Exploring Around Hua Lamphong Railway Station

It is well known that Bangkok Railway Station, commonly referred to as "Hua Lamphong Station," has reduced its role as the central hub of transportation. This change came about because Bangkok has shifted to using the new Bang Sue Grand Station. Consequently, only a few train routes continue to operate out of Hua Lamphong.


The palace grounds are divided into three sections: the outer, middle, and inner courts. During King Narai's reign, many significant buildings were constructed, such as the Chanthara Phisan Pavilion, Dusit Sawan Thanya Maha Prasat Hall, and the Phiman Mongkut Pavilion group.

Even though Hua Lamphong Station is no longer the main transit point for the public, its importance has not diminished. It has now become a tourist attraction in Bangkok. This transformation is due to its historical significance, having been established during the late reign of King Rama V (built in 1910). Hua Lamphong is celebrated for its beautiful Italian Renaissance-style dome architecture, reminiscent of Frankfurt Main Station in Germany, making it unique in Thailand.


Beyond the station itself, the surrounding area offers various points of interest. These include temples, shrines, old buildings, and the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem, a significant canal from the time Bangkok expanded in the reign of King Rama IV. Additionally, several notable roads intersect here, such as Rama IV Road, Thai-Chinese Friendship Road, Maitri Chit Road, Krung Kasem Road, and Maha Phruttharam Road. These roads lead to important communities in Bangkok, including Yaowarat (Chinatown), Talat Noi, the July 22nd Roundabout, and Bobae Market.


Given the historical and architectural significance of Hua Lamphong Station and its surroundings, it is a perfect spot for leisurely walks and educational tours. The station is easily accessible by car or the MRT subway. The first stop should be Hua Lamphong Station itself, followed by visits to Hian Sian Shrine, Tai Hua Shrine, Wat Boromniwas Ratchaworawihan, and Wat Traimitr Withayaram Worawihan. Although Wat Hua Lamphong shares the same name, it is situated further away.


Take some time to explore around Hua Lamphong. It is worth a visit for those who have never visited Hua Lamphong Station. Capture memories with your camera before the station closes or undergoes a transformation. The best time to visit is in the late afternoon to evening. During the evening, the station is beautifully lit with multicolored lights, creating a stunning visual experience.

Editor in Chief : Nampetch Siramanon
Editor: Pacific Leisure (Thailand)
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