Travelling within Bangkok - Other public transportation
Other public transportation
Bangkok has an affordable and efficient public transport system. These include buses air conditioned minibuses, metred taxis, Skytrain, motorcycle taxis, cruises and ferryboats.
Taxis are widely available in Bangkok. Brightly coloured and air conditioned, taxis mostly run on metres, though some drivers may refuse. Taxi Radio services enable one to book a taxi over phone.
Motorcycle taxis are another means of transportation in Bangkok.
Opened in 2004, the MRT Blue Line links the central Hualamphong Train Station to the northern Bang Sue Train Station and runs along Silom, Ratchadaphisek Sukhumvit and the area around the Chatuchak Weekend Market in Phahonyothin.
Starting from 15 Baht, pre-paid tickets are available up to 1000 Baht. Round plastic tokens are issued for single rides which have to be waved across electronic scanners to enter the station. Checking takes place at the entrance of every station.
The three-wheeled tuk tuks are a cheap and popular means of transportation in Bangkok. Even though they can be overcrowded and pollute the environment people prefer them as they are 30% cheaper than taxis.
The Saen Saep Express Boat service operating along the Saen Saeb canal, one of the last remaining canals to flow through Bangkok, is one of the major tourist carriers in Bangkok.
If we visit Bangkok in the mid December is it worth it? Can we friends have fun at that point of time? And what can we do over there and where all can we visit? And do we get any tour guides to show us the entire place?
What are the attractions we should not miss in at Bangkok? Please suggest me some good food joints too. What are the options for recreations. Where can i take my children? Also enlighten me about the shopping options?
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