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FREE: @ Asoke eBooks, view online or download to your mobile tip: eBooks view includes ZOOM tool, but bookmarks disabled a hard copy is available @ quality travel agents, please note a print fee may apply (negotiable with the agency) based on client relationships. We use & recommend Thailand's Longdo map Mapped venues include guestbook, photos and web links best map tips near the end of this book Feedback Optioned for D.I.Y. or appointment of a local host. Each zone and Icon is linked in a tour leader database for logistics All Major transport stations are linked in the tour database and Longdo map

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Family tour zones Bangkok

updated: 2011-11-11

what makes this Directory your best choice: • Zone intro, map directions, map guestbook, links and tips • D.I.Y. concept, supported by tour leader database and option for Personal Assist <> Concierge • Censorship rating: Children, Family, Mature(over 18), Parental Guidance, R-adults only Zone

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Siam Centre Chinatown Dusit Bang Lamphu Rattanakosin Thonburi

Sathon / Silom Sukhumvit Phaya Thai Ratchathewi Chatuchak

@ Siam Centre Retail tourism; upmarket shopping, entertainment @ 3kms West of Siam Centre Chinese infusion; a trading post, chaotic & markets @ 3.5km N.West of Siam Centre Grand Avenues of Royalty, what Bangkok used to look like! @ 4kms West of Siam Centre A walking area, classic Thai temples & Khao San Rd @ 4.5kms West of Siam Centre Historical area, most visited area by tourists (Grand Palace) @ 5.3kms South West of Siam Centre The old Capital mostly undeveloped, many Canals (Khlongs) @ 2.5kms South of Siam Centre Business zone, a famous Park, Boxing & Pat Pong @ 3kms East of Siam Centre "Farangville" (Foreigners) Hotels, Bars and Nightlife with all major transport systems @ 2kms North of Siam Centre Suburbia and the Highest rooftop view 84 floors up @ 10kms North of Siam Centre Largest weekend markets in Asia, Parks & Game fishing

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Siam Centre 2011-10-28:

Old Name: Ratchaprasong

@ BTS skytrain station Siam Centre Centre of retail Tourism; upmarket shopping, entertainment. With trendy boutiques and major shopping malls in the area, Siam is a playground where local teenagers meet, hang out and shop. Cinemas, bowling alleys & karaoke booths are ubiquitous in this area and a great way to unwind after a bout of intense shopping. Apart from the extensive indoor shopping you should (if the police have not been pressured to make space, see a good selection of mobile sidewalk markets (Pang Loi) unfold on the streets as night falls. If foot traffic is too much use the Skywalk .. up and beneath the Skytrain line, the walk up will give you speed and space. Culture: Low <> Shopping: High <> Nightlife: High <> Public Transport: High, interchange of BTS lines Photo collages > Slideshow <> Icons: a few below, more in the map &/or tour Database linked below Icon-Attractions

Description

M=more D=detail P=Photo V=video

Siam Paragon

@ BTS Siam, label Shopping (Hiso) Restaurants, Cinema and much more

Jim Thompson's House Shopping - MBK

An American who revived the silk Industry after WWII; built his home from traditional Thai houses,then mysteriously disappeared. a Popular tour M-D-P @ BTS "National Stadium", 8flrs, it's "the peoples' choice" place Forum: M-D-P

Erawan Shrine

Most famous Brahmin/Hindu shrine for Good Luck tour page D-P

Siam Ocean World

Modern Aquarium in Siam Paragon complex, a Popular tour M-D-P

University

Named after Rama V, King Chulalongkorn, also an excellent Art Gallery

Chaomae Thaptim Shrine

Comprised of hundreds of Phallic symbols donated by parents (usually mothers), it's very "odd' by part of the Culture Database Shrines D-P

map link Siam Icons <> basic map tips @ map position "+" type "transport" or "tour-" or view best tag words Hospitality <> Tours Tour database: Zones <> Icons Siam <> database help tips and tricks Tip: "Get the most, use a host" Bangkok A.P.A.C (Personal Assist <> Concierge) <> back to Directory


