The journey by bus from Mahasarakham to Bangkok is scheduled take 7 hours 40 minutes.
Bus Timetable from Mahasarakham to Bangkok
Click on the Mahasarakham – Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Mahasarakham - Bangkok ฿ 510–517 6h 20m – 7h 10m
Bus Stop in Mahasarakham
Bus services to Bangkok depart from Mahasarakham Bus Station, Talat, Mueang Maha Sarakham District, Maha Sarakham 44000.
Arrival in Bangkok
Bus services from Mahasarakham to Bangkok terminate at Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal, Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900.
About Wat Traimit in Bangkok
Wat Traimit is one of Thailand’s must see visit temples. Wat Traimit is easy to get to. It is located 450 metres walking distance from Bangkok Railway Station and the adjacent Hua Lamphong MRT Station. If you have some time whilst waiting for a train then definitely go and visit.
Wat Traimit is open every day from 08:00 to 17:00 and entrance to the shrine hall costs 40 THB and a further 100 THB for admission to the museum underneath.
There are two things which are special about Wat Traimit. First and foremost is the 5,500 kg solid gold Buddha statue, which is the largest solid gold statue in the world. The second impressive thing about Wat Traimit is the striking 4 level tower in which the statue is housed. The tower is what is known as a ‘mondop’, which a pyramidal structure commonly found in South East Asian Buddhist temples. The tower was built as a replacement for the rather unattractive building which housed the statue up until about a decade ago.
The statue itself was only ‘discovered’ in 1955 when a supposedly concrete statue was accidentally dropped from a crane revealing the gold underneath. It is believed that the statue was made sometime between the 13th and 15th Centuries and subsequently covered in concrete to protect it from the Burmese who invaded Thailand’s then main city, Ayutthaya, in 1767. At that time it was common practice for invading armies in South East Asia to take possession of religious artefacts, particularly ones made of gold, and to take them back to their own countries to put on display there.