This is a repeating eventjanuary 23, 2023 12:00 pm
Travel & Adventure Series: BBC's Great Asian Railway Journeys - Thailand
BBC’s Great Asian Railway Journeys – Thailand Mondays, Jan 9 • 12-1 pm Online via Zoom/Dial-in Jan 23 • 12-1 pm In-person at Trailside Whether you used to travel
Asian Railway Journeys – Thailand
Jan 9 • 12-1 pm
Online via Zoom/Dial-in
Jan 23 • 12-1 pm
In-person at Trailside
Whether you used to travel the globe and want to comfortably revisit favorite places, are curious about amazing locales you have never seen, or are seeking inspiration for your next trip! Travel and Adventure is being held twice this month so that more people can enjoy the program. Choose which date/format is best for you and register early.
Chiang Mai to Lampang
Steered by his 1913 Bradshaw’s Guide, Michael Portillo embarks on a four-part rail adventure through Thailand from the northern city of Chiang Mai. On this leg, Michael tries his hand at the art of umbrella making and learns about northern Thai cookery. He explores the walled and moated city of Chiang Mai, former capital of the Lanna Kingdom.
Travelling south to Lampang, Michael discovers the former center of the teak business and investigates how successive Thai kings preserved their independence from the rival colonial powers of Britain and France. He discovers the history of a British governess at the royal court, who was made famous on stage and screen.
Ayutthaya to River Kwai
Michael Portillo continues his rail journey through Thailand from Lampang, stopping to help at an elephant hospital, where they care for animals wounded by landmines.
In the former Siamese capital of Ayutthaya, Michael admires gigantic ruined temples and finds out about what was one of the greatest cities in Asia. He finishes this leg of his Thai journey at Kanchanaburi, close to the border with Myanmar, to ride one of the world’s most notorious tracks and, for him, the most poignant – the Death Railway.
Please note Travel and Adventure is concurrent with lunch. If you would like to get a meal the day of the in-person program, please be sure to register for your meal by 9:00 am that day. Be sure to arrive prior to the program start time, by between 11:30 and 11:45 am to begin lunch.
Call 989-633-3700 or register below. Online registration is available up until 2 hours prior to the program start time. If you are attempting to register less than 2 hours prior, please call 989-633-3700 for assistance.
Jan Travel & Adventure: BBC’s Great Asian Railway Journeys – Thailand
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