By bus the journey from Nakhon Phanom to Phitsanulok is scheduled to take 11 hours 05 minutes.
Bus Timetable from Nakhon Phanom to Phitsanulok
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|Nakhon Phanom - Phitsanulok ฿ 681 10h 30m
Departure from Nakhon Phanom
Bus services to Phitsanulok depart from Nakhon Phanom Bus Terminal, Fueang Nakhon, Nai Mueang, Mueang Nakhon Phanom District, Nakhon Phanom 48000.
Arrival in Phitsanulok
Bus services from Nakhon Phanom to Phitsanulok terminate at Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2, Samo Khae, Mueang Phitsanulok District, Phitsanulok 65000.
Phitsanulok is a sizeable town in the Northern Region of Thailand with around 80,000 permanent residents living in the city centre. Phitsanulok is a transport hub which many foreign visitors pass through on the way to or from nearby Sukhothai. Phitsanulok has a major out of town bus station, a railway station and an airport. A relative small proportion of the foreign visitors who pass through Phitsanulok stay in the town to look around, although Phitsanulok does attract large numbers of Thai tourists.
The main reason why most Thai tourists come to Phitsanulok is to visit Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat. Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat is a 14th Century temple which is famous for hosting the Phra Phuttha Chinnarat Buddha statue. The Phra Phuttha Chinnarat Buddha statue is unusual as the figure of the Lord Buddha is represented with an aureole (like a halo) of symmetrical flames, and the statue is generally considered the most beautiful Buddha statue in Thailand.
Another major tourist attraction in Phitsanulok is the Wat Wihan Thong and the Chan Palace. The Chan Palace was a residence of the Ayutthaya Royal Family in the 15th and 16th Century, and the famous King Naresuan was born there. The original Chan Palace has been completely lost over the centuries since the fall of the Ayutthaya Kingdom and a reconstruction of the original palace is being built, part by part, on the same site. Nearby is Wat Wihan Thong which was the temple attached to the palace. There are some remains of the original temple to see including the base of a large chedi, and parts a prayer hall including some of structural columns, the base of the building and one large standing Buddha statue.