If you’re staying in a hotel in Bangkok, the first thing you’ll discover is the alarming traffic jam that happens all throughout the day. If you were to take a taxi ride, you’ll probably get stuck in traffic and it’s not the best way to explore this amazing city. The solution is to stay in a hotel near BTS station, as it is faster and the best way to go sightseeing in Bangkok.
Just over a decade old the BTS was what many local Thais rely on to get to work, shopping and social gatherings on time. Travelers as well are now finding the Sky train really useful for getting to the city’s central commercial districts. Sky trains run on elevated train tracks above the city’s most traffic condensed avenues. As these trains easily glide across the traffic mess below it is easy to see why it is named ‘Sky train’.
Even though the BTS network is not so extensive, it will take a tourist to scenic spots like the Suan Pakkard Museum, Chatuchak Weekend Market, Siam Paragon, MBK and Jim Thompson House.
Aside from getting you to your destination quickly, riding the Sky Train is cheaper as compared to other western train systems. The fares are based on the distance travelled and currently the maximum is around 40baht. And as the train network is not that extensive, you can easily locomote the city without getting lost. Many Thais speak English and the Sky Trains are quite tourist friendly. That’s why it’s an advantage to stay in a hotel near BTS station.
The trains run on two lines from Silom and Sukhumvit. Coincidentally, it stops in many stations where you get to see popular luxury and budget hotels close to the stations. Few popular budget hotels near the station are Bally’s Silom Suites, Samran Place and Bedrooms Boutique Hotel.
If you were to wander the streets of Bangkok, you will find a hotel near BTS that are conveniently located. This should help you explore Bangkok with ease, and it’s really an advantage to stay near the BTS Sky train station.