If it was up to you to decide, to what purpose would you put a 400-rai plot of land in a prime location in the heart of Bangkok? A giant entertainment and shopping complex would definitely maximise one's financial return, but building a museum or heritage centre or opening a public park or botanical garden there would definitely cater more to the needs of the average Bangkokian.
An aerial view of the old train junkyard in Makkasan.
The land in question is owned by the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and has been the site of shunting yards and train-repair workshops since 1910. Situated between Makkasan and Phaya Thai train stations, it has such great development potential that the SRT plans to relocate the rail depot to the Saraburi district of Kaeng Khoi and put this large plot to other uses.
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