2015 - North-Eastern Thailand and Laos - Day 22

North-Eastern (I-San) Thailand and Laos, 16 Nov - 10 Dec 2015 (25days)
Hua Lampong Railway station, Bangkok.

Day 22 (07 Dec) Bangkok to Prachuap Khiri Khan by train (320km) This morning Chew Leng Soon got up early at 5.40am for breakfast. Chan Meng Fye and I bid farewell to Chew Leng Soon who left us at 6.45am for the airport to catch the 10am flight back to KL.

We both had our late breakfast at 9am to 10am before checking out and made our way to Hua Lampong Railway station for the 1pm departure to Prachuap Khiri Khan. We bought the 2nd class BSC48 coach type for 245baht per person which is very cheap for a 320km journey. It was a long traveling day as we only arrived Prachuap Khiri Khan at almost 7.30pm. Prachuap Khiri Khan is a city in the South Eastern Coastal part of Central Thailand and is the capital of the province of this name.
Train fares:
Special Express (only one class): 455฿
Express: 3rd class: 208฿, 2nd class: 285฿
Rapid: 3rd class: 168฿, 2nd class: 245฿


Sleeping at Suksant Hotel, Sooseuk Road, Prachuap Khiri Khan
Hua Lampong Railway station.

Train is definitively not the fastest way to travel in Thailand, but it might be the best to enjoy the scenery along the way.

Travel on the train from Bangkok to Prachuap Khiri Khan takes you to the centre of the town, with the railway station located just five minutes’ walk to the sea side and plenty of places to stay just a short walk away.

We had our dinner here at an open air good court.

We both had fried oyster for dinner.

Sleeping at Suksant Hotel, Sooseuk Road, Prachuap Khiri Khan

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Day 01 (16.11.15) AirAsia AK 856 KUL. 12.45pm to Chiang Mai, (1738km)
Day 02 (17 Nov) Chiang Mai to Loei to Phu Kradueng to Khon Kaen (691km)
Day 03 (18 Nov) Khon Kaen City walk around
Day 04 (19 Nov) Khon Kaen City to Kalasin (80km)
Day 05 (20 Nov) Kalasin to Sakon Nakhon (129km)

Day 06 (21 Nov) Sakon Nakhon to Nakhon Phanom (92km)
Day 07 (22 Nov) Nakhon Phanom - day trip to Thakhek, Laos (62km)
Day 08 (23 Nov) Nakhon Phanom to Mukdahan (125km)
Day 09 (24 Nov) Mukdahan - trip to Phu Pha Thoet National Park (108km)
Day 10 (25 Nov) Mukdahan to Ubon Ratchathani by bus (194km)

Day 11 (26 Nov) Ubon Ratchathani to Pakse to Si Phan Don, Laos (291km)
Day 12 (27 Nov) Si Phan Don - a long walk to Somphamit Waterfall
Day 13 (28 Nov) Si Phan Don to Ubon Ratchathani by bus (291km)
Day 14 (29 Nov) Ubon Ratchathani to Si Sa Ket by van (67km)
Day 15 (30 Nov) Si Sa Ket to Buri Ram by train (148km)

Day 16 (01 Dec) Buri Ram - day visit to 3 places (219km)
Day 17 (02 Dec) Buri Ram to Nakhon Ratchasima by train (129km)
Day 18 (03 Dec) Nakhon Ratchasima - day trip to Phimai (120km)
Day 19 (04 Dec) Nakhon Ratchasima to Bangkok by train (264km)
Day 20 (05 Dec) Bangkok - Chao Phraya River boat ride to Khaosan Road

Day 21 (06 Dec) Bangkok - rest day and dinner at Royal Bangkok Sports Club
Day 22 (07 Dec) Bangkok to Prachuap Khiri Khan by train (320km)
Day 23 (08 Dec) Prachuap Khiri Khan
Day 24 (09 Dec) Prachuap Khiri Khan to Hatyai by night train (660km)
Day 25 (10 Dec) Hatyai to Butterworth by train and to KL by bus (555km)