Chinatown 2011-09-21: The

Chinese Trading Post 3kms West of Siam Centre Packed with market stalls, street-side restaurants, Chinese medicine stores and probably the greatest concentration of gold shops in the city, Chinatown is an experience not to miss. This historic area is as old as Bangkok itself, its growth spawned by waves of Chinese immigrants who left communist China, settled down here and continued what they did best "trade" Today, Bangkok’s Chinatown is a popular tourist attraction and a food haven for new generation gourmands who flock here after sunset to explore the vibrant street-side cuisine. At day time, it’s no less busy, as hordes of shoppers descend upon this 1-km strip and adjacent Charoenkrung Road to get a day’s worth of staple, trade gold, or pay a visit to one of the Chinese temples. Culture: Medium <> Shopping: High <> Nightlife: Low <> Public Transport: Medium Photo collages > Slideshow <> Icons: a few below, more in the map &/or tour Database linked below Icon-Attraction

Description & links M=more D=detail P=Photo V=video

Pusbike tour

No hills lots of thrills, 3 or 5hrs rated as Popular tour M-D-P, forum article Video

Markets

"Flashlight" or Thieves market, see more in link "Shopping" a popular tour M-D-P

Wat Traimit Witthayaram Canal Boat Tours

GOLDEN BUDDHA, temple of the world's largest solid Gold Buddha and complimented with a stunning interactive exhibition about Chinatown, a Popular tour M-D-P Amazing sites from Poverty to Glory, choice of slow or fast boats (long tail). Tours are generally from 2 to 5 hrs, a Popular tour M-D-P Pier Ratchawongse map, more in ebook eBook Chao Phraya River.

Historical sites

map link Chinatown Icons <> basic map tips @ map position "+" type "transport" or "tour-" or view best tag words Hospitality <> Tours Tour database: Zones <> Icons Chinatown <> database help tips and tricks Tip: "Get the most, use a host" Bangkok A.P.A.C (Personal Assist <> Concierge) <> back to Directory


Dusit 2011-07-28:

Grand avenues of Bangkok.

3.5km N.West of Siam Centre Dusit Garden, or simply "Dusit", is a complex of palaces and royal residences in the south of the Dusit district. The palace was established by King Rama V, the first Thai monarch to visit Europe. He was impressed by the Royal parks and residences he had seen there, which were leafy, relaxed, spacious and cool, as opposed to the Grand Palace, which was cramped with buildings for his numerous wives, children and servants. These buildings blocked the air flow inside the Grand Palace, which turned the heat up remarkably. As a substitute, King Rama V started building the Dusit Palace. Use a Grand Palace tour ticket to see the Golden teakwood Palace. More info Dusit tour brochure Culture: High <> Shopping: Nil <> Nightlife: Nil <> Public Transport: Medium Photo collages > Slideshow <> Icons: a few below, more in the map &/or tour Database linked below Icon-Attraction

Description & links M=more D=detail P=Photo V=video

Vimanmek Palace

Worlds largest teak building a masterpiece and a Popular tour M-D-P

Chitralada Palace (Royal Palace) Dusit Zoo

"Closed to Public"; canals and trees-lined street indicate what Bangkok looked like in early 20th century. A lovely travel spot An old zoo located next to Throne Hall, a popular venue for locals

Ananta Samakho Throne Hall Statue Rama V

Previously the Parliament building, still used for first parliamentary session and other ceremonial occasions. sometimes closed for official business Equestrian Statue Rama V, many locals visit on Tuesday for blessing and good luck.

Parliament house

20th century design

Wat Benjamabophit or "Marble temple" (made of white Carrara marble)

map link Dusit Icons

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Bang Lamphu 2011-07-28: 4kms

West of Siam Centre Classic Thai Temples & Khao San Rd Immediately north of Rattanakosin (Grand Palace) an area prominent in Culture. This zone is home to a very lively travelers scene and a mass of budget accommodation. Some love it, some hate it but it's worth a look especially the main walking street "Khao San Rd" where you will find extensive markets, a huge range of goods from cheap clothes to Thai handicrafts, many inexpensive restaurants and all the different types of people that come will make it a interesting experience. Somewhat surprisingly, the nearby backstreets retain a genuinely Thai feeling, much more so than Bangkok's other main tourist accommodation areas, It's an infusion, dynamic not too extreme yet always passive as is Thai. Culture: High <> Shopping: High <> Nightlife: Medium <> Public Transport: Low, Taxi, Tuk-Tuk or Boat Photo collages > Slideshow <> Icons: a few below, more in the map &/or tour Database linked below

