Don’t get caught up or lost in the busy traffic of Bangkok again. Here are some great tips on where to go around the city via the BTS Sky Train and the Chao Phraya River Ferry.
TAKING THE SKY TRAIN (BTS)
National Stadium Station: The National Stadium BTS with a skywalk overlooking the Pathumwan intersection and has direct access to MBK and the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, the Jim Thompson’s House, and of course the National Stadium.
Siam Station: If hip, fashionable, and trendy are words that you vibe with, than Siam is your gateway to Bangkok’s most happening shopping, dining, and entertainment scene. The shops you should be checking out are; Siam Paragon, Siam Centre, Siam Square One, Central World and MBK Shopping Centre.
Chidlom Station: The gateway to one of Bangkok’s most vibrant shopping districts (Ratchaprasong) Chidlom Station provides you an opportunity to see where high street fashion meets sophisticated urban lifestyles. You can check out Lang Suan, famous for its ne dining and glitzy nightlife seen or you can check out the many shopping centres such as; Central World, Central Chid Lom, Central Embassy, Gaysorn and Amarin Plaza; all of which are accessible from BTS station.
Asoke BTS Station: Considered to one of the busiest business districts in Bangkok, Asoke is home to high-end serviced apartments, hotels, and a range of textile and furniture boutiques. If you are looking for some nightlife this is a popular destination to check out the local night clubs and rooftop bars. Terminal 21 shopping mall is directly accessible to Asoke BTS.
Phrom Phong BTS Station: Situated in the culturally diverse EM Disctrict this neighbourhood is your gateway to the maze of Soi’s peppered with stand-alone shops, trend-setting restaurants and art galleries. With a large concentration of Japanese and Korean expat’s there are plenty of diverse restaurants and supermarkets in the area to choose from. The main attractions near Phrom Phong BTS Station are Benjakiti Park, Emporium shopping mall, and Rain Hill Plaza.
Thong Lo BTS Station: The fascinating line up of outdoor boutique malls as well as concept restaurants and bars has made Thong Lo the meeting ground for Bangkok’s young, urban and chic types. With clubs like Muse, Demo, Funky Villa, Eskobar consistently packed-out, a wild night awaits for you down at Thong Lo. If you are after a more chilled out scene, venues such as Iron Fairies, Fat Guts, Octave rooftop bar and WTF Cafe? all provide relaxing night with your mates.
Phayathai station: Phayathai station is your gateway to heritage houses and museum at Suan Pakkad Palace, Baiyoke Tower, and Pratunam Market. It is also connects to the Airport Rail Link, providing access to Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Mo Chit BTS Station: One of the busiest stations in Bangkok puts you at the doorstep of Chatuchak Weekend Market, the largest market in Bangkok and one of the largest in Asia, with over 8000 markets you’ll be able to nd anything. Nearby is also Mo Chit Bus Station which connects the capital to other popular tourist destinations in Thailand such as Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, and Chiang Mai.
Saphan Taksin Station: This is the last station before crossing over the Chao Phraya River and connects to the Chao Phraya Express Boat and Chao Phraya River Ferry at Sathorn Pier. Nearby is the Lebua State Tower which is home to Bangkok’s most famous rooftop bar Lebua Sky Bar.
CATCHING THE CHAO PHRAYA RIVER FERRY
Catching the Chao Phraya river ferry is a great way to get around the famous riverside area, with many historical attractions, temples and architecture lining the river. Express boats, river taxis, and tourist boats run up and down the Chao Phraya River, with prices starting from 3 baht for just a simple river crossing, though for site seeing your best bet is the tourist boat, which will take you to attractions like; the Grand Palace, Wat Po, Wat Arun, Pak Klong Talad Flower Market & Yod Piman Riverwalk, and the Asiatique Riverfront.