By bus it takes 13 hours 15 minutes to travel 673 km from Lampang to Sakon Nakhon.
Bus Timetable: Lampang to Sakon Nakhon
Click on the ‘Lampang – Sakon Nakhon’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Lampang - Sakon Nakhon ฿ 736 11h 25m – 13h 15m|
Bus Station in Lampang
Bus services to Sakon Nakhon depart from Lampang Bus Terminal, Jant Surin, Tambon Phrabat, Amphoe Mueang Lampang, Chang Wat Lampang 52000.
Arrival in Sakon Nakhon
Bus services from Lampang terminate at Sakon Nakhon Bus Terminal 2, That Na Weng, Mueang Sakon Nakhon District, Sakon Nakhon 47000.
About Sakon Nakhon
Sakon Nakhon is best known for its temples. The two most famous temples in Sakon Nakhon are Wat Phra That Choeng Chum and Wat Pha Suttawas. Wat Phra That Choeng Chum has a 24 metre high chedi which is believed to have been built on top of the footprints of 4 incarnations of the Lord Buddha which makes the site very important to Thai Buddhists. The chedi, which was constructed in the 17th Century, has been built on top of a smaller Khmer chedi dating back to the 10th Century. Wat Phra That Choeng Chum attracts large numbers of visitors who come to worship at the chedi and pray to the Luang Phor Phra Ong Saen (a Buddha statue cast in 1257) which is housed in the shrine hall next to the chedi.
The other major temple in Sakon Nakhon is Wat Pha Suttawas which is famous as this where the revered monk Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Thera came to die in 1949. Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Thera was one of the founders of Thailand’s ‘Forest Tradition’ devotees of which live austere lives meditating in remote locations, particularly forests. Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Thera is believed to have attained enlightenment and is worshipped by many Thai Buddhists in s similar way to a saint in the Christian tradition. The temple has building devoted to Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Thera with a statue and some displays of his meagre possessions to illustrate how he lieved a basic life devoted to Buddhism.