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Wat Saket

"Golden Mount" (Phu Khao Thong), once the highest point in Bkk, a Photo must M-D-P-V Mahakan and another close by Phra Sumen (only 14 remaining) Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan (Metal castle) & bargain price souvenirs Rattankosin (Nitras) Exhibition Hall interactive (7 zones) allow 2hrs Commemorates Thailand becoming a Democracy - Travel spot seated Sukhothai Buddha image, murals and a special Giant Swing Rommanimart Park near Giant swing (old khlong Prison) a bit gory - M tour book former Backpackers have, trendy Markets/Bars/Restaurants - see zones, Nightlife and Shopping. The area has 3 distinct zones - M map images Khao San Rd zones Many Chakri Kings and Princess ordained here "Indraviharn Wisut" Giant 32mtr Buddha statue, tallest of it's kind in the world

Forts Temple & Markets Interactive Exhibition Monument Wat Suthat Prison Museum Khao San Rd Wat Bowonniwet Wat / temple

map link Bang Lamphu Icons <> basic map tips @ map position "+" type "transport" or "tour-" or view best tag words Hospitality <> Tours Tour database: Zones <> Icons Bang Lamphu <> database help tips and tricks Tip: "Get the most, use a host" Bangkok A.P.A.C (Personal Assist <> Concierge) <> back to Directory


Rattanakosin 2011-07-28: 4.5kms

West of Siam Centre Historical area, most visited area by tourists. Straddling the Chao Phraya River and situated just north of Chinatown, the Old City (Rattanakosin) is where you'll find Bangkok's most spectacular and revered historical attractions. Not only part of the Kingdom's rich past, but intrinsic to it, a day or two spent exploring here will give you a deep insight into the heart, soul and psyche of the Thai people. Founded by King Rama I in 1782 at the start of the Chakri Dynasty, it was originally carved out of a bend in the river to strengthen the defensive position of the new Siamese capital. Sights include the regal majesty of the Grand Palace, the awe-inspiring beauty of Wat Phra Kaew, and the traditional learning centres Wat Pho and Wat Mahathat, the latter widely considered one of Thailand's first universities and a centre for meditation. Sanam Luang, a historic park next to the Grand Palace traditionally used for important Royal or Buddhist ceremonies, and the National Gallery can also be found here. Culture: High <> Shopping: Low <> Nightlife: Nil <> Public Transport: Low, Taxi, Tuk-Tuk or River boat Photo collages > Slideshow <> Icons: a few below, more in the map &/or tour Database linked below Icon-Attraction The Grand Palace Wat Phra kaew Wat Pho Wat Ratchapradi National Museum Flower Market Ban Baat City Pillar Shrine National Art Gallery

Description & links M=more D=detail P=Photo V=video The most popular tourist attraction in Bangkok, a Popular tour M-D-P Part of the Grand Palace, a treasures of Royalty, a Popular tour M-D-P Reclining Buddha, oldest & largest Wat in Bangkok, a Popular tour M-D-P Beautiful white and grey marble, Khmer influence A former Palace now exhibiting a collection of south east Asian art & sculpture (Pak Khlong Talaat) next to Memorial Bridge; a 24 hr hive of floral activity Monk's Bowl Village, watch traditional monks' alms bowls being made (Luk Muang) Pillar of Bangkok home for city's guardian spirits Wonderful art and sculpture collection

map link zone Rattanakosin Icons <> basic map tips @ map position "+" type "transport" or "tour-" or view best tag words Hospitality <> Tours Tour database: Zones <> Icons Rattanakosin <> database help tips and tricks Tip: "Get the most, use a host" Bangkok A.P.A.C (Personal Assist <> Concierge) <> back to Directory


Sathon / Silom 2011-07-10: 2.5

kms South of Siam Centre Who would have thought an empty, swamp-like field with a tall 'Silom' (windmill) stuck in the middle would somehow become Bangkok's equivalent to New York's Wall Street? Today, Si Lom (by day anyway) is undoubtedly one of the city's most important financial districts with many bank headquarters, financial institutions and office buildings. Fine hotels, smaller type malls and great restaurants abound in the area too - and then of course there's the infamous nightlife scene of Patpong (detailed in "shopping" and "Nightlife tour guides"). Visit the citys' most famous Park (early morning or evening). Day time vast the chaos of busy business life and evening where anyone and everyone enjoys a stroll through the tropical gardens. Culture: Low <> Shopping: High <> Nightlife: High <> Public Transport: High Skytrain&Subway Photo collages > Slideshow <> Icons: a few below, more in the map &/or tour Database linked below Icon-Attractions Description & links M=more D=detail P=Photo V=video Lumphini Park

Bangkok's most famous park, lots of activities most beautiful at night!

