Leo Laksi’s Bangkok And Back

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Walking on the BTS elevated walkway from Chidlom to Siam Center

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Off the train at Chidlom Station

Off the train at Chidlom Station

The Bangkok Skytrain has transformed the Sukhumvit Corridor over the ten or so years it has been in operation.  I use this system every chance I get.  It’s convenient.

Amblin' up the walkway

Amblin' up the walkway

A few years ago, an elevated walkway was built between the Chidlom Station and Siam Center Station.  Since then you have the option of riding the train one stop or walking the 1 kilometer distance on the walkway between the stations.  I prefer to walk the distance because there is so much to see.

And the walkway has access to many shopping outlets, starting with Central Department store, then Amarin Plaza, Gaysorn Plaza, Erawan Shopping, Central World and then the assorted Siam Center shopping centers, including Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery, Siam Center, and Siam Square.  I would venture a guess that the shopping area from Central Department Store to Siam Center is one of the largest retail areas in the world.  (And a few hundred meters away is MBK Shopping Center at National Stadium Station.)

Walkway to Gaysorn Plaza

Walkway to Gaysorn Plaza

However, there are also other sights to see on the walk besides retail.

Erawan Shrine

Erawan Shrine

At night

Amarin Plaza at night

Erawan at night

Erawan at night

Umbrellas and balloons

Umbrellas and balloons

But in these times, the heart and soul (if you can call it that) of the area is retail.  Big time.  Stay tuned for more photos next time that give you a flavor on this shopping district.

Central World Shopping Center

Central World Shopping Center

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Written by leolaksi

January 12, 2009 at 6:39 am

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  1. Yeah, the walkway is very convenience for a tourist like me. ^_^

    DoReMe

    January 12, 2009 at 12:35 pm

  2. I stayed in Bangkok for few months and I loved it. I love the people, shopping, and food.

    I used to go to Siam Discovery, Siam Center, and Siam Square. I hope I will be visiting to BKK sometime soon.

    leo

    January 12, 2009 at 2:15 pm

  3. Yeah. it’s great to get around. I like it too. Leo

    leolaksi

    January 12, 2009 at 3:43 pm


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