It is a nightmare that so many that come and visit Bangkok have to endure on a regular basis and that is the traffic system in the city. If you are not aware of what you are doing, the system will swallow you up in a heartbeat as it can be quite a difficult thing to have to endure. There is hope though if you are smart and take a little advice, you will soon be able to get around the city with little to no trouble at all.
The BTS System
If you are up for a bit of adventure, then you can make the jump onto the BTS to get you around a good portion of the city with little to no trouble at all. Unlike here in the states, the BTS system is actually quite easy to use and a lot more affordable as an unlimited pass for you to ride the system will cost you 1000 Baht or around $30 USD. When you consider that this system will get you to almost any point in the city, it really is quite a good deal. The system map is easy to understand and will get you too many of the more popular destinations in and around the city.
The Bangkok MRT system
This is the city’s underground subway system and one of the better ways to get around the city if you decide that the BTS is just not for you. Again, this will connect you to almost any part of the city that you are trying to reach. The number of destinations will be limited as you don’t have access to as many locations as you do with the BTS system. This is still an excellent way for a tourist to get around the city and see all of the sights and sounds that this remarkable city has to offer. There are a number of guides in and around the system that will help to make sure that you get from point to point with the greatest of ease.
Go by Taxi
When riding in a taxi around the city, there are a few things that you will want to make sure that you keep in mind. The first thing that you need to make sure that you keep in mind is that many of the drivers will speak little to no English so you will need to make sure that you are creative in how you communicate with the drivers. The other thing that you need to make sure that you are aware of is the fact that the different colors to the taxis do not really mean anything, the main reason that they are different colors is because they are the different companies that operate in the city and all have the same features as one another. It is important to note that you will on occasion encounter a driver that is not willing to take you to your destination. In this case, the only real recourse is to report the driver.
These basic tips will help to make sure that you have as little of an issue with your trip as possible. Following these tips will go a long way in making sure that you are traveling without any issues on a regular basis. The more that you know in advance, then the better your traveling will be in and around the city of Bangkok.