Popular ‘floating tourist train’ to Pasak Jolasid Dam returns next month

Popular ‘floating tourist train’ to Pasak Jolasid Dam returns next month

This year, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is offering two roundtrips from Bangkok every weekend in the cool-season months of November, December and January. The long New Year weekend service has been cancelled, however.

The service is nicknamed the “floating train” for the sensation that passengers get from riding over water when it crosses the brimming dam. Pasak Jolasid is Thailand’s longest earthen dam, built at the initiative of the HM the late King Bhumibol to reduce flooding in the Pasak and Chao Phraya river basins. It crosses the Pasak River at Nong Bua subdistrict, in Phatthana Nikom district, Lopburi province, offering gorgeous views of the landscape. Construction of the mighty barrier began on December 2, 1994 and was completed on September 30, 1999.

The “floating train” also provides a seasonal boost to tourism in Lopburi, generating income for locals in the central province.
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