Thailand's best scenic journeys

Overnight ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

It’s just a simple fishing boat with mats on the upper deck and winking stars overhead

Mahachai Shortline train

This day’s diversion from Bangkok trundles through forests, marshland and wet markets

Mae Sa–Samoeng loop

The mountain equivalent of a rollercoaster ride that climbs, dips and twists along the peaks outside Chiang Mai

Bus ride from Kanchanaburi to Sangkhlaburi

The local tin-can bus slides in between the toothy green mountains