By bus the journey from Nan to Bangkok is scheduled to take from 9 hours 45 minutes to 10 hours 10 minutes depending upon which bus service you take.
Bus Timetable: Nan to Bangkok
Click on the Nan – Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Nan - Bangkok ฿ 556–1,024 9h 40m – 13h 35m|
Bus Stop in Nan
Bus services to Bangkok depart from Nan Bus Terminal, Pha Sing, Mueang Nan District, Nan 55000.
Arrival in Bangkok
Bus services from Nan to Bangkok terminate Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal, 2 Kamphaeng Phet Rd, Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900.
Wat Mangkon Kamalaw in Bangkok
Wat Mangkon Kamalaw is a Chinese style Buddhist temple located on a side street off the Charoen Krung Road in the China Town district of Bangkok. The temple is becoming an increasingly popular attraction for foreign visitors as it has become much more easily accessible now that a metro station, Wat Mangkon MRT station, has opened which is only 260 metres walking distance from Wat Mangkon Kamalaw.
Wat Mangkon Kamalaw is interesting to visit because it is very different to the more famous Buddhist temples in Bangkok, such as Wat Po and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which are Thai style temples. A different type of Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism, is practiced at Wat Mangkon Kamalaw and other Chinese deities and Confucius are worshipped at this temple. The other major difference to a Thai style temple is layout of the temple itself. Thai style temples typically have a chedi tower, a separate ordination hall and a prayer hall. At Wat Mangkon Kamalaw there is basically one large structure with some smaller structures connected by courtyards, forming a series of prayer and shrine halls. The main room in the temple is prayer hall where Mahayana Buddhist monks lead chanting, and behind that are three shrine halls, one with a shrine to Guan Yin, the Chinese goddess of mercy, one to the founder of the temple, and a third to Lak Chao, a Chinese saint. Wat Mangkon Kamalaw is a vibrant temple with large number of worshippers coming to make offering to the Lord Buddha, Chinese deities, as well to their ancestors.
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