By bus it takes 4 hours 25 minutes to travel from Loei to Sakon Nakhon.
Bus Timetable from Loei to Sakon Nakhon
Click on the Loei – Sakon Nakhon link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Loei - Sakon Nakhon ฿ 384 4h 45m
Bus Stop in Loei
Bus services to Sakon Nakhon depart from Loei Bus Terminal, Kut Pong, Mueang Loei District, Loei 42000.
Arrival in Sakon Nakhon
Bus services from Lampang terminate at Sakon Nakhon Bus Terminal 2, Fueang Nakhon Nai Mueang, Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Phanom, Chang Wat Nakhon Phanom 48000.
Wat Phra That Choeng Chum in Sakon Nakhon
Wat Phra That Choeng Chum is the most visited tourist attraction in Sakon Nakhon, which is a town which has little else of enough interest in it to attract visitors in any significant numbers.
The main feature of Wat Phra That Choeng Chum is its 24 metre tall thin white Lao style chedi topped with a golden spire. This tower was constructed in the 17th Century to mark the spot where four incarnations of the Lord Buddha are believed to have left footprints in the ground. The 17th Century chedi is also believed to have been built on top of a smaller chedi dating back to the 10th Century which marked the same spot.
Wat Phra That Choeng Chum also has a highly ornate shrine hall which contains a highly Buddha image called the Luang Phor Phra Ong Saen. The Luang Phor Phra Ong Saen was cast in 1257. The shrine also has some fantastic Laos style murals, similar to those in Luang Prabang, depicting tales from the Thai epic the Ramakien. This is a very special temple and most days of the year thousands of Thai people will come to visit and worship.
Wat Phra That Choeng Chum is open every day from 06:00 to 18:00 every day and admission is free. There is also a large market in the temple grounds, the majority of the stalls in which sell food, clothing or children’s toys.