By bus the journey from Nong Khai to Bangkok is scheduled to take 10 hours.
Bus Timetable: Nong Khai to Bangkok
Click on the Nong Khai – Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Nong Khai - Bangkok ฿ 504–717 9h 20m – 10h 40m|
Departure from Nong Khai
Bus services to Bangkok depart from Nong Khai Bus Station, Nai Mueang, Mueang Nong Khai District, Nong Khai 43000.
Arrival in Bangkok
Bus services from Nong Khai arrive in Bangkok at Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal, 2 Kamphaeng Phet Rd, Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900.
Chee Chin Khor Temple in Bangkok
Not many foreign visitors to Bangkok will have heard of the Chee Chin Khor Temple but a great many will have seen its magnificent 8 storey Chinese style pagoda on the western bank of the Chao Phraya River, opposite the China Town District of Bangkok. The pagoda is a prominent landmark easily visible from boats travelling along this stretch of the Chao Phraya River.
Chee Chin Khor Temple has been developed by a private charitable group, the Chee Chin Khor Moral Uplifting Society, which was formed in 1952. The Society provides practical assistance to poor people in Bangkok and disseminates Buddhist teachings by handing out pamphlets. The Chee Chin Khor Temple moved to its current riverside location in 1993 and the pagoda, officially named the Mahathat Chedi Prajonchatri Thai-Chin Charoen, was opened in 2001 to coincide with the 70th birthday of King Rama IX. Visitors can ascend all 8 levels of the pagoda via a staircase. As well as panoramic views over Bangkok from the top of the pagoda, there are statues on all each level of Chinese deities and the Lord Buddha. The main temple building near the pagoda is also interesting. It features four altars with representations of the Lord Buddha along with various Taoist Chinese deities. On the second floor of the temple there is a shrine room designed to look like the inside of a cave with six bronze statues of Chinese holy men.