Bamboo Travel Goes from Planes to Trains ~ Thailand opens Southeast Asia's largest rail terminal ~

By: Bamboo Travel
 
BASINGSTOKE, U.K. - Dec. 8, 2021 - PRLog -- With the imminent opening of the 15 billion Baht, Bang Sue station in Bangkok, Bamboo Travel is starting to replace regional flights with rail travel.

The largest station in Southeast Asia, with 26 platforms some 600 metres long, the station will offer over a quarter of a million square metres of floor space, with an elevated walkway connecting it to the new Mo Chit Bus Terminal.

Comments Robin Ball, Director of Bamboo Travel: "Taking a long-distance train in Thailand can be a more rewarding way to travel domestically between Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Surat Thani, and on to Malaysia and Singapore. We are also keenly following developments in the rail projects being planned to link Thailand with Laos, China, Cambodia, and Vietnam in the future.

"The opening of Bang Sue Station is a big step forward in plans to create a Pan Asia rail network that will allow us to switch from using domestic and regional flights to trains, therefore significantly reducing carbon emissions on our itineraries."

One of the first of Bamboo Travel's to benefit from the new station is the 17-day Alternative Thailand (https://www.bambootravel.co.uk/tours/alternative-thailand), with the flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok replaced with an overnight train.

The itinerary takes an alternative approach to the usual combination of Bangkok, the north, and a beach.

Several days are spent trekking in the hills in northern Thailand, with accommodation in the smart Lisu Lodge just outside Chiang Mai, which provides eco-friendly accommodation and runs in-depth excursions in conjunction with the local villagers.

Next up is Pai and Mae Hong Son, for several days trekking and rafting through the countryside, before returning to Bangkok on the overnight train, and an enjoyable night-time tour of the city, before flying on to Koh Phangan to finish up with four nights' R&R on the beach.

The holiday costs from £2,995 per person (two sharing a room), based on a February 2022 departure.

The price includes international flights with Vietnam Airlines, all ground transportation (including the overnight train), regional flight, 14 nights' B&B (plus four lunches and three dinners), private tours, and an English-speaking guide for sightseeing.

Bamboo Travel (020 7720 9285, bambootravel.co.uk).

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