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Getting to Thonburi


By Sky train

Most travellers will visit Thonburi as a day-trip from Khao San Road, Sukhumvit or Silom.

After nearly ten years of delays, the BTS Sky train connection to Thonburi finally opened

in May 2009. But the only two stations on the Thonburi side ( Wongwian Yai and Krung

Thonburi ) aren't near anything particularly interesting. The best way to get into Thonburi

is by getting off the Sky train at Saphan Taksin station, near the end of the Silom Line,

and take the Chao Phraya Express Boat up the river north.



By Bus

Getting into  Thonburi by bus is  complicated, so only take  bus travel as a last resort.

However, bus travel is  necessary to reach a few  destinations, such as the Taling Chan

Floating Market. If heading there, take bus 79 from Ratchadamnoen Klang, which is near

the Democracy Monument in the Khao San Road district. Make sure you take the bus into

the right direction (crossing the river) and ask fellow passengers when the stop is coming

or you might get off the bus either too soon or too late.



Getting around when in Thonburi

Thonburi is a vast district, and getting around it can give you a headache. The area can hardly be explored on foot, as sights are spread far and wide throughout the district. Also, most of the main roads are heavily congested with commuters and the area is lacking foot bridges over its numerous canals. This is why most travellers go for a canal tour  But this doesn't mean the area cannot be experienced on your own at all — most of the roads can be walked on, and footbridges do exist, just do not say you have not been warned.


Temples in  Thonburi to visit

Wat Intrawat, Wat Inthrawat road. This temple is located on Thanon Wat Inthrawat road and a canal, in the Bang Phrom section of the Taling Chan district, is up the road from the nearby open market in nearby Bang Ramat.



Bangkok Page 55, Getting to Thonburi, Bangkok, map of Thonburi

Getting to Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok Page 54, Thonburi is on the west bank of the Chao Phraya, getting there Bangkok, Page 55a, Video’s of Wong Wien Yai  Station in Thon Buri
Bangkok Page 55, Getting to Thonburi, Bangkok, map of Thonburi

Somdet Phra Chao, Taksin Bridge, taken from the skytrain  going to Thonburi, Bangkok