By public bus it takes 5 hours 30 to travel from Aranyaprathet (near the border with Cambodia) to Bangkok. You can also travel by train from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok. There are two trains a day.
Bus Timetable: Aranyaprathet to Bangkok
Click on the Aranyaprathet to Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Aranyaprathet - Bangkok ฿ 238–263 4h 30m – 5h 30m|
|Aranyaprathet - Bangkok ฿ 329 5h 30m|
|Aranyaprathet - Suvarnabhumi Airport ฿ 225 3h 50m|
Bus Stop in Aranyaprathet
Bus services to Bangkok depart from Aranyaprathet Transport Station, Aranyaprathet, Aranyaprathet District, Sa Kaeo 27120.
Bus Stop in Bangkok
Bus services from Aranyaprathet terminate at Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal at 798 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand.
About Wat Ratchanatdaram
Wat Ratchanatdaram is a large royal temple located off the Ratchadamnoen Klang Road in Bangkok near to Wat Saket. The name means ‘Temple of the Royal Niece’ and it was built in 1836 under the patronage of King Rama III. Wat Ratchanatdaram is open daily to visitors from 08:30 to 18:00 and admission is free.
The temple features several large buildings, including a shrine hall and an ordination hall, the most famous of which is the Loha Prasat. The Loha Prasat, or Iron Castle, is an impressive structure with 37 spires. The highest of the spires, the central spire, is 36 metres tall. The other 36 spires are arranged into two levels. The first level has 24 spires and the lower level has 12 spires. The design of the temple is believed to be based on a much larger temple in India which was constructed during the lifetime of the Lord Buddha and a second similar temple based on the first located in Sri Lanka. Neither the original temple in India or the copy in Sri Lanka exist anymore making the Loha Prasat in Bangkok the only remaining example of this architectural form.