By bus it takes 14 hours 55 minutes to travel 783 km from Chiang Mai to Bueng Kan.
Bus Timetable from Chiang Mai to Bueng Kan
Click on the ‘Chiang Mai – Bueng Kan’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Chiang Mai - Bueng Kan ฿ 988 15h 25m
Bus Stop in Chiang Mai
Bus services to Bueng Kan depart from Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2 on Soi Kaeo Nawarat 5, Tambon Wat Ket, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand.
Arrival in Bueng Kan
Bus services from Chiang Mai terminate at Bueng Kan’s New Bus Station, 212 Amphoe Mueang Bueng Kan, Chang Wat Bueng Kan 38000.
About Wat Phu Tok
Wat Phu Tok is one of the best known tourist attractions in Bueng Kan Province. The temple is built on and around a sandstone hill with steep sides rising to an altitude of 359 metres.
The temple is free to visit and opens from 06:30 to 17:00 everyday except during the week around the time of the Songkran festival. You are advised, however, to stay clear of this particular attraction during the rainy season.
The reason you would not want to come here during the rainy season is that it would make it difficult to climb the wooden stairs and walkway that cling precariously to the sides of a cliff face rising in 7 stages to the top of the hill. We don’t recommend that children under the age 10 years old visit this attraction as due care and attention is required to negotiate the stairs and rickety walkways as a slip over the edge would be fatal.
On the hill there are several caves with shrines, and one cave in particular is very interesting as it features life sized statues of around 100 famous monks all seated together praying.