The journey by train from Trang to Bangkok is scheduled to take between 15 hours 10 minutes and 16 hours and 06 minutes, depending upon which of two daily train services you take.
Train Timetable: Trang to Bangkok
- Click on the Trang – Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Trang - Bangkok ฿ 1,160–1,766 16h 25m|
Trang Railway Station
Trang Railway Station is located at 2 Nang Yuan, Thap Thiang, Mueang Trang District, Trang 92000.
Bangkok Railway Station
The final stop for trains from Trang to Bangkok is Hua Lamphong Railway Station.
Wa Pho in Bangkok
Less famous, and much cheaper to enter, than the nearby Temple of the Emerald Buddha inside the Grand Palace compound, Wat Pho is the largest and arguably most important temple in Bangkok. Wat Pho, or Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram Rajwaramahawihan as it formally known, covers an area of over 80,000 square metres. The temple is packed full of buildings, statues and other curiosities collected and built over a period of around 400 years. The temple first came to prominence during the late 18th Century when the capital of Thailand was moved from Ayutthaya first to Thonburi, directly on the other side of the river from Wat Pho, and then to Bangkok which has remained the capital ever since. Successive Kings of Thailand’s current royal dynasty have added to, altered and enlarged Wat Pho since the end of the 18th Century and it functions in modern times as both a religious centre and a major tourist attraction.
There are two very striking things about Wat Pho. The first is its 46 metre long reclining Buddha statue which, whilst only one of the over 1,000 Buddha statues at the temple, is the main thing which most visitors come to Wat Pho to see. The second notable feature of Wat Pho is that the temple is credited with being the place where the techniques of Thai massage originated. A massage training centre for the public was opened at Wat Pho in 1955 and since then a great many aspiring masseuses have come to Wat Pho to take accredited courses in traditional Thai massage.