Thailand, a dreamy beachside paradise, is a country that has managed to retain its cultural integrity in spite of being a major tourist destination.
Getting around Bangkok by taxi is the easiest and most convenient, besides taking the BTS and MRT.
Tuk tuks or sam lor (3-wheeled) used to be everyone's favourite way of getting around Bangkok before the BTS, MRT and colourful taxis took over.
Bangkok's Mass Rapid Transit network (MRT) serves 18 stations and stretches for 20 km in a horseshoe shape from Hua Lamphong in the south (near Chinatown) to Bang Sue in the north. Fast and efficient trains arrive every 5-7 minutes and connect to the BTS Skytrain at Sukhumvit and Silom stations.
This Bangkok BTS Route Guide helps you discover all the interesting sites and activities surrounding each station so that you can get more out of your BTS-hopping experience through Bangkok.
Don Mueang Airport (also spelt Don Muang Airport) reopened in October 2012 to take the pressure off Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Hua Lamphong, or Bangkok Train Station, is the main terminal to northern, eastern, northeastern and southern Thailand.
One of the perceived problems about staying in Bangkok’s Old City district is the lack of a skytrain or subway, but that's forgetting the most ancient of public transportation that already winds its way through the centre of the Old City – the mighty Chao Praya River.
The Bangkok Airport Rail Link connects downtown Bangkok with Suvarnabhumi International Airport and is a smart alternative to the airport’s express buses or taxis.
Mo Chit Bus Terminal is one of the biggest bus stations in Bangkok. It connects the northern, central, eastern and north-eastern provinces of the city, as well as linking the city to neighbouring countries.
Cycling in Bangkok takes you pedalling off the well-beaten tourist track and beyond.
Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) serves as a secondary hub for low-cost flights, both domestic and international destinations.
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) is Thailand's main airport. Both departure and arrival flights are available to/from domestic and foreign destinations