By bus the journey from Nakhon Phanom to Uttaradit is scheduled to take 11 hours 20 minutes.
Bus Timetable: Nakhon Phanom to Uttaradit
Click on the Nakhon Phanom – Uttaradit link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Nakhon Phanom - Uttaradit ฿ 683 11h 20m|
Bus Stop in Nakhon Phanom
Bus services to Uttaradit depart from Nakhon Phanom Bus Station, Fueang Nakhon Nai Mueang, Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Phanom, Chang Wat Nakhon Phanom 48000.
Arrival in Uttaradit
Bus services from Nakhon Phanom terminate at Uttaradit Bus Terminal, Tha It, Mueang Uttaradit District, Uttaradit 53000.
Wat Phra Brommathat Thung Yang in Uttaradit
Wat Phra Brommathat Thung Yang is a historic Buddhist temple located 5.5 km to the west of the Uttaradit Railway Station. Wat Phra Brommathat Thung Yang is a fascinating small temple about which very little in known for sure. For example, it is not known how old the temple is or indeed the age of the statues or other artefacts held at the temple. Some people believe that the temple is very old indeed because it is located in area where the ancient town of Thung Yang used to be. Thung Yang existed up until the start of the Sukhothai period (1238 to 1438) and used to be the main town in the area. According to local legend the Lord Buddha visited the area and gave sermons in Thung Yang, which would mean that the town existed over 2,500 years ago. Another theory is that the temple was built later to store important religious artefacts from the old town of Thung Yang.
The modern day temple Wat Phra Brommathat Thung Yang consists of an ordination hall and a prayer hall, both built in the 20th Century, and a Sri Lankan style chedi which is the oldest remaining intact part of the temple. The fact that the chedi is built in the Sri Lankan style means that it could be hundreds or possibly thousands of years old because this style of chedi pre-dates the later designs of chedi which are common in the area. The main Buddha statue is also an enigma with some people of the opinion that the statue dates back to the era when Thung Yang was was a thriving town.