Bus times from Bangkok to Phetchabun

By public bus it takes 8 hours 30 minutes to travel 387 km from Bangkok to Khao Kho in Phetchabun.

Bus Timetable from Bangkok to Phetchabun

Bangkok - Phetchabun ฿ 373–467 6h – 10h 29m
  •   Intercity 11:00, 20:30
  •   Standard 09:00, 12:00, 20:00

Bus Station in Bangkok

Bus services to Phetchabun depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal at 798 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand.

Google Map of Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal

Arrival in Phetchabun

Bus services from Bangkok terminate at at Khao Kho Bus Station, Khao Kho District, Phetchabun 67270.

Google Map of Khao Kho Bus Station

About Khao Kho in Phetchabun

Khao Kho is a district in the north Phetchabun which is visited for cooler climate and mountainous terrain. The tallest mountain in the area is itself called Khao Kho (1,143 metres above sea level). During the months of July through to September the valleys are filled with a dense fog in the morning and from the surrounding hill tops it looks like a sea of clouds.

The area attracts mostly Thai tourists who come here to camp in the mountains, see the fog and enjoy the cooler climates which are a welcome relief from the year round heat of the central plain upon which Bangkok is located. The cooler climates also allow different plant life to thrive up in Khao Kho and people also come to the district to see the cherry blossom in December and January. The fruit and vegetables grown here are also different to those grown in the hotter parts of Thailand. The cabbage which is grown in Khao Kho is very popular.

Hilltop camping at Phu Thap Boek in Phetchabun
Hilltop camping at Phu Thap Boek in Phetchabun

Other than the climate, the scenery, the fog, the food there are a couple of other things of interest in Khao Kho. The most photographed attraction is Wat Phra Thart Pha Kaew which is located on a 830 metre high mountain and featured a massive white Buddha statue with 5 Buddhas each sat behind each other ascending in size.

The other main attraction is the Khao Kho War Monument. The Thai Army fought a long running battle (1965 – 1984) with Communist insurgents in this area. At that time armed groups were trying to turn Thailand into a communist state like the ones in Laos and Vietnam, and Khao Kho area was one of major battlegrounds for this fight. The Khao Kho Wat Monument features weapons and aircraft and other artefacts related to the conflict and some informative displays relating to the history of the conflict. Its worth visiting if you are in the area.

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