Explore Bangkok by BTS: Mo Chit (N8)

BTS is Bangkok elevated rapid transit system, which is known as Skytrain. With BTS, you can go to the major areas in Bangkok without facing traffic jams. Currently BTS has 2 main lines: Sukhumvit line and Silom line.

Mo Chit is a BTS station on Sukhumvit line that is located on Phahon Yothin Road, Chatuchak District.

Here is the map for the area around Mo Chit BTS Station. I have got this map from BTS official website. The area map for the other BTS stations can be found here. To enlarge, click at the map.

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What to see around BTS Mo Chit Station

Let’s look at the map. This station is a terminal station and has many things to see!

First of all, you will see that Mo Chit is an interchange station. It connects with MRT Subway at ‘Chatuchak Park Station’. You can change from BTS to MRT or vice versa at this station.

The most attractive place in this area is, of course, Chatuchak Weekend Market (or JJ Market), the biggest outdoor market in Thailand. At this market, you can find almost everything you ever want. There are 15,000 stalls selling clothing, handbags, shoes, accessories, home decoration items, books, ceramics, plants, and so on. This market is really big and you need a map to walk around the market!

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JJ Mall, an indoor shopping mall, is located on Kampaeng Phet 2 Road. Some people visit this mall in order to escape from the heat while shopping at Chatuchak weekend market.

JJ Green, a new trendy community mall, is located on Kampaeng Phet 3 Road. It is just only 200 meters from the station. After sunset, this place becomes a night market selling unique and vintage stuffs.

There are three big parks in this area: Chatuchak Park, Queen Sirikit Park, and Vachirabenjatas Park (Suan Rot Fai). The last one is the most popular one. It offers a long bicycle path and a lake where you can row a boat. Besides, in the park there is a Bangkok Butterfly Garden & Insectarium.

From the station, to go to Vachirabenjatas Park, it is possible to walk, but takes some time. My friends and I usually take a metered-taxi to go there. You can see my review of the park here. I got off from taxi at Suan Mokkh Bangkok (or Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives), a place where we can learn dhamma. Then, walk to the park.

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Besides, in this area there is a kid museum, Bangkok Children’s Discovery Museum, which has just been reopened early of this year after 5 years of renovation.

Or Tor Kor, a high quality fresh market, is also in this area. However, to go to this market, getting off from MRT at Kamphaeng Phet station is the better option.

This station is the closet BTS station to Mo Chit Bus Terminal, a northern and northeastern bus terminal. Well, the terminal is not in a walking distance; to go there, taxi is the best option.

Hope this information helps. Enjoy traveling Bangkok!

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