Originally Posted by johnapril
I never heard of the metro. I just took the bus. Is this something new since 1998?
BKK has two train systems, one called the Metro (mostly underground), one called BTS (elevated sky trains). Pretty decent system, they cross paths at a few different locations - notably Asoke in Sukhumvit and at Chatuchak. BTS was all in place on my first BKK trip in 2003, opened in 99 or 2000 I think, and the Metro is newer still, so if you havent been since 98, then you wont have seen it.