By bus it takes 1 hours 30 minutes to travel from Nakhon Phanom to Sakon Nakhon.
Bus Timetable: Nakhon Phanom to Sakon Nakhon
Click on the ‘Nakhon Phanom – Sakon Nakhon’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Nakhon Phanom - Sakon Nakhon ฿ 144–287 1h 30m – 2h 35m|
Bus Stop in Nakhon Phanom
Bus services to Sakon Nakhon depart from Nakhon Phanom Bus Station, Fueang Nakhon Nai Mueang, Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Phanom, Chang Wat Nakhon Phanom 48000.
Arrival in Sakon Nakhon
Bus services from Nakhon Phanom terminate at Sakon Nakhon Bus Terminal 2, That Na Weng, Mueang Sakon Nakhon District, Sakon Nakhon 47000.
About Sakon Nakhon
Sakon Nakhon is medium sized town in the North Region of Thailand with a population of around 200,000. Few foreign visitors stay in Sakon Nakhon and consequently it has few hotels and restaurants which cater well to foreign tourists. Most restaurants shut by 20:00 and none of the hotels have foreign language TV channels in the rooms. For this reason most foreign visitors to Sakon Nakhon, as well as the majority of Thai visitors, go to Sakon Nakhon on a day trip and choose to spend the night in Udon Thani which has a much better range of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops.
The main reason why visitors come to Sakon Nakhon is because of the temples located in the city and the province, the best of which are:
- Wat Phra That Choeng Chum: City centre temple with a 24 metre high chedi constructed in the 17th Century. Wat Phra That Choeng Chum is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand.
- Wat Pha Suttawas: Another city centre temple dedicated to a famous monk. This temple has a very ornate congregational hall and a shrine hall to Ajahn Mun.
- Wat Tham Pha Daen: This is a hilltop temple with beautiful gardens and great views. Wat Tham Pha Daen is located 23.3 km by road from Sakon Nakhon City.