getting around

Bangkok is Krung Thep or City of Angels to local Thais, Thailand’s capital, shopping central, the travel hub for SE Asia and Thailand, a constantly changing skyline that sprouts a new building a day. 

This multi-faceted rough diamond is a gem for travelers who revel in its energy and symphony of sounds, street food and gourmet dining, Buddhist festivals, wats and palaces, endless shopping, iconic five-star hotels, markets, bars and exciting nightlife. 

Getting around Bangkok has never been easier-and will get easier in coming years as the mass transit system expands beyond Bangkok’s central core. Traffic can be a challenge-especially after a heavy rain-but the Skytrain and MRT subway open up the city to all. 

Long stay visitors can travel around and out of Bangkok inexpensively and in a variety of budget-sensitive ways.