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Bangkok Travel Guide

Bangkok Travel Guide

Bangkok Travel Guide

Bangkok occupies a total area of 1,568 square kilometres. It is situated on a flat alluvial plain divided by the Chao Phraya River. Composed of about 50 districts (Khets), it is home to one-tenth of the country’s population. Thon Buri, a former capital, is now a district under the administration of the Bangkok Metropolis.

Bangkok was established as Thailand’s capital in 1782. Over the next two centuries, it developed in many ways reflecting the modern dynamism; however, its ancient glories were well maintained, especially in the old areas around the Grand Palace. Today, Bangkok has become the principal Gateway and prime tourist attraction for both domestic and international travelers.

TRANSPORTATION

Bus

Public buses are plentiful and cheap, with a minimum fare of 3.50 baht to most destinations within metropolitan Bangkok. Air-conditioned blue buses have minimum and maximum fares of 6 and 16 baht respectively. Orange air-conditioned buses charge 8 – 18 baht. Air-conditioned microbuses charge a flat fare of 20 baht all routes. A Bus Route Map is available at bookshops and the TAT office.

Taxi

Hotel and airport taxis have fixed rates. Taxis cruising city streets are metered. They charge a minimum of 35 Baht, for the first 3 kms, and approximately 5 Baht per km thereafter.

Tuk-Tuk

These three-wheeled ‘open-air’ motorized taxis are popular for short journeys. Fares must be bargained in advance.

Sky Train

Sky Train Nowadays, the number of the population in Bangkok has increased rapidly. Bangkok has become one of the busiest cities in the world. Traffic congestion in the city is so great that the problem cannot be solved without diverting road users to other means cannot be solved without diverting road users to other means of transport. To solve this problem, an efficient mass transit system has been constructed, which will prove vital to the continued economic growth of the city. Read more >> Sky Train

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