Bangkok is a paradise for shoppers, tourists and others. Each has his/her own interests. We have covered shopping and sight seeing to various places by public transport. Information provided is how to go to various places and what to expect.
Grand Palace is open everyday and ticket is priced at 500 Baht per person. Proper dressing is required otherwise entry is prohibited. Shorts are a definite no no.
Interior of the Palace comprises of many buildings, statutes and an emerald Buddha.
From the Grand Palace you can hire a Tuk Tuk for 60 Baht to see the Tall Buddha and Reclining Buddha and return to the market by Tha Chang Pier. Hire only Tuk Tuk with a yellow plate as they are endorsed by the Government.
Take a BTS skytrain to Saphan Thaksin Station and walk about 80 meters to Central Pier under Santorn Bridge. Express Boat to Tha Chang Pier costs 15 Baht per person. Money is collected by Ticket Seller in uniform. She comes around rattling her coin box to get attention.
This is what Chatuchak looks like from BTS train to Mo Chit Station. It is a collection of zinc roof buildings. Goods are displayed as shown below.
Street stalls stretch from BTS Mo Chit Station all the way to Chatuchak Weekend Market that opens only on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm.Displays in Chatuchak Market
If you need spiritual uplifting the place to go is Erawan Shrine, where hopes and good luck may be fulfilled. The continuous crowd seems to testify to this fact.
Public transport from Airport to City
Take Airport City Line to Makasan or Phaya Thai. From Makasan descend 2 levels to ground level and take the free golf cart to the junction, turn right and walk 50 meters to Phetchaburi MRT Station(Exit 3) to take MRT line to Sukhumvit Station. Walk upstairs to BTS Asok Station, from here you can go to where you book your hotel.
Alternatively take the Airport line all the way to Phaya Thai Station where it is connected to BTS. If you living near the shopping district along Rama 1 or Siam Square, this is the station for you to transit.
The main shopping district stretches from MBK mall at National Stadium Station to Chit Lom Station where you can transit through Central World to Platinum Mall at Petchaburi Road. This is the wholesale fashion mall.
Map of Chatuchak (Jatujak in Thai) Market in two halves
Map of Airport Rail Link, trains and MRT system