If you visit Bangkok, you will certainly use the Skytrain once. The tracks are on mighty concrete piers, approximately at the height of the fifth floor of a residential or office building. The Skytrain crosses the river in the same way as 6-lane motorways, which in turn rest on pillars again.
The small distances to the right and left to houses and the stacking of traffic routes are partly threatening. Even so, it is a solution for the rapid transport of large crowds through this city, which is constantly affected by traffic jams. In any case, the Skytrain offers interesting insights into Bangkok’s architecture.
In the video you see our journey between Saphan Taksin and Siam Road.
The Skytrain, based on Siemens technology, is operated by Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS). It was opened in 1999 and has now been extended several times. Further expansion is planned.
Text, photos and video: Copyright © myVideoMedia
Dieser Beitrag in: Deutsch