When we talk about travelling, we have to mention transportation as it is a mandatory part of every trip. How wonderful would it be if we, as tourists, got to learn about every important type of public transportation? There are many types of public transportation in Thailand but here we’ll focus on the Airport Link, the BTS, the MRT and ferries. The charm of these forms of public transportation lies in the tourist attractions that can be seen along the way, including Thailand’s famous street food vendors that can be found everywhere. In this article, let’s get to know the BTS together!
The Bangkok Mass Transit System
Widely known among Thais as “BTS”, this public transportation system is a part of Bangkokians’ life with many stations all over the capital of Thailand. Let’s get to know some stations and interesting tourist attractions at each station!
1) Mo Chit Station
Not far from the station is the popular Chatuchak Market that sells almost everything you can think of, be it clothes, accessories, plants, and even pets. If you are into food, the market also has many restaurants to choose from. If you want to fully experience the market, we recommend that you visit it on weekends because that is when most shops are open.
2) Ari Station
Ari station is known as “the café district” in Bangkok. There are many cafes located in the area, including those that serve meals besides beverages and cakes. Another interesting destination you shouldn’t miss in the Ari district is Gump Ari. This is a community space decorated in a cute minimalist style. There are many cafés and shops to visit that photography lovers will surely fall in love with.
3) Ratchathewi Station
Located not far from the station is Chaloemla Gardens, which feature Bangkok’s famous street art exhibition. If you are into art or photography, then this place is a must-visit!
4) Siam Station
Meet your favorite superstars at Madame Tussauds Museum Bangkok on the 6th floor of Siam Discovery. This museum exhibits wax replicas of famous people. Walk a bit further up to Siam Paragon and explore the underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.
5) National Stadium Station
About 100 meters away from the station is the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. It features art exhibitions of all branches of art, for example, drawing, photography and other types of art. The exhibitions are held all year round with no entrance fee. On the ground floor is a coffee shop and a small working space.
6) Saphan Taksin Station
At this station, tourists can board the Chao Phraya Express boat to many tourist attractions, for example, LHONG 1919, ASIATIQUE The Riverfront, and ICONSIAM. If you want to visit a temple and make merit, Wat Yannawa isn’t far away from the station. Walk a bit further to Charoen Krung Road to visit interesting places such as Warehouse 30 and Noi Market.