By bus it takes 3 hours 40 minutes to travel from Udon Thani to Bueng Kan. There are no rail or air links between Udon Thani and Bueng Kan.
Bus Timetable: Udon Thani to Bueng Kan
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|Udon Thani - Bueng Kan ฿ 272 3h 40m|
Bus Stop in Udon Thani
Bus services to Bueng Kan depart from near CentralPlaza in Udon Thani.
Arrival in Bueng Kan
Bus services from Udon Thani terminate at Bueng Kan Bus Terminal, Mueang Bueng Kan District, Bueng Kan 38000.
Wat Phu Tok in Bueng Kan
Wat Phu Tok is one of the most famous temples in Thailand and the best known tourist attraction in Bueng Kan Province, which is a small sparsely populated part of Thailand on the banks of the Mekong River. What makes Wat Phu Tok so famous are the walkways and shrines that the monks have installed on Phu Tok hill. Phu Tok hill is one of two large steep sided sandstone hills rising from an otherwise flat terrain.
The walkways up Phu Tok hill have been arranged to create 7 levels which represent the 7 stages to enlightenment in Theravada Buddhist theology. You can walk up to all 7 levels the easy way on the side of the hill which is more shallow, or the hard way via wooden walkway and steep staircases taking up you what is basically the side of a cliff. We don’t recommend this attraction for children, people with vertigo or if it’s raining because it is dangerous. There are no substantial guard rails to stop people falling off and the construction of the hanging walkways and staircases is 100% wood, and over time the wood rots until finally being replaced. At ground level the temple also has an interesting chedi with a small museum inside dedicated to monk who established the temple, Ajahn Juan, which is worth visiting on the same time as the hill.
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