The journey by bus from Sakon Nakhon to Uttaradit is scheduled to take 11 hours.
Bus Timetable: Sakon Nakhon to Uttaradit
Click on the Sakon Nakhon – Uttaradit link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Sakon Nakhon - Uttaradit ฿ 600 9h 5m – 11h|
Bus Stop in Sakon Nakhon
Bus services to Uttaradit depart from Sakon Nakhon Bus Terminal 2, That Na Weng, Mueang Sakon Nakhon District, Sakon Nakhon 47000.
Arrival in Uttaradit
Bus services from Sakon Nakhon terminate at Uttaradit Bus Terminal, Tha It, Mueang Uttaradit District, Uttaradit 53000.
Wat Phra Thaen Si La At in Uttaradit
Located 7 km to the west of Uttaradit, Wat Phra Thaen Si La At is the most famous and important temple in the province. The reason that the temple is so important is because enshrined within it is a block of stone upon which the Lord Buddha is believed to sat. The local legend is that the Lord Buddha visited this part of Thailand with 500 disciples and gave sermons at a town near where Wat Phra Thaen Si La At. This is an important legend for Thai Buddhists and several of the past Kings of Thailand have visited the temple to worship before this sacred stone.
Wat Phra Thaen Si La At was founded at some point during the Sukhothai period, which ran from 1238 to 1438, although the precise date is unknown because of a lack of historical records. Unfortunately, the original temple burnt down in 1908 leaving only the slab stone intact. The modern temple building is ornately decorated with lots of statues and some very good contemporary wall murals of the current and past kings of Thailand and bizarrely a picture of the girl who featured in Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting the Mona Lisa, amongst other subjects. Wat Phra Thaen Si La At is open every day from 08:00 to 16:30 and entrance is free.