Bangkok Transport impressions 133

Wat Mangkon

New stations for the MRT.
The latest Hua Lamphong to Tha Phra extension (2019), officially unveiled four MRT Stations notably Wat Mangkon, Sam Yot, Sanam Chai and Itsaraphap. The MRTA (Mass Rapid Transportation Authority) proudly announced that these stations are the most elaborately designed and most beautiful stations of the MRT Line!
These stations pay homage to their historical locality and are designed to highlight Thai history, culture and aesthetics!

7182 MRT-metro station Wat Mangkon on the Blue Line. This station was opened on 29th July 2019 and is located underground under Charoen Krung Road, named after Wat Mangkon Kamalawat. The station was designed to reflect the Chinese community in the surrounding area. Dragon motifs are used throughout the station to reflect the name of the station (Wat Mangkon meaning “Dragon Temple”). The ceiling has also been designed such as if the passengers are walking inside a dragon’s belly. 27 February 2020.
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7186 MRT-metro station Wat Mangkon on the Blue Line. MRT Wat Mangkon
also known as “Yaowarat”. The station is intricately designed to highlight the Sino-Thai influence of the neighborhood. This station was opened on 29th July 2019 and is located underground under Charoen Krung Road, named after Wat Mangkon Kamalawat. 27 February 2020.
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7190 MRT-metro station Wat Mangkon on the Blue Line. This station was opened on 29th July 2019 and is located underground under Charoen Krung Road, named after Wat Mangkon Kamalawat. 27 February 2020.
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7192 MRT-metro station Wat Mangkon on the Blue Line. This station was opened on 29th July 2019 and is located underground under Charoen Krung Road, named after Wat Mangkon Kamalawat. 27 February 2020.
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7265 MRT-metro station Sam Yot on the Blue Line.
While the train platforms of MRT Sam Yot look quite conventional, this station is housed in a beautiful colonial-style building; reminiscent of old Thai government buildings in Bangkok’s old town! This station was opened on 29th July 2019. The station is located underground from Sam Yot intersection of Charoen Krung Road and Maha Chai Road, of which the station is named after, to the Unakan Intersection between Charoen Krung and Burapha Roads.
27 February 2020.
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7267 MRT-metro station Sam Yot on the Blue Line.
While the train platforms of MRT Sam Yot look quite conventional, this station is housed in a beautiful colonial-style building; reminiscent of old Thai government buildings in Bangkok’s old town! This station was opened on 29th July 2019. The station is located underground from Sam Yot intersection of Charoen Krung Road and Maha Chai Road, of which the station is named after, to the Unakan Intersection between Charoen Krung and Burapha Roads.
27 February 2020.
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7287 MRT-metro station Sanam Chai on the Blue Line. This station was opened on 29th July 2019. The station was designed by national artist Pinyo Suwankiri in the early Rattanakosin art style to reflect the proximity of the station to the Grand Palace. 27 February 2020.
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7281 MRT-metro station Sanam Chai on the Blue Line. This station was opened on 29th July 2019. The station was designed by national artist Pinyo Suwankiri in the early Rattanakosin art style to reflect the proximity of the station to the Grand Palace. 27 February 2020.
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7284 MRT-metro station Sanam Chai on the Blue Line. This station was opened on 29th July 2019. The station was designed by national artist Pinyo Suwankiri in the early Rattanakosin art style to reflect the proximity of the station to the Grand Palace. 27 February 2020.
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6938 BTS-sky train near MRT rapid transit (metro) station Bang Wa on the Blue Line, Passengers can transfer from MRT to the BTS Skytrain at Bang Wa. The station was opened on 24th August 2019. 27 February 2020.
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6939 BTS-sky train near MRT rapid transit (metro) station Bang Wa on the Blue Line, Passengers can transfer from MRT to the BTS Skytrain at Bang Wa. The station was opened on 24th August 2019. 27 February 2020.
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6940 BTS-sky train station Bang Wa. Passengers can transfer from MRT to the BTS Skytrain. The station was opened on 24th August 2019. 27 February 2020.
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6943BTS-sky train leaving Bang Wa depot. 27 February 2020.
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