Thailand - Bangkok etc 4
Photo Gallery of Bangkok in Thailand, etc 4.
This page is for the center of railway in Bangkok: Hua Lamphong (Lampong) or Krungthep Station), Suvarnabhumi Airport, the new air gateway for Bangkok, Thailand, officially opened on September 28, 2006 and Sightseeing on canals by boat in Bangkok.
[Bangkok etc 4] Hua Lamphong
|This is the center of railway in Bangkok: Hua Lamphong (Lampong) or Krungthep Station). In the reign of Rama 5, 1894, the first railway was constructed in Thailand
and this station, Hua Lamphong, also started working.
From this station, you can enjoy railway traveling to the north, Chiang Mai, the end of south, Butterworth or to the northern east, Nong Khai.
(It takes about 12 hours to get to the north, Chiang Mai; you leave Bangkok 5:50 a.m. and arrive in Chiang Mai at 19:45 p.m.
About 21 hours (!) to the end of south, Butterworth. Leaving Bangkok at 14:45 p.m. and arriving there 11:55 a.m.)
Ayuttaya for the first time, I chose a train trip while enjoying the scenery from the window of the train.
(When I came back to Bangkok, I had to riding in a cargo car with a lot of motorbikes because it was too much crowded and there was no seat, though...)
|In front of the gate
(In front of the ticket gate.
Not so easy to see but both of right and left hands are ticket gates.)
|After the gate
(A station staff let me in to see around.
A lot of people are waiting for trains.)
(Of course, there are tracks but some people are sitting and smoking beside them. Isn't it dangerous ???)
|Out of the station
(Every station must be the same but there is a taxi stop out of the station.)
[Bangkok etc 4] Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Suvarnabhumi Airport, the new air gateway for Bangkok, Thailand, officially
opened on September 28,2006.
It's also called "New Bangkok International Airport".
The airport is located in Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan Province, about 30 km east of Bangkok, is about 5 times larger than the old airport (DonMuang airport) and around 3 times larger than Narita airport in Japan. (It's very large !)
By the way, The name "Suvarnabhumi" was named by Rama 9th (the King Bhumibol Adulyadej) and it means "Golden Land".
The airport cord is not "BKK" but "DMK", and the flight numbers that Thai Airways uses are 4 digits starting with "1" such as "TG1234".
The old airport, DonMuang, is still used as a domestic airport because the new airport is crowded. The only three airlines are available, that is, Thai Airways, Nok Air, and One-Two-Go Airlines.
(Around the front door.
It is early morning. The blue lights are so beautiful.)
(Around the front door.
A lot of taxies come and go.)
Still very new and wonderful airport.)
(The counters of Thai airways are in the line.
A lot of people enjoy taking pictures.)
(Counters of Thai airways.
Why don't you open quickly ? :D )
|Inside of airplane
(This is a domestic airplane.
We are flying to Chiangmai now.)
(A lot of shops.)
(A lot of shops.)
(A big display.
I don't know if they still have it or not.)
|Display 2 (of a tale)
(Looks like it's from a story of Joe Luis theater.
Demons and gods put a big snake around a mountain and stir the ocean.
The far side is demons and the near side is gods.)
(The god with four hands on top of the display.)
[Bangkok etc 4] Sightseeing on canals by boat
The water city, Bangkok, which was used to be called "Venice of the East". It had a lot of canals but most of them were already filled in
and converted into streets by the progress of urbanization. However, some
canals are still alive and they work even now.
Canal is called "Klong" in Thai language and the klongs go up to the urban area from Chao Phraya River.
The scenery along the canals show a lot of old wooden houses and people who sell something to the houses on a boat like the floating market. You can see the traditional life of Bangkok along the canals.
Boat trips are available and people can go around along the canals. You can enjoy the scenery and can drop by where you you want to check around while the trip.
"Klong" shows canals.)
(The boat stop is no.13, called Phra Arthit (the sun))
|Scenery of Chao Phraya River
(The entrance to the canals from Chao Phraya river.
A lot of high buildings and the Grand Palace can be seen.
Boats are carrying sand.)
|Scenery along the canal 1
(A lot of wooden houses.)
|Scenery along the canal 2
(Each house has stairs like in the picture to go down the canal.)
|Scenery along the canal 3
(As the floating market, people sell food or something on a boat.)
|Scenery along the canal 4
(One of the navy facilities.)
|Saan Pramae Guan-Im
(There is a temple where a big monk is sitting. It seems like a Chinese temple.)
|Fishes are packed !
(While the boat trip, there is a place where you can feed fishes.
The shop sells bait.)
- Chao Phraya Express Boat (Information of route map)