By bus it takes 15 hours 55 minutes to travel from Nakhon Phanom to Chiang Mai.
Bus Timetable: Nakhon Phanom to Chiang Mai
Click on the Nakhon Phanom – Chiang Mai link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Nakhon Phanom - Chiang Mai ฿ 911 15h 55m|
Bus Stop in Nakhon Phanom
Bus services to Chaing Mai depart from Nakhon Phanom Bus Station, Fueang Nakhon Nai Mueang, Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Phanom, Chang Wat Nakhon Phanom 48000.
Arrival in Chiang Mai
Bus services from Nakhon Phanom terminate at Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2 (also known as Chiang Mai Arcade), Wat Ket, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand.
About Wat Chiang Man
Wat Chiang Man is the oldest temple in Chiang Mai old town area having been founded in 1297 by King Mangrai who established the city of Chiang Mai a year earlier in 1296 as the capital of the newly created Lanna Kingdom of Northern Thailand. Wat Chiang Man is an interesting temple to visit with 6 main component parts to the temple along with accommodation for the monks attached to the temple:
- Main Viharn: Initially constructed in 1465, and renovated in the 1920s.
- Second Viharn: Smaller assembly hall housing two Buddha statues which are believed to have powers which protect the city of Chiang Mai.
- Ordination Hall: 19th Century building infront of which is an upright stone tablet with writing on it installed in 1581.
- Chedi: This chedi was created in the same year as the temple was founded and features elephants around its base.
- Libary: Building on a large white stone base where the holy scriptures are kept.
- Lotus Pond: Along with Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Lin, Wat Chiang Man is one of the few temples in Chiang Mai with a lotus pond.
Two very important Buddha statues are housed in Wat Chiang Man, one of which came from Lamphun whose King was over thrown by King Mangrai’s army and the other was brought to Chiang Mai from either India or Sri Lanka and is believed to be over a 1,000 years old.