Rot Fai Loi Nam
November 4 , 2023 - January 28 , 2024
This November, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) proudly presents 14 enticing tour programs aboard the KIHA 183 trains, available until December. Additionally, there are 24 captivating 'Rot Fai Loi Nam' day trips, running until January next year.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) extends a warm invitation to both local and international travelers, encouraging them to explore the beauty of Thailand during the delightful cool season. Enjoy scenic journeys on the 'floating train' (รถไฟลอยน้ำ) and refurbished KIHA 183 trains, departing from Bangkok to explore nearby attractions, including Thailand's largest reservoir, vibrant flower fields, historic sites, and local events and festivals.
Rail tourism is rapidly gaining popularity in Thailand as an eco-friendly and sustainable mode of travel. The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has been actively offering unique rail tourism programs over the years.
Experience the 'Floating Train' Over Thailand's Largest Reservoir! This season, the beloved annual 'Rot Fai Loi Nam' (floating train) program makes its return with 24 day trips scheduled for each Saturday and Sunday from November to January, excluding New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. The first trip departs on Saturday, November 4th, and the final journey occurs on Sunday, January 28th.
The adventure commences at Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Station, featuring a 20-minute stopover above Lop Buri's Pasak Jolasid Dam, Thailand's largest reservoir, allowing tourists to relish the scenic views and capture memorable pictures. Subsequently, travelers have five hours of leisure time to explore the dam area or visit the nearby flower fields before the return journey.
Round-trip ticket prices are 500 Baht and 590 Baht per person for air-conditioned carriages and 330 Baht per person for regular carriages. Group tours can charter a private rail wagon.
Ride the KIHA 183 Train for Limited One-Day or Overnight Excursions! Among the offerings are 14 diverse tour programs, encompassing 12 one-day trips and two overnight journeys, available from November to December.
Scheduled for November 4th and 5th, and December 2nd and 3rd, the one-day excursion leads travelers to discover the charms of the Bang Pakong River basin, the enchanting celosia fields, and the historic Paed Riw city (formerly known as Chachoengsao).
On November 25th and 26th, and December 9th and 10th, the one-day tour treats passengers to the splendid chrysanthemum and sunflower fields, a picturesque 'floating train' ride, and a magical sunset experience in Saraburi and Lop Buri.
For those eager to don traditional Thai costumes and explore historical sites, there are two one-day trips to Sing Buri's Bang Rachan Park on December 16th and 17th, along with two additional one-day excursions to Lop Buri's King Narai's Palace on December 23rd and 24th. Both itineraries also include visits to colorful flower fields and the Glorious Ayutthaya Fair 2023.
Travelers looking to spend a night on their adventure can opt for the overnight trip to Prachin Buri, which highlights Si Mahosot Ancient City and the cosmic fields at Pha Hin Son viewpoint on November 11th and 12th. Another overnight journey takes passengers to Chon Buri, showcasing marguerite and hydrangea fields, Jomtien Beach, and Pattaya's vibrant nightlife on November 18th and 19th.
Each trip is limited to 200 passengers and costs 1,499 Baht per person for a one-day excursion and 3,999 Baht per person for an overnight journey.
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