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Sky train or taxi

by DaveyBull Online Now Nov 19, 2004 at 9:59 AM

Hi everyone iam staying in the century park hotel in the Pratunam Victory monument area,is it best to use the sky train or a taxi to get to the Grand palace Wat Po and chinatown during the afternoon, Cheers

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    Re: Sky train or taxi

    by ammy28 Online Now Nov 19, 2004 at 10:25 AM

    Those places you want to visit,there are not nearby any of sky train station so you'd better take taxi.The traffic os not that bad if you travel before 5pm.

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    Re: Sky train or taxi

    by Jim_Eliason Online Now Nov 19, 2004 at 4:40 PM

    as the previosu post stated the skytrain does not go to those and many of the other main sights of bangkok. So a taxi or Tuktuk is your only option. But as a general rule always use the skytrain if it has a stop near where you want to go. Traffic in Bangkok is so bad that a taxi can be barely better than walking (at least as far as time is concerned). You can also take the skytrain to the river and get a river taxi from there. Jim

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    by Suet Online Now Nov 20, 2004 at 7:22 AM

    I really liked the sky train... cool clean and comfortable... try to get as close as you can then a taxi.... tuk tuks are good but hot and noisy... what ever you do stay off the motorbike taxis unless you have nerves of steel!!!

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    Re: Sky train or taxi

    by jrs1234 Online Now Nov 20, 2004 at 8:15 AM

    Hi - from that part of town, a taxi would probably be best - but it is possible to take the Skytrain to Saphan Taksin station at the river, and catch the regular "Chao Phraya River Express" boat from there. Get of at Tha Chang or Tha Tian (Tha = pier) and the Grand Palace and Wat Po are just a short walk away. See the map at: http://www.bts.co.th/en/map.asp and http://www.chaophrayaboat.com/ for more information... Cheers, Jeremy

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