Bangkok by skytrain: Phaya Thai

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First published 25th November, 2005

Phaya Thai station is number N2 on the Phaya Thai line, sitting above the intersection of Phaya Thai Road and Si Ayutthaya Road, two stops away from Siam, the main interchange station. Phaya Thai station belongs to a very exclusive club with only a few members, that being a BTS station that has nary an interesting site or attraction anywhere near it.

Small snack shops, noodle stalls, hardware stalls, Government buildings and some run-down corporate offices are all you'll find here. If you happen to be stranded in this area for any particular reason, the only thing of note is Patumwan Resort which lies south of the station on the east side of Phaya Thai Road. It's a strange little 'town' that has a few small stores, restaurants and even an art gallery at the base of a giant condo tower.

If you end up here, your best bet is to walk north for about ten minutes to get to the next station, the bustling Victory Monument.

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