The journey by bus from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai is scheduled to take 7 hours 20 minutes.
Bus Timetable from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai
Click on the Phitsanulok – Chiang Rai link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Phitsanulok - Chiang Rai ฿ 710 7h|
Bus Stop in Phitsanulok
Bus services to Chiang Rai depart from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2, Samo Khae, Mueang Phitsanulok District, Phitsanulok 65000.
Arrival in Chiang Rai
Bus services from Phitsanulok terminate at Chiang Rai Terminal 2, Phahonyothin Road, San Sai, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000.
White Temple in Chiang Rai
Wat Rong Khun, better known as the White Temple, is a major tourist attraction located 13 km by road to the south of Chiang Rai town centre. In the simplest terms, the White Temple is contemporary version of a traditional Thai temple created by a controversial Thai artist as a private project intended to be used in the future as a fully functioning temple. The White Temple has all the elements of a normal temple, including prayer hall and ordination hall with a large Buddha statue. The shape of the temple buildings are also traditional. What makes the White Temple different, however, is the use of white plaster with glass embedded, to decorate the various buildings with a variety of shapes, statues and images.
It costs 50 THB to enter the White Temple and most visitors will spend 30 to 40 minutes looking around the part of the temple grounds which you need to pay to enter. The entrance to the temple is over a bridge spanning a pond with white koi carp and a pit which is a representation of Buddhist hell with thousands of hands reaching up from the ground. The hands presumably belong to the ‘lost souls’ in hell. From there visitors pass through two buildings, one of which has a large white statue of the Lord Buddha. Beyond this there are several other buildings which have been prepared ready to have the white plaster mouldings to be added to them.