Day-long train tours from Bangkok to tourist destinations

Day-long train trips from Bangkok to tourist destinations

Day-long train trips from Bangkok to tourist destinations

The State Railway of  Thailand (SRT) has teamed up with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and related agencies to offer economical day-long train trips from Bangkok to tourist destinations in three neighbouring provinces over the next three months.

On August 15, 22 and 29, there will be special trains departing Bangkok taking travellers to Chachoengsao and back the same days; on September 5, 12, 19 and 26, similar service is available to Saraburi; and to Lop Buri on October 3, 10, 14, 24 and 31.

Tickets, priced at 999 baht per person on all routes, cover train travel by third class, food, transportation, tour guide, insurance fees and admission to various attractions on the itinerary.

Contact the SRT’s hotline at 1690 or the TAT for more information.

– Festival heads south

The Five Regions Travel Festival, after a successful run in other parts of Thailand, now heads south to Thung Tha Lad Park in Nakhon Si Thammarat where it is scheduled August 21-23.

Launched earlier this year by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the festival held in rotation around Thailand, has helped promote tourism within the country.

The festival will regale visitors with tons of travel-related booths representative of all 76 provinces of Thailand and activities ranging from photo exhibition, cultural performances and tasting of local delicacies to a contest involving red-whiskered bulbuls or nok krong hua juk.

Visitors also have a chance to enjoy spectacular processions as well as a light and sound show which are highlights of the festival.

For further details, ring the TAT’s call centre at 1672.

– Mountain biking in Tak

The sixth edition of  Bhumibol Dam International Mountain Bike Championship is scheduled August 29-30 at Tak’s most prominent tourist attraction, from which the annual event takes its name.

The aim of organisers is to raise Tak’s profile as an adventure and eco-tourism destination.

The championship features six categories of races contested over distances: 60kms of mountain biking which is the main event, 16-km family race, 10-km tour biking, 5-km cyclo-cross on the dam’s crest, 39-km international and 24-km amateur races.

For more information, call the TAT’s Tak office at 055-514-341 to 3. / Bangkok Post