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Through Korat on the Orient Express
« on: January 29, 2010, 09:13:27 PM »
(3 days/2 nights)
A thrilling journey through north east Thailand to the ravishing Angkor-style temple of Phimai - and on across the Mekong to the fascinating capital city of Laos, Vientiane.

Tuesday - Bangkok
Depart Bangkok in the afternoon. Relax in one of the bar cars, saloon car or in the privacy of your comfortable compartment. Afternoon tea is served as you travel into Northeastern Thailand. Later that evening enjoy dinner in one of the beautiful restaurant cars. Retire to your compartment, transformed into a cosy bedroom by your steward.

Wednesday - Phimai, Khao Yai
The train arrives at Hin Dat station after breakfast. Here you will disembark for a tour to Phimai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important Khmer monuments in Thailand. Return to the E&O for lunch as you continue your journey on to the picturesque Khao Yai valley. Here you visit a local vineyard and have the opportunity to taste wines that are being called “New Latitude Wines”. Reboard the train in the early evening in time to prepare for dinner. Overnight on board.

Thursday – Thaneleng, Vientiane
After breakfast, the E&O will cross the Mekong River via the Friendship Bridge and enter Laos for the very first time.

Departs on Feb 23, 2010, prices range from US$ 1700 - 2790 per person.

I wonder whether it'll run more than once through Isaan at that stiff price?


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Re: Through Korat on the Orient Express
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2010, 09:57:30 PM »
Something is confusing me. The train leaves Bangkok and arrives in Hin Dat for a tour of Phimai on Wednesday morning. Then it goes back (on a two hour return journey) to Kao Yai in the afternoon? And then back again heading northeast to Laos in the evening. I'm sorry. I must have misunderstood something. What?


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Re: Through Korat on the Orient Express
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2010, 12:00:36 AM »
Last time I caught a train was Bangkok to Butterworth, cost about $30, and it had a buffet car, be nice to have that sort of money spare to do it in style though.