By train it takes 8 to 9 hours to travel 480 km from Bangkok’s main train station to Nam Phong. Nam Phong is the railway station closest to the Ubolratana Dam and its famous and cheap golf course.
Trains Times to Nam Phong
There are 4 direct services each day from Bangkok to Nam Phong.
- The fastest train service is the 08:20 departure on Train #75 which is scheduled to arrive in Khon Kaen 7 hours 35 minutes later.
- The slowest service is Train #133 departing from Bangkok at 20:45 which is scheduled to complete the same journey in 9 hours 02 minutes.
Buy Tickets to Nam Phong
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The best trains to book from Bangkok to Nam Phong are either Train #75 or Train #25. Train #75 departing at 08:20 is the only train to complete the journey during the daytime, allowing passengers time to travel from Nam Phong to book into a resort near the Ubolratana Dam before their evening meal. Train #25 is the only overnight train with sleeper berths.
Ticket Prices to Nam Phong
Train tickets from Bangkok to Nam Phong purchased online cost 250 THB more than tickets purchased directly at a train station in Thailand.
|Seat Type||Online Price||Station Price|
|2nd Class A/C Seat||660 THB||410 THB|
Paying more to book in advance is a good idea during busy periods during high season and around the time of public holidays in Thailand when Thai people travel in large number from Bangkok to their home town or village to spend the holiday with their families. If you are planning to travel around the time of the middle of April (the time of the Thai festival of Songkran) we recommend booking a month in advance.
Location of Bangkok Station
Location of Nam Phong Station
About Nam Phong
The main attractions near Nam Phong are 40 km away around the Ubolratana Dam. The dam and the reservoir are both very scenic. You can sit by the reservoir at a restaurant near the dam, or hire a boat for a trip around the reservoir. There are several hotels and resorts, all great value for money, near the main entrance to the area where the dam is located. 1.2 km from the dam is the Ubolrat Golf Course. The Ubolrat Golf Course has 18 holes, is a moderately challenging course, with cheap green fees and fantastic views of the reservoir.
Another attraction 1.3 km from the Dam is Wat Phra Bat Pan Kham, which is a temple with a large white Buddha statue on the hill above it. Its a walk of over 1 km up a lot of steps to view the Buddha statue, from where you enjoy fantastic views over the reservoir. The third major waterside attraction is the Nam Phong National Park. The most visited part of the park is the Hin Chang Si viewpoint from where you can see both the reservoir and the city of Khon Kaen. Its a 40 km drive from the Dam to access the Hin Chang Si viewpoint. The park is open from 06:00 to 18:00 and the entrance fee is 50 THB for Thai nationals and 100 THB for foreign visitors.