The journey by bus from Mahasarakham to Chiang Mai is scheduled to take 12 hours 45 minutes. An alternative to travelling all the way by bus would be to take a bus to Phitsanulok and then a train from Phitsanulok to Chiang Mai.
Bus Timetable: Mahasarakham to Chiang Mai
Click on the Mahasarakham – Chiang Mai link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Mahasarakham - Chiang Mai ฿ 722 12h 45m|
Bus Stop in Mahasarakham
Bus services to Chiang Mai depart from Mahasarakham Bus Station, Talat, Mueang Maha Sarakham District, Maha Sarakham 44000.
Arrival in Chiang Mai
Bus services from Mahasarakham terminate at Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Station (Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2).
About Wat Lok Moli
Wat Lok Moli is popular tourist attraction located just outside the old walled city area of Chiang Mai not far from Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 1. Wat Lok Moli is open to visitors every day from 06:00 t0 17:00 and there is no admission fee.
Wat Lok Moli is believed to have been founded sometime in the 14th Century although the oldest surviving part of the temple is its chedi which was constructed in 1527. The ashes of the Lanna King who ordered the construction of the chedi, King Phra Kaew Muang, are enshrined in its base. The main prayer hall of the temple is fantastic reconstruction of a traditional wooden prayer hall of the kind which was being constructed in Chiang Mai at the time the temple was founded. The prayer hall is almost entirely constructed of wood and features tall thick circular wooden columns supporting the roof, which run the entire length of the inside of the building to a shrine with a large seated Buddha statue at the far end from the main entrance. The woodwork inside the prayer hall is a work of art, particularly the carvings depicting important moments in the life of the Lord Buddha and the rails on each of the windows.