Favorite thing: Bangkok is notorious worldwide for it's traffic congestion and in the 1990's they started to built lots of elevated tollways criss crossing around bangkok but to no avail! as you can see in my pictures, even at the expressways, traffic is still prevalent! but don't despair, since not all of bangkok are congested at all hours. the most traffic prone areas of bangkok are along the sukhumvit road (traffic even at midnight), Radjamri Road facing Central World, Rama 1 Road facing MBK, Payathai Road facing Siam Discovery Center, Rama IV road near Lumpini Park and areas around Chinatown. if you going in these areas, then it is better to take the BTS Sky Train or the MRT or Taxi than driving.
Traffic in the Big Mango is quite predictable: Traffic is bad in the morning, traffic is bad after work, or just bad all day long.
Thailand is a very car reliant city and the car is a status symbol as cars are expensive here. Unless necessary, only will public transport be taken, and if one could afford a car, then it would be the sole mode of transport no matter how bad traffic is. Hence, the perpetually bad Bangkok traffic.
Favorite thing: The traffic in Bangkok is really bad!!!!! Expect to get stuck in traffic jams. Have a book handy or camera handy and occupy yourself. Traffic is the only time a tuk tuk will benefit you, as it can weave in and out of jams. Just a heads up, the traffic is bad
Be careful when you are crossing bangkok streets, traffic can be pretty packed and sometimes you have to look back and forth quickly and dash across the road!
For example, If you are walking from WTC to Pratunam, you will come to a junction where's very traffic is heavy and there's no traffic light. Just be careful at the cars and esp the tuk-tuks, some of the drivers can be pretty reckless at times.
But in contrary, after I see the beautiful scenery on board in my flight, I have to involved with heavy traffic of Bangkok. Again, it's quite similar with my Jakarta --capital city of Indonesia. And Mr. Jesus Cordoba, the President Director of BMW Indonesia giving comments; Jakarta more hectic in traffic jam, comparing with Bangkok :)
Fondest memory: But even it's in heavy traffic, I enjoy to be here. Seeing the temples, traditional ones in a modern area make me so stunning and enjoy them. Unfortunately, I miss the floating market at Chao Phraya river.
Fondest memory: The traffic in Bangkok is terrible. All main roads in Bangkok except the toll road are hopeles. If you arrive Bangkok during the peak-hour traffic, expect to be standing in queue for a long time.