Bangkok Skytrain (BTS)
Bangkok's Skytrain (รถไฟฟ้า) started operating in December 1999 and, for the areas it goes to at least, is an extremely useful way of getting about. There's a central station located at Siam square, and two lines: the 17km Sukhumvit line, which stretches from Sukhumvit Soi 81, all the way up to Mo Chit. The 6.5km Silom line from the National Stadium down south to Saphan Taksin along Silom and Sathorn roads. While the Siam station is undoubtedly the hub of the skytrain, the stations at Asoke and Sala Daeng are also main stations due to being interchange stations with the subway.
Floating above the traffic jams makes getting around much easier
After a somewhat slow start when passenger numbers were well below expectations and empty seats a common sight, the Skytrain today carries close to 400,00 passengers a day and it's usually standing room...