By public bus it takes 12 to 13 hours to travel 792 km from Bangkok to Nakhon Si Thammarat. You can also fly from Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok to Nakhon Si Thammarat with low cost airlines Nok Air, Thai Lion Air and Thai AirAsia or take either of two direct daily train services from Bangkok to Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Bus Timetable from Bangkok to Nakhon Si Thammarat
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|Bangkok - Nakhon Si Thammarat ฿ 607–1,082 10h 30m – 13h 55m|
Bus Station in Bangkok
Bus services to Nakhon Si Thammarat depart from Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal, 8 Borommaratchachonnani Rd, Khwaeng Chim Phli, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170.
Arrival in Nakhon Si Thammarat
Bus services from Bangkok terminate at Nakhon Si Thammarat Bus Station, Pho Sadet, Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat District, Nakhon Si Thammarat 80000.
About Nakhon Si Thammarat
There two major tourist attractions in Nakhon Si Thammarat. The most famous of these is Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan, which is the most important Buddhist temple in Southern Thailand. Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan has a Buddha tooth relic and lots and lots of chedi: one large chedi surrounded by 173 smaller chedi. Lots of Thai, Laos, Cambodia and Sri Lanka Buddhists come on pilgrimages to Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan which is considered one of the most holy sites in Theravāda Buddhism which is followed in many parts of South East Asia and in Sri Lanka.
The other thing Nakhon Si Thammarat is well known is being the national centre for the Southern Thai performance art of Nang Talung shadow puppets. To see the puppets and a show head to the Suchart Subsin Shadow Puppet House Soi 3 on the Si Thammasok Road. The museum is open every day from 09.00 to 17.00 and shows take place daily although you need to check on the time as this varies.