Two Day Trip to Khao Sok
Richard Barrow in Thailand
by Richard Barrow
9M ago
Surat Thani is the gateway to not only Samui but also Khao Sok National Park on the mainland. I recently went there by sleeper train. This is a summary of my two days in Khao Sok which was one of my best trips in years. I am already planning to go again at the end of the year. The two-day tour in Khao Sok was sponsored by Khao Sok Paradise Resort (khaosokparadise.com). The sleeper train ticket was paid for by 12Go (thaitrainguide.12go.asia/en), the sponsors of the @ThaiTrainGuide which you can download for free. One of the best ways to come to Surat Thani is by overnight train. I took Rapid ..read more
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Thailand’s Hidden Dishes
Richard Barrow in Thailand
by Richard Barrow
9M ago
At the ‘Thailand’s Hidden Dishes’ event this evening, the Tourism Authority of Thailand introduced lesser-known specialty foods from Thailand’s five regions to inspire tourists to embark on a culinary journey to explore the kingdom. No. 1 – Pla Yum Sawat (blue spotted grouper with shredded radish) Trat in the Eastern Region is known for its marine aquaculture of Pla Yum Swath (coral grouper, or coral trout), making it the economic fish of the province and a local specialty food. The fish is tasty and can be… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1660653035830362114 2. Moo Phat Raak Choo (stir-fri ..read more
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Train Trip to Ayutthaya
Richard Barrow in Thailand
by Richard Barrow
10M ago
Good morning from Hua Lamphong Station. Today I’m on the #Kiha183 excursion train to Ayutthaya. This is a live THREAD about this trip. Follow @ThaiTrainGuide for more information on the trains. #RailTourism #Thailand [2] To buy tickets for the #KiHa183 excursion train, go to the D-Ticket website https://www.dticket.railway.co.th/DTicketPublicWeb/home/Home and click on ‘Exploring Thailand by Train’. There’s a different destination every week. Call 1690 for more information. [3] Our trip today is to Ayutthaya. The ticket cost is 1,499 Baht and includes breakfast, lunch, bus and boat tours, and ..read more
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Steam Train Excursion Trip to Ayutthaya
Richard Barrow in Thailand
by Richard Barrow
11M ago
Good morning from Hua Lamphong Station. Today is the 126th anniversary of the opening of the first railway in Thailand and the founding of the State Railway of Thailand on 26th March 1897. Today I am taking the steam excursion train to the ancient capital of Thailand to do a one day trip that I designed myself. I will be taking a boat and Tuk Tuk for this tour. DATE OF TRAVEL: 25th March 2023 There are six steam train trips a year on important dates. They go to three different locations: Ayutthaya, Chachoengsao and Nakhon Pathom. Tickets are 299 Baht for 3rd Class (8 carriages) and 799 ..read more
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Kiha-183 Excursion Train to Ayutthaya
Richard Barrow in Thailand
by Richard Barrow
11M ago
Good morning from Hua Lamphong Station. Today I’m on the Kiha-183 excursion train to Ayutthaya. This is a refurbished Japanese train that is used by the State Railway of Thailand as a tourist train doing excursions to different destinations every weekend. I will be doing most of these trips as part of my “Rail Tourism” project to promote eco-friendly and sustainable travel. DATE OF TRAVEL: 25th March 2023 [2] To buy tickets for the KiHa-183 excursion train, go to the D-Ticket website dticket.railway.co.th/DTicketPublicW… and click on ‘Exploring Thailand by Train’. There’s a different desti ..read more
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Weekend Train Trip to Chiang Mai, Lamphun and Lampang
Richard Barrow in Thailand
by Richard Barrow
1y ago
Good morning from Chiang Mai Railway Station. The State Railway of Thailand has joined hands with Lampang Rajabhat University to organize train tours under the label ‘Lanna Modernization Railroad Travel’. The aim is to promote rail tourism and the route between the old towns of Lampang, Lamphun, and Chiang Mai. This is now their fourth package tour. The demgraphics of my fellow passengers are retirees with disposable income. The tour price was 7,590 Baht and the ones that I asked said it was a reasonable price. In fact there were some people who had been on all four trips so far. This is a li ..read more
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Weekend Train Trip to Udon Thani
Richard Barrow in Thailand
by Richard Barrow
1y ago
This weekend I did the first of what will hopefully be a regular series of train trips to major destinations around Thailand. My intention is to promote rail tourism which is both sustainable and eco-friendly travel. I am really happy that the Tourism Authority of Thailand has recognised the importance of my rail project and that they are kindly giving me logistical support. The first train trip was to Udon Thani on the Northeastern Line. I took Special Express No.25 that goes from Bangkok’s new terminal Krung Thep Aphiwat to Nong Khai overnight. This and other destination train guides will b ..read more
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Free Electric Shuttle Bus to Floating Markets in Bangkok
Richard Barrow in Thailand
by Richard Barrow
1y ago
Today I’m checking out the free electric bus shuttle between four floating markets in Taling Chan District of Bangkok. This is a review in three parts: MRT Park & Ride, electric bus and floating markets. The electric bus service connects to MRT Bang Khun Tan station and so I decided I would drive to the Park & Ride at MRT Lak Song first to review that car park. Park on the 3rd floor as that’s where the bridge is to connect to the station. MRT: maps.app.goo.gl/nCs9ngRKXYmyxA… If you are riding the MRT it costs you 10 Baht to park for 2 hours. If not, then it’s 20 baht for 1 hour. I ..read more
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Kiha-183 Excursion Train Trip to Chachoengsao
Richard Barrow in Thailand
by Richard Barrow
1y ago
Good morning from Bangkok Railway Station. Today I’m on the KiHa-183 excursion train to Chachoengsao. This is a THEAD of the trip. More information here: thaitrainguide.com/excursion-trai… You can also find more train photos and videos by following @ThaiTrainGuide on Twitter. The KiHa-183 trains were donated by Japan. They were then refurbished in the Makkasan Workshops so that they look as good as new. They kept the livery the same as when it was used in Japan. There also kept the information signs. The KiHa-183 trains will be used as tourist trains. The trip today is a package tour t ..read more
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Bangkok to Singapore by Train
Richard Barrow in Thailand
by Richard Barrow
1y ago
This is a LIVE photo blog of my international train trip from Bangkok to Singapore via Malaysia. You will find full details here of all the trains and ticket prices. Don’t forget to also check out the YouTube channel for this trip: youtube.com/channel/UCKKNQ… DAY 1: Bangkok to Hua Hin. Special Express No.43 2nd Class (A/C) 412 Baht 7:50am-12:05pm ALTERNATIVE TRAIN: There is a sleeper train that goes all the way from Bangkok to Padang Besar on the Thai-Malaysia border. This is joined with No.37 until Hat Yai. Special Express No.45 Lower Berth 960 Baht, Upper Berth 870 Baht 3:10pm-9 ..read more
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