Speaking of a Thai northern train line trip, every tourists must have stopped at Chiang Mai Train Station before. Not only because Chiang Mai is a famous tourism town, but this train station is the end of the line too, however.
Chiang Mai Train Station is located on Charoen Muang Road, Wat Ked District, Muang County. Its area is quite enormous, about 190 thousands square kilometres. If you start your trip from Bangkok, it requires about 751 kilometres to reach Chiang Mai, or about 11-13 hours. That’s quite a long trip. So, be sure to get everything ready if you want to travel to Chiang Mai by a train. Book the most comfortable train. Get your luggages ready. And try to get enough sleep before the trip, if you’re afraid that you will never get sleep on a train.
There aren’t any records showing the exact time that the station was built, however, the station was published with clear photos in a train journal in the year 1968. In the journal, it said that the train had been designed by Professor M.C. Wothayakorn Worawan, who had also designed Thonburi Railway Station. The interesting part is that, both Chiang Mai Station and Thonburi station got clock towers as their highlights. Thefore, it can be possible that Chiang Mai Railway Station might have been built somewhere around the establishment time of Thonburi Station.