Bangkok Train Station:  Hua Lamphong

Thai trains are a wonderful way to travel.  View the country landscape from an unspoiled railway.

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The Bangkok train station represents the architecture of an era past.

   

Hua Lamphong in  1908, 1928 & 1960.  Hua Lamphong is quite beautiful.

 

Thailand National Train Schedule.  The 1st class trains offer private rooms w/ A/C, picture window, beds & sink.

Both Hua Lamphong & the trains are immaculate.

Thai into English is Transliteration & results in assorted different spellings of everything .. from city names to street names.  Hua Lumpong on Train Station entrance & Hua Lamphong on subway sign.

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The Bangkok Subway has a Hua Lamphong stop with plenty of signs in English.

The State Railway of Thailand provides signs in English & plenty of tourist information desks.  Help with taxi or hotel.

 

 

The Bangkok train station is immaculate with assorted restaurants & convenience stores to provide for traveler needs.

Even in rural areas signs & schedules are in both Thai & English.  Rural train station staff somewhat, generally & kinda bi-lingual.

 

 

 

Bilingual Thai staff is 90% English speaking & extremely polite, friendly, courteous &  helpful.

Plenty of taxis & tuk tuks to get you to your hotel

Lupini Park is an oasis of serenity hidden in the bustle of Bangkok

Chiang Mai train station in the 50s .. pretty much same same in 2010.