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Modes Of Transport In Bangkok

Posted on November 10, 2009 | Fascinating CitiesNo Comment


Bangkok’s traffic is really unfavorable. You will love as well as hate traveling in Bangkok for various to state few. The options available for getting around Bangkok are many from Sky bus to boats, from Tuk-tuks to taxis, there is a huge range available for public transportation. All these sounding so good can be felt as the root cause of the traffic problem which is faced anytime, anywhere in Bangkok, be it bright day or wild night traffic jams can be seen around.

The Sky train/BTS (BanSky traingkok Transit Service) and underground rail / MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) helps to connect the central area of the city be its shopping venues, business complex, Entertainment Zones etc all these hotspots are easily accessible with the help of MRT/BTS. The tickets for MRT and BTS are available for minimum 20 days which are to be used within a span of 30 days. Tickets for single day are also available but only for few routes.bangkok taxi

Beside MRT and BTS taxis is the most efficient traveling option. They are quite cheap, easily available, spacious, and clean also available in various funky colors. Finding a taxi in Bangkok is the simplest task. Another option for this is the motor-taxi but it’s not useful for everyone. The most simple and adventurous option of bicycle is also available.

Tuk-tuks used to be one of the most loved transport vehicles in Bangkok. They bangkok tuk tuk toursare also known as “sam-lor”. These days the usages of Tuk-tuks have reduced a lot, even after been so popular among the tourist and the visitors. Getting around Bangkok in tuk-tuk is an experience. Tuk-tuk have 3 wheels it is also stated as the developed version of rickshaw which was been used during the Second World War. The tariff of Tuk-tuks depends on the distance traveled and varies for every journey. Mostly Tuk-tuks should be avoided during peak hour. Tuk-tuks are most useful for short journey.

Mostly the buses in Bangkok are slow as well as old. Traveling in the local buses with the local residents can give a little deep feel of the city, thus it is worth a shot. It is one of the cheap ways to travel from one part of the city to the other. It really helps you to see the real Bangkok. Buses are not the favored option for traveling in Bangkok.

Boats and ferries are the great options to know the river-side areas, there are many historical attractions to be seen around the river also canals (klongs) can be explored it will just let you know the old Bangkok. Express boats, river taxis and tail-boats are few kinds of boats that help you to move across the city’s water body.

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The huge time waster in Bangkok can be driving the city all by you. It will not just waste your time but also create a headache for you. There are many one-ways around the city thus it could be quite confusing to find the way across them. Mostly the sign on the roads are in Thai. Driving in Bangkok would require you to have an international driving license from your country and your passport with you.

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