There is something magical about a train journey. What better way to explore Thailand’s rich beauty than in a room with an ever changing view. Sit back, and soak up the culture and scenery as you chug steadily through dramatic rural and urban landscapes on Thailand rail holidays.
The romance of train travel on Thailand rail holidays
It’s not just the comfort and convenience of train travel that appeals. Excursions in each stopping point provide the perfect balance between relaxing on board and the opportunity to explore wonderful facets of Thailand off the train.Take the Bangkok to Chiang Mai train, in a comfortable sleeper compartment, and go from the bright lights of this buzzing Asian capital through the peaceful countryside to beautiful Chiang Mai, nestled in the lush jungles of northern Thailand.
There are lots of opportunities for shorter journeys on the Thailand train network too. Make sure you include a visit to the Kanchanaburi area on your Thailand rail holidays. This is the location of the infamous Death Railway built during WWII. The views from this train journey crossing the River Kwai are stunning but it’s the history that makes the trip so special. Visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre and the beautifully-kept cemetery to understand something of the immense loss of life and appalling conditions endured by hundreds of thousands of people as it was constructed.
Board at Hua Lamphong station bangkok
Experience luxury trains in Thailand
One thing is for sure, a rail journey will add adventure and excitement to your South-east Asian sojourn. Call one of our Destination Specialists to discuss booking a train journey on the Eastern & Oriental Express. Thailand rail holidays in style on this luxury train service enable travellers to see the best of Thailand in comfort while enjoying delicious eastern cuisine. Thailand rail holidays really are the ultimate way to travel.
Or try these inspiring itineraries for Thailand rail holidays
Here’s a selection of popular itinerary suggestions to give you an idea of what’s available as we plan your Thailand rail holidays. Talk to our Destination Specialists and we’ll start creating an amazing adventure, experiencing the best of Thailand and the romance of train travel, that suits your needs and interests perfectly.
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