By bus the journey from Trang to Bangkok is scheduled to take 12 hours 20 minutes. You can also fly or take a train from Trang to Bangkok.
Bus Timetable from Trang to Bangkok
- Click on the Trang – Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Trang - Bangkok ฿ 811 13h 30m|
Bus Stop in Trang
Bus services to Bangkok depart from Trang Bus Terminal to the east of Trang town centre.
Arrival in Bangkok
Bus services from Trang terminate at Sai Tai Mai, Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal.
About Wat Suthat in Bangkok
Wat Suthat, also known as the Temple of the Giant Swing, is a major Buddhist temple located in Bangkok in the same district as more famous attractions such as Wat Po and the Grand Place. The Giant Swing is a 20 metre high teak structure painted red which is in front of the temple. From the late 18th Century until the 1930s there was annual festival where local men competed to swing up to catch a bag of gold coins in their teeth which was attached to the top of a 25 metre tall pole. Lots of people died attempting this challenge and it was eventually banned, although the swing itself remains.
It took 40 years to construct Wat Suthat (1807 to 1847) and the large assembly hall, which the most famous part of the temple, is the tallest building of its kind in Thailand. The reason why the assembly hall is so tall is that it houses an 8 metre tall Buddha statue brought from a ruined temple in Sukhothai. The statue is one of the most sacred in Thailand and the inside of the assembly hall is elaborately decorated with wall murals depicting scenes from the life of the Lord Buddha and everyday life in Bangkok during the 19th Century. The temple also has a large ordination hall also featuring a large Buddha statue and more excellent wall murals, this time depicting scenes from the Ramakien, which is the Thai national epic.