By bus it takes 11 hours 15 minutes to travel from Phitsanulok to Nakhon Phanom.
Bus Timetable: Phitsanulok to Nakhon Phanom
Click on the ‘Phitsanulok – Nakhon Phanom’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Phitsanulok - Nakhon Phanom ฿ 598 11h 15m|
Phitsanulok Bus Station
Bus services to Nakhon Phanom depart from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2, Samo Khae, Mueang Phitsanulok District, Phitsanulok 65000.
Arrival in Nakhon Phanom
Bus services from Nakhon Phanom terminate at Nakhon Phanom Bus Station, Fueang Nakhon Nai Mueang, Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Phanom, Chang Wat Nakhon Phanom 48000.
About Wat Phra That Phanom
Wat Phra That Phanom is located in the town of That Phanom 58 km south of Nakhon Phanom Bus Station. It is very easy and cheap to travel from Nakhon Phanom to That Phanom. Frequent shared taxi services operate on this route for the value for money fee of 40 THB per person. It is free to enter Wat Phra That Phanom, which is open every day from 06:30 to 18:30.
Wat Phra That Phanom is one of the most important temples in Thailand. The key feature of Wat Phra That Phanom is the 57 metres tall white and gold chedi constructed within the temple grounds. The chedi has been reconstructed numerous times, each time taller and more ornate than the one before. The first chedi was constructed at some point between the 8th and 10th Century to house religious relics, in particular some people believe that the Buddha’s breast bone is stored in a small room in the base of the chedi, transported from India to a very small town in Northern Thailand by one of Buddha’s disciples endowed with the power to fly. Some Thai Buddhist also believe that by walking around the chedi 3 times and making offerings on a 7 separate occasions will give them a happy and financially prosperous life. Wat Phra That Phanom attracts a lot of Thai visitors, but relatively few foreign visitors because the temple is located in a remote part of Thailand away from the better known and more popular tourist destinations in Thailand.