By public bus the journey from Bueng Kan to Bangkok is scheduled to take between 11 hours 40 minutes and 12 hours 30 minutes depending upon which bus service you use.
Bus Timetable: Bueng Kan to Bangkok
- Click on the Bueng Kan – Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bueng Kan - Bangkok ฿ 609–615 11h 40m – 12h 30m|
Bus Stop in Bueng Kan
Bus services to Bangkok depart from Bueng Kan Bus Station, 212 Amphoe Mueang Bueng Kan, Chang Wat Bueng Kan 38000.
Arrival in Bangkok
Bus services from Bueng Kan terminate at Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal.
About Wat Bowonniwetwiharn Ratchaworawiharn
Wat Bowonniwetwiharn Ratchaworawiharn is a very important temple in the Phra Nakhon District of Bangkok, only 500 metres walking distance from the Khao San Road. The temple, which is open to visitors from 06:00 to 18:00 every day gets few foreign tourists despite its easy accessibility from one of the most popular areas of Bangkok. The reason is that from the outside the temple does not look particularly interesting. You would need to know a bit about the history of the temple and what is inside to know why it’s worth visiting.
Wat Bowonniwetwiharn Ratchaworawiharn was founded in the early 19th Century by King Rama III. His son, Prince Mongkut, became the first abbot of the temple in 1836 where he remained until being crowned King Rama IV in 1851. During that time Prince Mongkut founded a new order of the Buddhist church which remains important in the Thai Buddhist church. The future King Rama IX and King Rama X both spent time at the temple as Buddhist monks before ascending to the throne. The remains of King Rama VI and King Rama IX are also kept at Wat Bowonniwetwiharn Ratchaworawiharn. In keeping with the temple’s close association with the Thai Royal Family it holds many treasures, including the Phra Phuttha Chinnasi Buddha Statue which was cast in 1357 and initially enshrined at Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat in Phitsanulok.