Thailand’s ‘Floating Train’, which treats passengers to stunning views of the lake, has attracted a large number of travelers this year due to a rise in water levels after the monsoon. According to Reuters news agency, tickets for the ride are selling out quickly. The train departs from the capital Bangkok for the day-long journey and takes travelers to a bridge over the Pasak Jolasid Dam, Thailand’s largest earth-filled dam, in Lopburi Province. The train only runs on weekends between November and February and tickets are sold out until New Years, according to Reuters.
After departing from Bangkok, the train passes through the Pasak Jolasid Dam six hours away on an elevated track just above water level, which officials say has been unusually high this year.
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It stops at the dam station lookout for 20 minutes, allowing passengers to admire the view and click photos before moving on to the next stop.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Bunyanuch Pahuyut, one of 600 passengers traveling on the route on Sunday, told Reuters.
The weekend train operation is expected to boost domestic tourism, which has been hit by COVID-19. The train runs on all weekends except December 31 and January 1 according to: The Nation of Thailand.
A round trip from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station to Pa Sak Jolasid Dam costs 330 THB (Rs 725) for non-air-conditioned and THB 560 (Rs 1,230) for air-conditioned travel. Ticket sales started from November 1 of this year.
Tickets can be booked both at train stations and online, on State Railway Thailand’s official website and mobile application.
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