Following our breakfast of boat noodles at Chatuchak Weekend Market, we made a move to Victory Monument a few train stations away to catch a bus ride to Maeklong Railway Market!
[Bangkok August 2013]
9 August 2013
Victory Monument | Bangkok, Thailand
Victory Monument is located in Ratchathewi district in Bangkok, at the center of a roundabout connecting Phahonyothin Road, Phaya Thai Road and Ratchawithi Road. The monument is erected in mid-1941 to commemorate the Thai victory in the Franco-Thai War. It is entirely western in its design and a sharp contrast with the other prominent monuments of Bangkok.
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Human Traffic Jam!
And it is extremely happening around the vicinity of the Victory Monument.
The monument is like a hub. There are shopping malls and it was said, like what I mentioned in my previous post, that the best boat noodles in Bangkok can be found there near the monument.
The roundabout also plays the role of an informal terminal for both public and private transports. You can find numerous private transportation companies and their make-shift counters lining the sides all around the roundabout providing routes that takes you from Bangkok to any other part of Thailand. Yes, literally almost everywhere else from Pattaya to Kanchanaburi to tourist spots in Thailand like Ayutthaya and the railway market or floating market!
After a short walk, we found a private transport company located under the Second Stage Expressway flyover that can take us to Maeklong Railway Market! The trip from Victory Monument to Maeklong Railway Market takes approximately 90 minutes and cost 70 baht per person. Pretty reasonable isn’t it?
Anyway, want to find out our little adventure at Maeklong Railway Market?
Stay tuned for the next upcoming post!
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