Discovery Learning Elegant Home

Free public library in the grounds of Lumphini Park; set up by BMA

Rooftop dining

64flrs some Bars/Restaurants have 360% degree views, a Popular tour M-D-P

Library

"Neilson Hays", Elegant building next to British Club; excellent book collection

Silom Village

Shopping Centre, Restaurant with Thai Dance, Hotel, and Classic Thai Dance Theater

Wat Kaek

Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Indian Hindu temple on Silom Rd

Snake Farm

Queen Saovabha Memorial (Red Cross Centre) > Educational theme

M.R. Kukrit Pramoj House, home and garden of famous former statesman, PM and author

map link zone Silom Icons <> basic map tips @ map position "+" type "transport" or "tour-" or view best tag words Hospitality <> Tours Tour database: Zones <> Icons Rattanakosin <> database help tips and tricks Tip: "Get the most, use a host" Bangkok A.P.A.C (Personal Assist <> Concierge) <> back to Directory


Sukhumvit 2011-07-23: 3kms

East of Siam Centre. An array of old and new, heavily populated with Hotels, Bars and Nightlife. Major feature is well positioned for Transport systems, interchange of above/below trains and fast River Taxi. Urbane and sophisticated, buzzing Sukhumvit Road offers a popular alternative to spiritual Bangkok. The longest road in Thailand, both it and its many adjoining 'sois' (sub-streets) are poor on traditional tourist attractions but rich in of-theminute shopping, eating and nightlife. While there are touches of 'Thai-ness' on every corner, the many fashionable restaurants, bars, air-conditioned malls, luxury hotels and hip clubs give the area a distinctly modern, cosmopolitan, aspirational flavour. Some of the city's most sinful spots, red-light districts Nana Plaza (Soi 4) and Soi Cowboy (off Soi 23) are also found here. And little, stress-busting pockets of calm can be found in the sweet cafes, atmospheric restaurants and lush day spas that hide down many of its Sois. Culture: Low <> Shopping: High <> Nightlife: High <> Public Transport: High Skytrain/Subway/Canal Photo collages > Slideshow <> Icons: a few below, more in the map &/or tour Database linked below Icon-Attraction

Description & links M=more D=detail P=Photo V=video

Wilding Golf

2000 sq mtrs of indoor golf W-P-D

Cabbages & Condoms Parks & Gardens Transport Systems

very popular and so friendly garden Thai restaurant, the busiess is owned by a worthy charity organisation, all profits fund charity services M forum P-D Compact Benjasiri Park M forum P-D right on the BTS skytrain line & next to a modern shopping centre or huge Benjakiti Park M forum P-D next to convention centre Interchange of BTS Skytrain, MRT subway & Sukhumvit Canal: P-D-V

Kamthieng House

an example of Northern Thai architecture M-tour page and photos

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Thonburi The old Capital 5kms West of Siam Centre 2011-09-10:

After the sack of Ayutthaya in 1767, General Phraya Taksin made Thonburi the new capital of Siam for a chief period of time. Having stayed an independent province until it was merged into Bangkok in 1972. Thonburi is a vast district that consists of the entire West bank of the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok. It has avoided much of the modern development seen elsewhere. Its man-made network of khlongs, including Khlong Mon and Khlong Bangkok Noi, retains much of their ramshackle charm where you can still see stilted shacks, old wooden townhouses and dilapidated lean-tos which is much how people in Bangkok used to live. Culture: High <> Shopping: Medium <> Nightlife: Low <> Public Transport: Low-Medium Photo collages > Slideshow <> Icons: a few below, more in the map &/or tour Database linked below Icon-Attraction Description & links M=more D=detail P=Photo V=video Royal Barge Museum Home of the Royal Barges; originally war vessels and now used for royal ceremonies, stop to view as part of a canal tour, M-Tour page Canal Boat tours There are many styles places, mainly old era, more details in Popular tour M-D-P Wat (Temples)

