By bus it takes 13 hours 30 minutes to travel from Lampang to Bueng Kan.
Bus Timetable: Lampang to Bueng Kan
Click on the ‘Lampang – Bueng Kan’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Lampang - Bueng Kan ฿ 803 13h 30m|
Bus Stop in Lampang
Bus services to Bueng Kan depart from Lampang Bus Terminal, Jant Surin, Tambon Phrabat, Amphoe Mueang Lampang, Chang Wat Lampang 52000.
Arrival in Bueng Kan
Bus services from Lampang terminate at Bueng Kan Bus Station.
Wat Phu Tok in Bueng Kan
Wat Phu Tok, also known as Wat Jetiyakhiri, is the best known tourist attraction in Bueng Kan Province in the north east of Thailand. The feature which Wat Phu Tok is famous for is the walkways and shrines on Phu Tok, which is a 359 metre high sandstone hill with very steep sides which is located within the grounds of the temple. The monks have built wooden walkways up the very steep side of the hill, and creates stairs and paths up the other side which is mostly less steep with some caves where shrines have been installed. There are 7 levels to the walkway up this hill, including the top of the hill, representing the 7 stages in the path to Buddhist enlightenment. A walk up the steep side of the hill rewards those intrepid enough to deal with the narrow vertigo inducing walkways with some great views of the surrounding countryside.
The temple also has a lake, a small ordination hall and a large chedi tower in the gardens below the hill which you can go inside. The chedi is dedicated to the famous monk Ajahn Juan who founded the temple in 1968 and built the walkways. The inside of the chedi has a statue of Ajahn Juan and some fragments of his bones and hair which are considered by some Thai Buddhists to be holy relics.