The journey by bus from Nakhon Sawan to Chiang Rai is scheduled to take 9 hours 25 minutes.
Bus Timetable from Nakhon Sawan to Chiang Rai
Click on the Nakhon Sawan – Chiang Rai link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Bus Stop in Nakhon Sawan
Bus services to Chiang Rai depart from Nakhon Sawan Bus Terminal, Pak Nam Pho Sub-district, Mueang Nakhon Sawan District, Nakhon Sawan 60000.
Arrival in Chiang Rai
Bus services from Nakhon Sawan terminate at Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 2, Phahonyothin Rd, San Sai, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000.
Wat Huay Pla Kang in Chiang Rai
Wat Huay Pla Kang is a relatively new temple located a few kilometres to the north of Chiang Rai. The main prayer hall has only recently been completed and it has only just become a major tourist attraction. When we visited in August 2019 this temple was attracting as busy, if not busier, than the White Temple to the south of Chiang Rai.
Wat Huay Pla Kang is a temple with three very large and very impressive structures. This temple is free to visit and we recommend that you do as each of three structures individually are awe inspiring and viewed together they breath taking and on par with in terms of scale with a lot of the massive new temples that have been constructed in China and Vietnam. The most striking part of the temple is the large white statue of Guan Yin, whose the Buddhist God of Compassion. The statue is hollow inside and visitors can ascend a lift to the nearly the top. The statue has 26 storeys, one of which is observation platform where you look out through the eyes of the statue.
The other two structures are an all white prayer hall built in much the same style as the White Temple, just much larger, and a 9 storey pagoda full of beautiful statues and other decorations. Allow at least 3 hours to see all the parts of the temple although anyone who suffers from vertigo may struggle visiting the upper levels of the statue and the pagoda because they are so tall.