Floating Markets

• Arun - Temple of Dawn, on the Chao Phraya river > a Popular tour M-D-P • Kalayanimit - Largest siting Buddha image; biggest bronze bell in Thailand • Prayurawongsawat Worawithan (Wat Rualek) - hundreds of turtles • Rakhang Kositharam - Murals, carved bookcases, black and gold doors see Shopping Zone Thonburi, or go out of town for Popular tour Damnoen Saduak M-D-P

Santa Cruz

(Wat Kdui Jeen) Portuguese Catholic Church

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Chatuchak 2011-07-10 An

Oasis in the Jungle 10kms North of Siam Centre The Chatuchak area acquired it's name from the large public park of the same name. However, the area is best known for the largest market in Asia, the Chatuchak Weekend Market (also known as "JJ" markets). Open from 9ish to 6pmish. 10,000 stalls. It's the trading place everything one can think of, ranging from souvenirs through handicraft to clothes, over antiques and reproductions without forgetting al kinds of food from different regions of the country. All main shipping companies are well represented, to allow an instant shipping to your home. Public Transport is a breeze, the Skytrain station Mo Chit and Subway station Chatuchak are within 500mtrs. Culture: Medium <> Shopping: High <> Nightlife: Low <> Public Transport: High Photo collages > Slideshow <> Icons: a few below, more in the map &/or tour Database linked below Icon-Attraction

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Weekend markets

Chatuchak or â&#x20AC;&#x153;JJâ&#x20AC;? largest weekend market in Asia M: Shopping zone Chatuchak

Three (3) Parks

Three (3) next to and around JJ markets. Railway Park (Suan Rot Fai), Chatuchak Park and Queens Sirikit Park, a variety of activities! M forum P-D for Kids, located in Queens Sirikit Park opposite JJ weekend markets

Discovery Museum Big Boys toys

Bungsamran Fishing Park, to be seen to be believed, a Popular tour M-D-P Motorsports Land (Go kart racing), Golf courses and driving ranges.

map link Chatuchak Icons <> basic map tips @ map position "+" type "transport" or "tour-" or view best tag words Hospitality <> Tours Tour database: Zones <> Icons CHATUCHAK <> database help tips and tricks Tip: "Get the most, use a host" Bangkok A.P.A.C (Personal Assist <> Concierge) <> back to Directory


Phaya Thai Ratchathewi 2011-07-10: 2kms

North of Siam Centre

The Phaya Thai district was set up in 1966 taking areas that were part of Dusit and Bang Kapi districts. In the 80's the area re scaled and dissected to address urbanisation issues. The once prominent Road "Phaya Thai" was then claimed by the area "Ratchathewi", the skytrain airport link BTS station Phaya Thai is located on Phaya Thai Road in Ratchathewi. The BTS skytrain takes you through this area enroute to Chatuchak (JJ) markets. The skytrain line winds around Victory monument, you can good a good fast view otherwise exit at BTS station Victory Monument. The major attraction is the area is the Baiyoke Tower II - the highest rooftop view in all of Bangkok - at 84 floors up it's awesome! Culture: Low <> Shopping: Low <> Nightlife: Medium <> Public Transport: Medium Photo collages > Slideshow <> Icons: a few below, more in the map &/or tour Database linked below Icon-Attraction

Description & links M=more

Baiyoke Tower II

Best views in Bangkok on the 76th, 77th and 84th floors. Markets nearby; Pratu Nam, Pantip Plaza and more see shopping zone Photos (Cabbage Patch Palace). Now a Museum, five (5) original Thai teak houses, loads of Artifacts and cultural treasures from the past > Photos (Museum), depicts the oppression and struggle of slavery. Photos

The Suan Pakkad Palace Thai Labour

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King Power Complex Tourist feature: Hotel, Duty Free shopping mall, Theater and Restaurant Victory Monument

