By bus the journey from Krabi to Bangkok is scheduled to take between 11 hours and 13 hours 30 minutes depending upon which bus you take. You can also fly direct from Krabi to Bangkok.
Bus Timetable: Krabi to Bangkok
- Click on the Krabi – Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Krabi - Bangkok ฿ 698–1,058 11h – 13h 30m|
Departure from Krabi
Bus services from Krabi to Bangkok depart from Krabi Bus Terminal, Pak Nam, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000.
Arrival in Bangkok
Bus services from Krabi arrive in Bangkok at either the Southern Bus Terminal or Northern Bus Terminal depending upon which bus service you take.
Wat Arun in Bangkok
Wat Arun is a 17th Century Buddhist temple located on the opposite side of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok to Wat Pho, which is better known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. There is a regular and very cheap cross river ferry from near to Wat Pho across to Wat Arun. What Wat Arun is best known for is its large central prang tower surrounded by four smaller prang towers. Viewed from the river or river bank Wat Arun is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Bangkok.
The prang towers were added to the temple in the 19th Century. Before that the temple had been part of a former royal palace of the Kingdom of Thonburi, which existed prior to the establishment of Bangkok as the capital of Thailand on the other side of the river. The addition of the prang towers was initiative by King Rama II to revitalise the temple which had by that time been abandoned for a number of years. The style of these towers is the same as the towers built by the Khmer civilisation in Cambodia. The central tower is over 70 metres tall and the 4 surrounding towers are around 30 metres tall. All 5 towers are decorated with pieces of pottery and shells in recurring geometric patterns. The work that has gone into creating these patterns is unbelievable and this is perhaps the most remarkable feature of this magnificent temple.