By bus it takes 9 hours 55 minutes to travel from Phitsanulok to Sakon Nakhon.
Bus Timetable: Phitsanulok to Sakon Nakhon
Click on the ‘Phitsanulok – Sakon Nakhon’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Bus Stop in Phitsanulok
Bus services to Sakon Nakhon depart from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2.
Arrival in Sakon Nakhon
Bus services from Phitsanulok terminate at Sakon Nakhon Bus Terminal 2.
Wat Phra That Choeng Chum in Sakon Nakhon
Wat Phra That Choeng Chum, located in Sakon Nakhon town centre, is one of the most famous temples in Thailand. There are two features of this temple which make it so special. The first is the 24 metre high chedi built on the temple grounds in the 17th Century. This thin Laos style tower is believed to built on the spot where there are footprints of four incarnations of the Lord Buddha. The chedi which currently stands at the temple has been built on top of a 10th Century chedi which the Khmer Empire built, also to mark the same spot. The top section of the modern chedi is covered in gold paint and topped by a 7 tiered gold umbrella ornament.
The second feature of Wat Phra That Choeng Chum that makes the temple a place of pilgrimage for devout Thai Buddhists is the Buddha Statue known as the Luang Phor Phra Ong Saen which was cast in 1257. The inside of the shrine hall within which the Luang Phor Phra Ong Saen statue is housed is ornately decorated in gold stencil work and a work of art in its own right well worth worth visiting. Wat Phra That Choeng Chum is open every day from 06:00 to 18:00 and entry is free. There is large market inside the temple grounds with a year round carnival atmosphere catering to the large number of Thai visitors who come to Wat Phra That Choeng Chum.
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