By bus the journey from Surin to Bangkok is scheduled to take from 5 hours 30 minutes to 6 hours 25 minutes depending upon which bus service you take.
Bus Timetable: Surin to Bangkok
Click on the Surin – Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Surin - Bangkok ฿ 269–436 5h 30m – 8h|
Departure from Surin
Bus services to Bangkok depart from Surin Bus Station, Nai Mueang, Mueang Surin District, Surin 32000.
Arrival in Bangkok
Bus services from Surin to Bangkok terminate at Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal, 2 Kamphaeng Phet Rd, Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900.
Wat Ratchabophit in Bangkok
Wat Ratchabophit is a grand and important Buddhist temple in the Rattanakosin Island district of Bangkok, not far from the Grand Palace. Wat Ratchabophit was commissioned by King Rama V in 1868, and its current abbot is also the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand’s Buddhist church. Wat Ratchabophit is open every day to visitors from 08:00 to 17:00 and admission is free.
Like many of the buildings which were commissioned by King Rama V, such as the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall and the Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat at the Grand Palace, Wat Ratchabophit features European design feature, particularly those of the Gothic style of architecture. The layout of the temple is unusual as well with the prayer hall and ordination hall linked by shared circular courtyard inside which is 43 metre tall Sri Lankan style. The break with convention is striking, and at the time the temple was built the choice not to follow long standing traditions regarding the way temples are laid out would have been controversial. Most elements of the temple, however, are more traditional. The buildings in the temple are beautifully decorated in recurring patterns created using pieces of porcelain using a similar technique, in a different way, to the one used to decorate Wat Arun on the other side of the river in Bangkok. Away from central part of the temple, the grounds of Wat Ratchabophit hold other curiosities that you won’t find in any other temples in Thailand. One of these is the Royal Cemetery were the ashes of close relatives are interred in chedi designed to look the Gothic cathedrals of Western Europe. There is also a Christian church in the grounds of Wat Ratchabophit.
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