By bus it takes 17 hours 30 minutes to travel from Hat Yai to Nakhon Ratchasima. You can also travel by train from Hat Yai to Nakhon Ratchasima, changing train once on route in Bangkok.
Bus Timetable: Hat Yai to Nakhon Ratchasima
- Click on the Hat Yai – Nakhon Ratchasima link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Hat Yai - Nakhon Ratchasima ฿ 1,122–1,468 17h 30m|
Bus Stop in Hat Yai
Bus services to Nakhon Ratchasima depart from Hat Yai Bus Station,at 73, Chotevittayakul Road, Tambon Hat Yai, Amphoe Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110, Tambon Hat Yai, Amphoe Hat Yai, Chang Wat Songkhla 90110, Thailand.
Arrival in Nakhon Ratchasima
Bus services from Hat Yai terminate at Nakhon Ratchasima Bus Terminal 2, 517, 9/12 Friendship Soi 17, Nai Mueang, Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30000.
Wat Phra Narai Maharat in Nakhon Ratchasima
Wat Phra Narai Maharat is a large Buddhist temple in the old walled city area of Nakhon Ratchasima. What makes Wat Phra Narai Maharat is its temple in the middle of a large pond. This temple is accessible by bridge. The pond is full of fish and some very large water monitor lizards which have grown to an enormous size under the protection of the monks at the temple. These gigantic reptiles wander slowly around the edge of the island upon which the temple site is located unfazed by people who visit.
On display in island temple are four small sandstone statues of Hindu gods: Phra Narai (Vishnu), Phra Isuan (Shiva), Phra Phikanet (Ganesha) and Phra Phrom (Brahma). These statues were discovered in the temple grounds suggesting that Wat Phra Narai Maharat was originally a Khmer Temple. The eastern part of Thailand has many Khmer temples. The proximity of the region to Cambodia, centre of the Khmer Empire, meant that it was frequently invaded by Khmer armies. The Khmer Empire converted to Buddhism in the 13th Century which suggests the statues must be at least 900 years old, possibly older. Wat Phra Narai Maharat is open every day from 08:00 to 16:00 and well worth visiting during a stay in Nakhon Ratchasima.