Bangkok (5) – Getting Around
The traffic congestion in Bangkok is horrendous and depending upon the time of day, you can be stuck in traffic for hours. It’s a good thing they have an excellent LRT/MRT system to help get around. Unfortunately, the smog is an eye-opening indication that Bangkok needs to do something about this.
Motocy Taxi – all prices are set for short distances and negotiate for longer rides. It’s a risky ride and even though I’ve heard mention of accidents, I didn’t see one.
Waiting outside the stairwell of the “Nana” LRT station for potential clients.
Tuk Tuk is essentially a rickshaw with a small engine. A short trip will cost about $1.00 CAD.
Congested mix of cars, motorbikes and tuk tuks in Chinatown.
If you can’t find a place to drive on the street, there’s nothing wrong in driving on the sidewalk.
Taxicabs line up outside the “Mo Chit” LRT station. These cabs circled a whole block with engines running. This is where Bangkok needs to add bus routes from the station to alleviate smog and traffic. If indeed there were buses, I didn’t see them.
A “park and ride” outside the Mo Chit LRT station.
Phloen Chit station, near our hotel
Waiting for a train at the Victory Monument Station.
A view of the Chaloem Maha Nakhorn Expressway from our hotel room.
Entering the Sukhumvit. A congested corner where the two main LRT lines (Silom and Sukhumvit) meet. Surrounding this area is where Bangkok’s big shopping malls are located. Our hotel was a few blocks away in a quieter location.
Looking down at paralyzed vehicles on Thanon Sukhumvit street.
Wow fantastic pictures, the traffic and transport really is crazy and you’ve captured it brilliantly! We’re in the middle of writing a similar post ourselves but you’ve set the bar high with the photography!
Thanks! Bangkok was an incredible experience which we will live in our memories forever. I cruised through your site and you have also captured Bangkok’s uniqueness. Keep on blogging, I aim to follow.