日本での一年間

August 28, 2011

Getting around Bangkok: River Ferries

Take the BTS skytrain to Saphan Taksin station and you can walk to the pier to hop on the Chao Phraya Express Boat. From there, several boats go up the river. Every 30 minutes, a tourist boat runs. It costs a little bit more, but it has announcements in English telling you where to get off to get to certain places.

Living on the river

Prow of the Chao Phraya Express Boat.

The pier. Tires prevent the boat and pier from colliding.

Another river boat

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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

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