Bangkok & Salaya


         In 1782 King Rama I moved the royal quarters across the Chao Phraya River to the village of Bang Koh, which means “Island Place”. Here he built and established the new capital of Thailand, Rattanakosin. Later the old capital of Thon Buri, narrowed and became part of Bangkok. King Rama I built the Grand Palace here formally solidifying the new capital.

         There are many interesting places in Bangkok such as Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace, Khao Sarn Road, the Chatuchak Weekend Market and Siam Square. There are numerous kinds of restaurants around Bangkok. The Sky Train (BTS) and Underground Train (MRT) are convenient and there are taxis which run 24 hours a day.

         To get to the Salaya Campus at Nakhon Pathom, you can take a bus from Victory Monument. When you reach Nakhon Pathom, connect to a local bus to go to the campus. There are many interesting sites around Nakhon Pathom as well. The local bus can take you to Phra Pathom Chedi, the ancient city of Kamphaeng Saen, the Lampaya Floating Market or the Rose Garden.