Stone obelisk, good view from the skytrain, history brief in Database

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Other Family Places • Safari World: 22kms North - D.I.Y. or call APAC Animals shows Education and Entertaining • Dream World: 36kms East - D.I.Y. or call APAC Funpark theme rides and Animal shows • Fishing Park: 14kms West - catch or watch Monsters, it's a Popular tour - D.I.Y. or call APAC • Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo: 30kms West - includes shows. D.I.Y. or call APAC • Ancient City: 33kms South - see all of Thailand in a few hours by foot, push bike, golf kart or tour bus, it's Popular tour <> D.I.Y or call APAC. See all attractions in zone of Samut Prakan • Bangkok: You don't have to zone out, there's many Attractions (passive to extreme) in Bangkok, see them in our tour leader database • Tour Leader Database: Hospitality & Tourism Bangkok More than 600 entries, places we inspect or and/or submitted by visitors:• Hospitality: Bars, Hotels, Shops, Nightlife, Massage & Spa • Tourism: Tours, Travel spots & Golf & Sports Your welcome to use the Database, be warned it's for "Rocket Scientists" (Tour organisers and Travel agents) with loads of logistical data. Help guide included, please give feedback "Proper Planning Prevents Poor performance" Best tip: use Asoke PAC (P.A. Concierge) and fastrack your schedule Feedback welcome: longdotoursbkk@austhai.biz

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Longdo - Bangkok - Map basics • Zooming in/out offers more options, Dual language; English/Thai, printable for driver • Click on a venue for pop up window, guestbook in link "detail" • Fastrack maps and best tag search words @ Hospitality Bangkok

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1. The map centre is the "red cross" + position it before a search • Tag words: Name, Product or Service tips @ tag word index) • Tag Icons: By Industry. example: Hotel, Restaurants, Shopping, Transport, Travel spot Tag words Tag Icons

see best search tips • Beginners "map user guide" Intro video, index & fast-rack maps • Advanced users go to www.map.longdo.com Mobile apps: "Longdo mobile" includes "whats around me", create bookmarks, upload photos. With Longdo Traffic view all Traffic-cams, or use their Language Translator Longdo is a Thai for "please try" INTERNET: INTERNATIONAL ROAMING costs ARE very EXPENSIVE Map pages / Photos are very detailed, look for Wifi free venues. or buy a local INEXPENSIVE Thai sim card, Asoke P.A.Concierge can assist

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Map Public Transport - Bangkok Note position of Soi 19 - expand image & zoom tool

BTS Skytrain: Fast, efficient and affordable, running everyday from 06.00 to midnight. Mo Chit station at the north end, where you can find the weekend Chatuchak Market. Siam Station, adjacent to huge shopping malls: Siam Centre, Siam Discovery Centre and Siam Paragon, is the central station with a link to National Stadium Station to MBK shopping centre. Saphan Taksin Station & boat pier. Fares from 10 to 40 baht or 100 baht unlimited day pass. MRT Subway metro: With 18 stations covering main roads in Bangkok including Rama IV, Sukhumvit, Lad Prao and Pahonyothin, MRT opened in 2004 and operates everyday from 06.00 to midnight. Connecting to the BTS Skytrain at Sukhumvit Station (Asoke BTS Station), Lumping Station (Silom BTS Station) and Chatuchak Station (Mo Chit BTS Station) with a link to Hua Lampong train station. Fares: 15 to 60 baht. Taxi: Very easy to find everywhere in Bangkok, with the meter starting from 35 baht, it's a low cost convenient transport when the traffic is flowing. However, always make sure the driver activate the meter. Then there is the ubiquitous Tuk tuks touting for business. They’re a fun ‘must-do’ experience but in Bangkok peak traffic the induced fumes are "not fun". If your game try local culture motor bike taxi say ChaCha (go slow) or ReoReo (go fast) The river and canal ferry is a whole new must do experience. "Longdo" is Thai

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A.P.A.C (Personal Assist <> Concierge) > Orientation service or D.I.Y. google thaibis Public transport Bangkok, here you'll find "best tourism stations" linked to venues, Photos, maps, tips and tricks


Map impression of BTS and MRT over the Bangkok city area

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eBooks: BTS - MRT - BRT rail and road system, CANAL-RIVER FERRY - click here

Link: Canal Pier Directory and tour zone info Bangkok A.P.A.C. for "Orientation tour"


Family tour zones Bangkok