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Thailand’s ‘floating train’ is a huge hit with tourists!

Published: Nov 2022

Tickets for Thailand’s ‘floating train’ are reportedly selling out as tourists flock to ride it.


The train runs from Bangkok to Pa Sak Jolasid Dam and whilst aboard passengers can enjoy the illusion of aquatic rail travel due to a post-monsoon rise in water levels. The rot fai loi nam (train floating on water) travels on an elevated track just above the water.

It takes less than five hours for the train to reach the dam from Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok stopping for approximately 20 minutes in the middle of the dam to allow passengers to take photographs.

The train remains at Pa Sak Jolasid Dam for a few hours where tourists can walk around the dam and gardens, before their return voyage.

Tickets are now sold out until the New Year as the train only runs during the weekend between now and February.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Bunyanuch Pahuyut, who was among 600 passengers who recently travelled on the train.

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