Have you ever wondered what it feels like to travel by train in Bangkok?
We decided to find out about this last Sunday. Certainly, it wasn’t the fastest way to travel but what we experienced was amazing.
Taling Chan Junction
We boarded a train from Taling Chan Junction Railway Station, which is located in the suburb area of Bangkok. This railway station has undergone a major renovation recently, so it may look more modern and clean comparing to other stations.
On Board the Train
If you purchase a 3rd class ticket, it’s very likely that you have a ticket without seat assignment. So after we got on board the train, we had to look for our own seats. Fortunately, this train wasn’t very crowded, and we could still find a few empty seats available in another passenger car.
Behind a Local Market
This wasn’t something that every foreigners would see when they visit Bangkok. As the train moved through the local market from behind, we got a true sense of what the real Bangkok is like.
The Morning Alms Round
We also saw a monk going on his daily alms round. The Morning Alms Round is a Buddhist tradition which has been continually practiced for more than 2,500 years.
The train was already entering Thonburi station, but we were a bit curious about what this couple was doing. Oh well, it’s none of our business anyway.
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