Hat Yai to Bangkok by train (SEA 24)
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It is 7:30 pm and I´m lying in my small sleeping berth on the train from Hat Yai to Bangkok. On one side I´m a little bit sad that we´ve left Koh Lipe after 10 days but on the other side I´m totally happy that we´re on the road again. I am also happy because we are on the train and it looks like we are the only western looking guys here.
There are more comfortable ways to travel in Thailand but we didn´t want to travel in a touristic group. We are here to learn more of the traditions in all the countries we visit. So the train is a perfect choice.
We left Koh Lipe at 8 am . We said goodbye to our host grabbed us a small breakfast and took the ferry to Pak Bara. From there we booked a bus to Hat Yai and there we bought a train ticket to Bangkok (12 Euro / 14 Dollar) in a sleeping cabin (second class).
I am happy that we booked this ticked today because Hat Yai is not the place where I planned to stay for one night. In the last years this city in the south of Thailand became a “Sin City”. It is next to the Malayan border and many Muslim men come here for a weekend trip to spent some tome with the prostitutes.
The train will arrive in Bangkok early in the morning an we planed to take the first train in direction Ayutthaya. The old capital of the kingdom.