Getting Around Bangkok
As a major metropolitan area, Bangkok offers tourists a number of ways to navigate the city. Traveling by car is done on major roadways entering the city as well as the convenient beltway. As with most cities, parking tends to be a problem. Some roads in the old city are not large enough to accommodate vehicles. Driving a car is not the easiest way to visit the many tourist attractions available to visitors. Taxis are frequently used and priced reasonably. They can deliver tourists to nearly any destination within the city.
Public transportation in the city is very modern. There is an underground train system known as the MRT. It covers the majority of the city and gives access to a number of tourist destinations. For those that would prefer not to travel underground, Bangkok has its own Skytrain system that is known as the BTS. Combined with the underground, most tourist destinations within the city are within walking distance of the stations.