Train stations in Thailand, next station Lampang
I love traveling by train, especially in Thailand where it is like traveling in time. It is like an open-air museum. Not only the trains itself but also the train stations. They look like they have not changed since they build the first railroad lines in Thailand in 1889. I will try to make a serie of train stations under the tag TRAIN STATIONS, before modernisation will make this all history. This is the train station of Lampang or actually Nakhon Lampang Train Station, about 650km north of Bangkok along the train line Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Next major train station is Lamphun, previous major train station is Den Chai. This train station was build in 1915 and used for the first time in 1916. Lampang train station is build in a mix of northern style and European architecture with many beautiful patterns. The 4 curved entrances give Lampang train station a very typical character. In front of the train station is placed an old steam Kisha Seizo locomotive (no. 728) build in 1936. If you like old Thai train stations then hurry up and visit them all as modernisation is destroying beautiful history!