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Thai Bridge – A proposed sea bridge across the Bay of Bangkok

The Thai Bridge (Saphan Thai) is a proposed bridge spanning the Bay of Bangkok, connecting Chonburi Province in Eastern Thailand to Phetchaburi Province on the Gulf Coast. While the exact location isn’t stated, it is roughly from Pattaya to Hua Hin. The project has been quoted at 900 billion baht (29 billion USD). The bridge […]

Chumphon – Ranong Railway

The Chumphon – Ranong Railway is a proposed branch railway from the Thailand Southern Line, connecting the Gulf of Thailand with the Andaman Sea. The line begins at the current Chumphon railway station and follows a similar route to Highway No. 4 to Ranong. The line would be 109 km with 33 km of elevated […]

Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh Railway

The Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh Railway is a proposed railway that would connect the capital of Cambodia with the largest city in Vietnam. Despite the two cities being relatively close to each other and former French colonial possessions, there has never been a railway connecting Phnom Penh to Saigon. Even though the […]

Future Phan Thiet / Mui Ne, Binh Thuan Province – Vietnam

Bình Thuan province is located in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam. The capital of Phan Thiet is a fishing port city that is best known in Vietnam for its beaches. The biggest tourism attraction is Mui Ne, which is a popular destination for Saigonese looking for a convenient city break. Mui Ne is […]

Pattaya Monorail – Linking the high-speed railway to the beach

The Pattaya Monorail is a proposed railway that would connect the future Pattaya high-speed railway station with the popular beach area of the city. The monorail was first proposed in 2008, and since then it’s gone from monorail to tram/light rail, subway, and back to monorail. The routes have varied over this time, and there […]

Ho Chi Minh City Metro Concept Map

Ho Chi Minh City Metro Concept Map
If Saigon had a subway like Shanghai - an expanded map of the planned Ho Chi Minh City Metro.