Bangkok, Thailand

Getting In


By Car

Driving to Bangkok is not a good idea, since you can easily waste much of your time waiting in traffic just to get from one side of the city to the other. Three major highways from all directions of Thailand lead to Bangkok. The best way to get to the city from Northern Thailand is to drive on Phahonyothin Road (Route 1), which starts from Mae Sai near the Myanmar border. Sukhumvit Road (Route 3) originates from cities in Eastern Thailand including Trat, Pattaya and Chonburi. Phetkasem Road (Route 4) is a long stretch originating near the Malaysian border in Southern Thailand.

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Highway in Bangkok by Kawaputra

To ease congestion on these highways, a new system of motorways has emerged and will be extended in the future. The Bangkok-Chonburi Motorway (Motorway 7) stretches from Chonburi and Pattaya southeast of Bangkok. The Kanchanaphisek National Highway (Motorway 9 or "Outer Ring Road") makes a giant loop around Bangkok, serving many satellite towns around it including Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan.

Along the Motorway by Piyabute

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