By bus the journey from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai is scheduled to take 14 hours. You can also travel by train from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai although you need to change trains in Bangkok, as there no direct train services from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai.
Bus Timetable from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai
- Click on the Hua Hin – Chiang Mai link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Hua Hin - Chiang Mai ฿ 1,312 13h
Bus Stop in Hua Hin
Bus services to Chiang Mai depart from Hua Hin Bus Station, Hua Hin, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110.
Arrival in Chiang Mai
Bus services from Hua arrive at Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3, Wat Ket, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50000.
Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai
Wat Phra Singh is one of the largest and most important temples in the old walled city area of Chiang Mai. There is a 50 THB entrance fee for foreign visitors and the opening hours are from 06:00 to 20:00 every day of the year.
Wat Phra Singh was founded in 1345 with the construction of the main chedi as place to enshrine the ashes of the then King’s deceased father. The name was changed in 1367 to War Phra Singh when a famous Buddha statue was brought to the temple, the Phra Singh Buddha Statue.
According to legend this statue is a copy of a statue which formerly resided in the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya in India, which marks the spot where the Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. The famous statue resides within a 14th Century wooden prayer hall which has been beautiful restored and is generally considered to be the most impressive of all the many temples in Chiang Mai.
Wat Phra Singh is also known for its large golden chedi, early 19th Century ordination hall and massive early 20th Century main prayer hall which features another important 14th Century Buddha statue.