By joint ferry and bus service the journey from Koh Phangan to Bangkok is scheduled to take between 12 and 18 hours depending upon which service you take.
Bus Timetable: Koh Phangan to Bangkok
- Click on the Koh Phangan – Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Koh Phangan - Bangkok ฿ 900–1,300 11h 30m – 18h|
Departure from Koh Phangan
Joint bus and ferry services from Koh Phangan to Bangkok depart from Thong Sala, which is the main town in Koh Phangan.
Arrival in Bangkok
The arrival point in Bangkok depends upon which service you. Some services arrive in Bangkok near to the Khao San Road, whilst other scheduled public bus services arrive in Bangkok at the Southern Bus Terminal.
Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in Bangkok
Designed by the same Italian architect responsible for Bangkok Hua Lamphong Railway Station, Mario Tamagno, the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is a grand European style palace in Bangkok. The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is part of the Dusit Palace, located to the north of the Grand Palace, which is a second royal compound established in the last decade of the 19th Century with extensive gardens and a more relaxed atmosphere than the main royal compound, which is in the then centre of the city of Bangkok. In some respects the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall was an opportunity for the reigning monarch to build structures free from the architectural constraints of building within the confines of the Grand Palace, where new buildings need to be styled in such a way as to take account of their proximity to older distinctively Thai styled structures.
The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is a two storey structure with a 49.5 metres central dome and six smaller domes around it. As well as important European design ideas, building materials, including Italian marble, were imported to Thailand to achieve an authentically Western look and feel to the building. The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall was initially used to house King Rama V’s art collection and for hosting important visitors and Royal ceremonies. After the end of absolute monarchy, in 1932, the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall was used as the national parliament building until 1974. Thereafter, the hall housed a public museum until 2017. For the moment, unfortunately, the public are not allowed in to view the elaborately decorated interiors although it is possible to get close enough to marvel at the building from the outside.
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