Bangkok Journals

Roaming Bangkok

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A travel journal to Bangkok by SeenThat

Hualampong: Bangkok Railway Station Photo, Bangkok, Thailand More Photos
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Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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By the end of September 2006 the old Don Muang airport in Bangkok was closed and the Suvarnabhumi International Airport was inaugurated. In this trip to Thailand I had arrived at the first and departed from the second, and had thus the opportunity to check out the new airport and the way leading to it.The days of cheap rides to the airport with bus number three are definitely gone since Suvarnabhumi is located in the southeastern suburbs of Bangkok, an area which was u...Read More

Boats

Chao Phraya Express Boat

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Attraction | "The Chao Phraya Express Boat Company"

Chao Phraya Express Boat Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Few methods of mass transport are as attractive as a speed boat roaming the main river splitting a town. In Bangkok, the Chao Phraya Express Boat Company provides five routes of public transport along the Chao Phraya River. Some of the lines offered are rather crowded and getting good views in them is a bit difficult, but if choosing the more expensive lines near the beginning or ending of their operation times, finding seats is easy.The LinesThe five different lines can be differentiated by the small triangular flags placed at th...Read More

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Chao Phraya Express Boat
78/24-29 Maharaj Rd.
Bangkok 10200
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Chao Phraya River

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Attraction | "Roaming the Chao Praya River"

Chao Phraya River Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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The leaded fuel used in Bangkok is the responsible for the sweet-smell of the metropolis smog. Over time I’d learned to cherish it since it is a sign of my being in a loved place.However, breathing fresh air is imperative from time to time. Then, the Chao Praya River is the only place in Bangkok offering breeze; despite being it a weak one, it combines with the gorgeous city sights offered there to create a refreshing break while roaming Bangkok....Read More

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Chao Phraya River

Bangkok, Thailand

Buses

Bangkok Buses: from Yellow to Purple

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Rush Hour Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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At first the idea was frightening. I couldn’t speak the language; reading it took me ages and thus I wouldn’t be able to read the signs on time. Without even considering the option, I began exploring the metropolis using other methods.After a while I changed my initial reluctance. Buses ceased being threatening; in the worst case I would find myself in a random, unknown quarter. I could always catch a taxi and return to known areas.Reinforcing the change was the fact that Bangkok is a safe city and thus buses posed no threats. The other eternal concern of a traveler - loos...Read More

Bypassing the New Southern Bus Terminal

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Roaming Bangkok Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok is a big metropolis located roughly at the center of a very populated country. Thus it features an extensive network of buses connecting it with every corner of the kingdom. To avoid congesting its avenues even more, the buses use three terminals: Mo Chit serves northern and northeastern destinations, Ekamai serves the east and some northeastern destinations and Sai Tai serves the south and west. This last category includes popular destinations for travelers in the kingdom, including ...Read More

Mo Chit Market

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Attraction | "Mo Chit Bus Terminal"

Mo Chit Market Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Mo Chit is Bangkok's northern bus terminal and the largest terminus in town; it serves destinations in the north, northeast and parts of Thailand's eastern coast. It is located away from the Skytrain and Metro stations of the same name, but can be approached with bus number three from near Khaosan Road and taxis. The terminal is divided into three zones. One serves buses travelling within ...Read More

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Mo Chit Market
Mo Chit BTS Station
Bangkok, Thailand

Trains

The BTS Skytrain

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Skytrain Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Certain aspects of modern cities create effects and links that in the past were not possible. The Skytrain in Bangkok was built on an elevated rail crossing Bangkok high above the street level and created a virtual street connecting the main attractions in the city. Thus, a virtual street serving the denizens of a pseudo-virtual era had been mindlessly created.In any other city, the Skytrain would have been regarded as a monstrosity. However, Bangkok has its own rules. Its climate has two basic modes: sunny or cloudy and rainy. If it is sunny, the Skytrain structure successfully block...Read More
Wat Ratchanaddaram  Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok’s Metro resembles in shape and design its older brother in Singapore. As there, the passengers are protected from the railway gap by glass walls spiced up with doors opening whenever a train arrives. The cars and stations are very similar and comparably comfortable and efficient.HistoryDue to Bangkok’s muddy underground and the 1997 economical crisis, the subway construction suffered many delays and was inaugurated only in 2004, eight years after the construction began. SpeedRoaming Bangkok at eighty kilometers per hour, the me...Read More
Hualampong: Bangkok Railway Station Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Four lines of trains lead out of Bangkok; they are called according to the direction they travel to: Northern, Northeastern, Eastern and Southern, the last is connected to the Malaysian railways.Hualampong: Bangkok Railway StationLocated on Rama IV Road, Rongmuang, the Bangkok Railway Station is easy to find; nowadays there is a Metro station right at its door, Bangkok's Chinatown is across the highway. The Hualampong Station was built between 1910 and 1916, and modernized in 1998; its huge hangar features short towers at its corners and is one of the best known landmarks in Bangkok.The station provides 24-hour service, including a post office, money exchange...Read More