sala rattanakosin Bangkok is delighted to announce that guests can now travel to and from the hotel by MRT, Bangkok’s subway network. The new Sanam Chai MRT station is located just a few minutes’ walk from sala rattanakosin Bangkok, at the end of Tha Tien alley, next to the Chao Phraya River.
Five new stations have now opened to the public – Wat Mangkon, Sam Yot, Sanam Chai, Itsaraphap and Tha Phra – which form part of the Blue Line extension between Hua Lamphong and Bang Khae. They will be free to use from now until 28th September 2019, between 7am and 9pm.
The new stations are a great way for guests to explore the city like a local. Silom is just five stops away along the Blue Line, and Sukhumvit (Asok station) can be reached in nine stops. The line even stretches all the way to Chatuchak Park, home of the world-famous Chatuchak Weekend Market.
Each new station has been designed to reflect its local area. Wat Mangkon showcases images of Chinatown, while Sam Yot is adorned with interiors from the Rama 6 period. Sanam Chai is Thailand’s most beautiful MRT station, using the early Rattanakosin-period style created by a National Artist of Thailand and Dr. Pinyo Suwankiri, an architecture professor, and across the river, Itsaraphap is decorated with Thai swans, the symbol of the nearby Hongratanaram Temple.
The next section of the Blue Line, from Tha Phra to Lak Song, is schedule to open on 29th September 2019.