The journey by bus from Phrae to Bangkok is scheduled to take between 7 hours 40 minutes and 8 hours 30 minutes. You can also fly direct from Phrae to Bangkok.
Bus Timetable from Phrae to Bangkok
Click on the Phrae – Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Phrae - Bangkok ฿ 596–801 7h 40m – 8h 30m
Bus Stop in Phrae
Bus services to Bangkok depart from Phrae Bus Station, 172/25-26, Yantrakit Kosol Road, Tambon Nai Wiang, Amphoe Mueang Phrae, Phrae, 54000, Tambon Thung Kwao, Amphoe Mueang Phrae, Chang Wat Phrae 54000.
Arrival in Bangkok
Bus services from Phrae to Bangkok terminate at the Northern Bus Terminal, 2 Kamphaeng Phet Rd, Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900.
Wat Suthat Thepwararam in Bangkok
Wat Suthat Thepwararam is a major temple in the Rattanakosin district of Bangkok, which is where many other major temples such as Wat Po and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha are also located. Wat Suthat Thepwararam was built over a 40 year period from 1807, during the reign of King Rama 1, through to 1847, by which time the throne had passed to King Rama III.
Wat Suthat Thepwararam has a number of notable features the best known of which is the Giant Swing in front of the temple. This 20 metre high red teak structure used to be used in an annual festival where young men would try to swing high into the air to catch a bag of gold in their teeth.
The other feature for which Wat Suthat Thepwararam is well known is its very tall prayer hall, believed to be the tallest prayer hall in Thailand. The reason that it is so tall is that it was purpose built to house an 8 metre tall Buddha statue, the Phra Si Sakyamuni Buddha, brought by river to Bangkok from an abandoned temple in Sukhothai.
The walls on the inside of the prayer hall are decorated in very beautiful and very detailed murals. Some of the murals depict scenes from the life of the Lord Buddha, and others depict scene from life in Bangkok during the 19th Century.