Discount Code for Extraordinary Travel Festival in Bangkok

The Extraordinary Travel Festival is set to take place in the Thai capital from November 15th to 17th, 2024. This event will bring together the world’s most avid, accomplished, and adventurous travellers for three days of experience sharing and learning. Travellers from all six continents will be in attendance, with over 25 speakers and exciting […]

Two Day Trip to Khao Sok

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 […]

Thailand’s Hidden Dishes

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 […]

Train Trip to Khao Yai National Park

This week I did a three-day trip to Khao Yai by train. The highlight was a day long tour in the national park. I went with my friend Mike from We stayed at Greenleaf Guesthouse. If you book a full day tour with them, they will pick you up for free from the train […]

Steam Train Excursion Trip to Ayutthaya

🚂 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 […]

Kiha-183 Excursion Train to Ayutthaya

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” […]

Train Trip to Ayutthaya

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 and click on ‘Exploring Thailand by […]

Kiha-183 Excursion Train to Ratchaburi

Good morning from Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong). Today I’m on the Kiha-183 excursion train to Ratchaburi. The following are the photos and text that I tweeted live during the trip. DATE OF TRAVEL: 5th March 2023 The State Railway of Thailand are now planning on doing one-day excursions every weekend to destinations and festivals. This […]

Weekend Train Trip to Phimai and Ubon Ratchathani

Good morning from Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station. This weekend I’m off again on one of my train trips to promote rail tourism in Thailand. I’m doing two major destination trips per month with the kind cooperation of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) who are helping me with logistical support. I’m on this […]

Weekend Train Trip to Chiang Mai, Lamphun and Lampang

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 […]

Weekend Train Trip to Udon Thani

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 […]

Free Electric Shuttle Bus to Floating Markets in Bangkok

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 […]

Kiha-183 Excursion Train Trip to Chachoengsao

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:… 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 […]

Everything you need to know about Bangkok’s new terminal train station

It has been a long time coming, but finally the new terminal station in Bangkok will open on 19th January 2023. Starting from now, you can buy tickets for long distance trains departing from this station by entering the official name, “Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal” *.  Though from experience, you only need to type […]