Has anybody taken the tourist train to Kanchanaburi described http://www.seat61.com/Bridge-on-the-River-Kwai.htm#tourist railcar.
We are thinking of doing this trip but stopping at Kanchanaburi for a couple of nights. I know the strait trip only takes a couple of hours but this seems like a nice way to spend a day.
#1 KazAussie has been a member since 18/7/2009. Posts: 221
I've taken that train a few years ago. Not all the way from/to BKK but just a short ride for a few hours. Don't remember the full details. Just that we got on in Kanchanaburi with a group of friends, plenty of booze and good spirits. I think you can understand why I don't remember all the details.
Wonderful ride through scenic landscape. Not sure though if I would want to be in those seats for a very long time.
We only drove for 2 hours and then got picked up again as a part of a "stag party". Can not help much more but those 2 hours were great for sure.
It's great. Far better than taking the bus. The bus is faster, but the scnerey is pretty bland/awful, especially between Bangkok and Nakhon Pathom.
Plus, the train station in K-buri is a lot closer to most of the guest houses than the bus station. You can walk to quite a few very good ones on the river in about 10 minutes.
Easy to get to and from the Thonburi Railway Station, too.
Thank you both for your replies. Looks like we will definitely give it a go. Can't wait -- we will be on the train on Saturday week (20th).
#4 KazAussie has been a member since 18/7/2009. Posts: 221