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Best Way to Travel in Bangkok
Fast, clean, fresh (sometimes even cold!). Open until midnight.
Not expensive for solo travelers if compared to taxis and tuk tuk.
1) not all Thai names and English names for stations are the same and understandable form taxi drivers (ex. Victory Monument and National Stadium)
2) only 2 lines
- Family Travel
We used the skytrain in going to most of our destinations in Bangkok. It is quite convenient and cheap. And guess what the money exchange located in some of their stations have good rates compared with those in Khaosan area. Some of the places I went to using the skytrains are airport, MBK, Erawan district, sukhumvit, chatuchak, chinatown, siam square, etc.
- Budget Travel
Elevated BTS Skytrain
The most comfortable way of getting around is on the elevated Skytrain which runs along two lines. The first line connects On Nut station with Mo Chit (useful for the Chatuchak weekend market) in the north of the city. The second line connects with the first at Siam and runs to Wongwian Yai on the west side of the Chao Phraya River via Saphan Taksin station (useful for the Chao Phraya Express Boat along the river). It's very clean and user friendly even though the cash machines don't except notes (you have to get change from a manned counter). The Skytrain also connects with the Metro at three stations. Fares vary depending on the distance travelled.
The skytrain allows you to see across Bangkok. Great views. Also a good way to travel around 'New' (Eastern) Bangkok. The skytrain is airconditioned (if not a little bit too much). Cheap way to travel, especially compared to London. maximum of 40 B.
We travel the whole day using BTS skytrain and found it worthfully.You can go to Siam Square, Victory Monument, MBK Shopping Centre, see sunset at Saphan taksin station, take delicious Muslim food at Rachathewi station, visit Erawan Shrine where religious dance is performed and etc. Nite time, can go to Patpong Nite market.U can do a BTS tour by taking this 1 day pass. valid until 12 midnite.
BTS Skytrain hopping
When in Bangkok, do take the BTS Skytrain. The air is fresher from up there and you get to your destination in just a couple of minutes. The rate starts at 15THB up to 40THB (depending on the zones). Or, you can buy the one-day pass which costs 120THB for unlimited rides. A blessing really, as you won't get cheated as when you are taking the tuk-tuk or the taxi. Hop on and off the BTS station and discover the different environment each station has to offer. Although a bit cramped during rush-hour, the ride is very short and fast. If in doubt of where to go, just take the free BTS Skytrain map of Bangkok at one of the stations.
- Budget Travel
City of Angels
Sawasdee... Welcome to Bangkok.. that was the greeting I received from my cab driver from the airport to my hotel. Bangkok known as the City of Angels is host to some of the region's most historically significant and visually astounding architectural landmarks. Shopping here is great and the food is magnificient. For shopping there is the MBK centre (take the BTS and exit at the National Stadium station) then there is the Siam Centre and the new Siam Paragon at Siam Square. Siam Paragon is a upmarket mostly with designer wears shopping complex but down below at the lower ground floor lies the Siam Ocean World where an entrance for an adult would cost 450 baht. For those adventurous ones, there is the Indira Market (Pratunam Market ) which lies along Ratchadamri Road. To get there just take a taxi or a tuk tuk from Siam Square.. there are hosts of roadside stalls with lots of variety from Versace to Dolce & Gabbana for a mere 100 baht or lesser if you have the art of bargaining ( with patience and broad smile, the final figure maybe 10-40% lower than the original asking price).
Bangkok is mostly accessible by the BTS which is very convenient as it has stations at most commercial areas in town. The chances of you getting caught in Bangkok traffic is much lesser and faster than taking a taxi... traffic in Bangkok is havoc (and I thought traffic in KL is bad enough). It is much faster if you were to go on foot most the times and there are many things to check out at the same time. Most people here understands English fairly so it is easier to ask for directions or just point at the map and ask them.. dont worry, Thai people are friendly ( at least for the ones that I have met ).
Traveling by BTS
Very easy to follow subway system. Went there in June 2005 and stayed for 4 days so instead of the one day unlimited pass for THB100, I bought the THB100 ticket pass. with the initial THB30 as deposit, you can add credits in increments of THB100 and keep the card for 2 years. Itz just like a debit card!
BTS Chit Lom
Near the BTS Chit Lom, you are able to find several shopping malls at Ratchadamri Rd. and Phloenchit Rd.; like Big C, Gaysorn, Central World Plaza (WTC), Bangkok Bazaar, Erawan Shrine...
As you see, it's always stuck in a traffc jam everywhere. The road just likes a big parking area. Fortunately, we got BTS!!
Quite impressive and effecient public transport
Will give you more description after downloading these beautiful photos taken during our wonderful great trip to Bangkok! Oh! how we wish we could return to Bangkok!
- Family Travel
- Historical Travel
The sky train, carry a coat, i...
The sky train, carry a coat, i recomment, and check every advertising, people´s face, view, everything.
Very cheap for foreigners...very expensive for thai people..same price with tuktuk
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