Saturday, August 30, 2014

Getting around Bangkok with Public Transportation plus Street View

Do you want to see Bangkok and go to all those places you've read about using only public transportation?  It used to be that information on bus routes, MTR, and other information was not only hard to come by, but considered 'local knowledge' possessed only by those supposedly 'in the know'.

Now there is a website that can get you from any two points in Bangkok by detailing all the transportation modes and numbers.  All info on the underground trains, the Skytrain, Airport link, and even buses are all under this one website - and its in English too, along with three other languages.

Check out this link:  http://www.transitbangkok.com/


For those that want to get up and close, Google Maps has now completed their 'Street View' mapping of the big mango.  That means you can get 360 degree views of all the major streets and do a virtual 'drive through' of the areas of interest, right at your desktop!  Explore the city in the comfort of your home or condo and not even get wet when its raining.  To get to street view, just go to  maps.google.com.  once you have identified the city you want, such as Bangkok, a little stick figure of a person will appear on the bottom right of your map.  Click and drag the stick figure over the map and drop it where you want and it will show the area in 3D street view!  Click on back to maps to return to the map view.

To try it, just click on the link below and you can see the area around Central World...and use your mouse to navigate through the area.  You can see the stores, the landmarks, and anything else that might have been captured during Google's drive through mapping.  License plate numbers and faces are usually blurred out to protect the guilty...I mean innocent.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bangkok,+Thailand/@13.744395,100.540959,3a,75y,260.73h,78.67t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s7mfNhaBeojf_8--6jMcEqw!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x311d6032280d61f3:0x10100b25de24820

Now there is no excuse about getting lost in the big mango....go out and explore the City of Angels...its really a delightful place.


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