日本での一年間

August 26, 2011

Getting Around Bangkok: BTS

Filed under: abroad, Thailand, Trips — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — myyearinjapan @ 2:02 am

Bangkok is famous for having terrible traffic. But the city is trying to do all it can to ease the lengendary traffic jams and make it easier to get around in Bangkok. The BTS Skytrain is a relatively new train system in Bangkok. There are currently only 2 lines, but with a connection to the airport rail ink, it’s a good way  for most tourists to get into the city. The BTS has a section on their website devoted to  tourist attractions that can be reached via the skytrain.

But my favorite thing about the skytrain was the following sign:

Please offer this seat to monks.

turnstile

Train arriving at the station

on the train

Nearly empty train. In Japan, girls very rarely wear outfits that care their shoulders, even sleeveless shirts are rare. Not so in Thailand.

Elevator between platform and turnstile

Busy station platform

 

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3 Comments »

  1. Great photos !

    Comment by Emad — August 26, 2011 @ 3:41 am

    • Thank you!

      Comment by myyearinjapan — August 28, 2011 @ 1:38 am

  2. […] the BTS skytrain to Saphan Taksin station and you can walk to the pier to hop on the Chao Phraya Express Boat. From […]

    Pingback by Getting around Bangkok: River Ferries « 日本での一年間 — August 28, 2011 @ 6:46 am


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