Prachinburi

“Just 100kms northeast of Bangkok, Prachin Buri is a great base for trips to Si Mahosot’s ancient ruins and the noted Khao Yai National Park. The town has both railway and bus stations with services from Bangkok. Buses leave Mochit terminal in Bangkok for Prachin Buri every 30 minutes between 05:00 and 20:00.

The journey takes around two hours and most buses call at Nakhon Nayok en route. Despite the frequency of the buses, passengers may have to wait for an available seat on the slightly more expensive air-conditioned vehicles at peak travel times or holidays. Pre-booking a ticket is advisable at busy times.

Prachin Buri’s bus station is on the northeast side of town and close to the municipal offices. A number of vendors at the station sell basic snacks and drinks. There are also public toilets. There are usually a few tuk-tuks on hand to take arriving passengers to hotels in the town.

The Rose Hotel is a popular accommodation choice for visitors. There are a number of restaurants serving noodle soup and rice dishes. Several 7-Elevens provide Western travellers with an assortment of international delicacies.

Trains for Prachin Buri leave from Hua Lumphong station in Bangkok. There are five third-class only services a day in each direction and travel times are up to three hours.”