Returning holidaymakers pack New Southern Bus Terminal


BANGKOK, 16 April 2014 – Bangkok’s New Southern Bus Terminal has been crowded with returning vacationers, mostly from the South, following the Songkran holiday, prompting officials to beef up security around the premises. 

As today wraps up the Songkran holiday, a steady inflow of arrivals was seen at the New Southern Bus Terminal, located on Boromarajajonani Road in western Bangkok, this morning. The arriving passengers reportedly came from southern, western and central provinces where they had spent their days off visiting family or traveling.

Passengers on short-distance bus trips, such as those from Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phetchaburi, Ratchaburi and Kanchanaburi, are expected to reach Bangkok periodically throughout today, unlike those from other provinces further south who mostly arrived in the morning after embarking on overnight journeys.

To provide convenience, terminal staff have designated a taxi zone for the returning holidaymakers. Meanwhile, police have increased their patrols both in and around the compound in a bid to deter criminal activities.