noppawongse Police Station ( 0.80 km)
  • Bangrak Police Station (2.5 km)
  • Chulalongkorn Hospital (1.7 km)
  • BMA General Hospital (1.3 km)
  • Bangkok Christian Hospital (3.1 km)
  • Bangkok Nursing Home Hospital (3.5 km)
  • Hua Chiew Hospital (2.3 km)