More than just public transport
Published/Last edited or updated: 1st September, 2017
The BTS “Skytrain” and MRT “Subway” combine to cover wide swathes of Bangkok and make it possible to explore without spending hours in taxis. If you’ve already read our Overview of Bangkok’s metro system, go deeper here by scoping out food, accommodation, attractions, shopping and onward transport options around individual stations.
Siam The Silom and Sukhumvit lines of the BTS system intersect at Siam Station in the Siam Square shopping district, above Rama I Road. Elevated walkways connect directly to a number of shopping malls, including the two largest in Thailand: Central World and Siam Paragon. You can also walk south past trendy boutiques and the vintage Scala Theatre on the way to the northern end of Chulalongkorn University’s classy campus. A 10-minute walk north from Siam takes you to the budget shopping of Pratunam. You could also breeze through Wat Pathum Wannaram, a historic temple squeezed between ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 3,200 words.)
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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