Transport in Bangkok
Bangkok is known as the “Venice of the East”. Today, many of thecanals have been filled in and paved over to make room for roads, but a massive network of waterways still crosses the city. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Bangkok experienced ___EUROPEAN___ influence.
As a result, the city ___SLOWLY___ shifted to a road-based transport system.
Over the last decade, Bangkok has evolved from a humid riverside city into a modern, rapidly growing Asian ___COMMERCIAL___ centre. Business travellers will appreciate the city’s growth in public transportation and its world-class airport.
The Suvarnabhumi Airport, which is located 25km east of the city centre, contributed greatly to Bangkok’s ___DEVELOPMENT___.
A modern, convenient elevated rail link connects the airport to the city in 30 minutes, helping ___VISITORS___ avoid traffic jams.
The city’s modern public transportation system is a ___COMBINATION___ of sky trains and underground subways. It has transformed the bustling city centre into a futuristic district of street-level roads, elevated roads and sky trains.