By public bus it takes 14 hours 45 minutes to travel 788 km from Bueng Kan to Chiang Mai. There are no rail or air connections between Bueng Kan to Chiang Mai, although you could shorten the travelling time by a few hours by taking a bus to Udon Thani and then flying from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai.
Bus Timetable from Bueng Kan to Chiang Mai
- Click on the ‘Bueng Kan – Chiang Mai’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bueng Kan - Chiang Mai ฿ 988 16h
Bus stop in Bueng Kan
Bus services to Chiang Mai depart from Bueng Kan Bus Station, 212 Amphoe Mueang Bueng Kan, Chang Wat Bueng Kan 38000.
Arrival in Chiang Mai
Bus services from Bueng Kan terminate at Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2, 165, Soi 5, Kaeonawarat Road, Tambon Wat Ket, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, 50000.
About Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai
Wat Chedi Luang, also known as the Temple of the Great Stupa, is within Chiang Mai’s old walled city. Construction on the chedi began in 1391 and continued in stages until around 1475 when tower reached the height of 85 metres and a width of 44 metres. At time Wat Chedi Luang was a very important temple housing the same Emerald Buddha which is in Wat Phra Kaew temple, next to the Royal Palace in Bangkok.
The chedi itself was nearly completed destroyed by an earthquake in 1545 and has been partially restored in the 1990s although not yet back to its original height. Beside the chedi this temple has two large congregation halls, both in Lanna style, the largest of which houses an important Buddha statue cast near the end of the 14th Century around the time the temple was established.
Wat Chedi Luang also houses Chiang Mai’s city pillar shrine. Following a tradition started by Rama 1 in Bangkok, most Thai towns and cities have a shrine symbolising the spiritual founding of the city or town and Chiang Mai’s is located at Wat Chedi Luang.