Easy and fast! The new MRT extension to the Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Temple

Bangkok was just again named the number one travel destination in the world and its public transportation system is getting better for its citizens and its tourists. The Ministry of Transport and Department of Tourism opened a new MRT (subway) extension that can bring you to Chinatown, the Grand Palace, temples, and other sites close by. Let me take you on a quick tour!

I took the MRT from Sukhumvit Station (Terminal 21) to Hua Lam Phong.

I took the MRT from Sukhumvit Station (Terminal 21) to Hua Lam Phong.

After reaching Hua Lam Phong, you need to get out of the train and change to the train across the platform to Tha Phra.

After reaching Hua Lam Phong, you need to get out of the train and change to the train across the platform to Tha Phra.

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Wat Mangkhon station. Before I head to the Grand Palace I sneaked out to Chinatown find some delicious food and more.

Wat Mangkhon station. Before I head to the Grand Palace I sneaked out to Chinatown find some delicious food and more.

Sanam Chai station. Here you can walk to The Royal Grand Palace and Wat Pho.

Sanam Chai station. Here you can walk to The Royal Grand Palace and Wat Pho.

After getting out at Exit 1, you will see the interesting Museum of Siam; from here you can walk to Wat Pho and the Grand Palace. Exit 4 is for the Flower Market. Will this new MRT extension save you time and effort? I think so!

After getting out at Exit 1, you will see the interesting Museum of Siam; from here you can walk to Wat Pho and the Grand Palace. Exit 4 is for the Flower Market. Will this new MRT extension save you time and effort? I think so!