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By Bus

Although not as crazy as downtown Bangkok,  bus travel here is still not a good idea around this part of town. However, as other good public transport options are limited, bus travel can be the fastest way of travel from downtown Bangkok. The road around Sanam Luang Park is one of the city's busiest areas for traffic, because it is  a circular road, it is not easy to follow the route to see where the bus is heading.

The ordinary bus 47  ( which is non Air conditioned ) starts at Tha Tien Pier ( near Wat Pho Temple ) and then passes Tha Chang Pier, Ratchadamnoen Klang Road ( for Khao San Road ), Lan Luang Road, Chakkaphatdi Phong Road, Bamrung Muang Road and finally reaches MBK Centre ( for Siam Square ). Many tour buses are parked down most of the roads here, every day while the temple is open. Some with engines running to keep the Air Con working, so the fumes are very bad also.

Another option is the ordinary and air conditioned  bus 25, which starts at Tha Chang and then continues to Charoen Krung Road. On the return journey it will skip Charoen Krung Road and take Yaowarat Road through China town. Then it continues its way along Rama IV Road passing Hua Lamphong Railway  Station.  Queen Saovabha Institute Snake Farm and the intersection with Silom Road. Then it heads north through Ratchadamri Road to Ratchaprasong intersection  ( for Siam Square ), from there it heads all the way southeast along Phloen Chit Road and then along the Sukhumvit Road.

By Taxi.

This can be the way that could give you the most problems, as many taxi’s don’t want to travel here because of all the traffic jams. They will want to take you off meter. Which could be double  / treble / or quadruple the standard fare. You can find taxis that will take you on the meter. They are the clever ones because they know it’s very easy to get other passengers when they get to this part of Bangkok. To seasoned travellers it’s easy enough, but not so if it’s your first visit to Thailand.

Bangkok City Pillar Shrine ( also known as San Lak Muang ) Phra Nakhon District.

I have seen this Shrine so many times and taken photos of it outside, I decided on my trip in October 2013 to finally venture inside. I had gone to visit the Grand Place with two friends who had never been before. But unfortunately that day the palace was closed because the King was in attendance with a family birthday. It was a surprise. Entering the City Pillar Shrine  I had  just missed the Thai Dancers and was treated to  a version of family Thai life, with a wife arguing with her husband.

Bangkok, Phra Nakhon District.