| 15 April 2024, Monday |

Thailand’s ‘floating train’ a big hit as dam waters rise

Tickets for rides on a special “floating train” in Thailand have been selling quickly, with passengers enjoying the illusion of aquatic rail travel due to a post-monsoon rise in water levels.

The route begins in Bangkok and travels six hours to the Pasak Jolasid dam in Lop Buri province on an elevated track just above the water level, which officials say has been unusually high this year.

The train runs only at weekends between November and February and tickets have been sold out until New Year.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Bunyanuch Pahuyut, who was among 600 passengers who have travelled on the route on Sunday.

  • Reuters