The name "Makkasan" evokes different images. A train and airport link station, a swamp, a junkyard for old trains, a wooded area in the heart of Bangkok that was apparently once dense enough to hide a cougar.
An aerial view of the old train junkyard in Makkasan. This vast area has the potential to be made into a public park. Photo courtesy of the ASSOCIATION OF SIAMESE ARCHITECTS
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the 400 rai of land owned by the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) could be turned into a leafy public park with well-planned commercial development?
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