The journey by bus from Udon Thani to Phitsanulok is scheduled to take 6 hours 45 minutes. You can also travel by train from Udon Thani to Ayutthaya and then take another train from Ayutthaya to Phitsanulok although this can take twice as long as taking a direct bus.
Bus Timetable: Udon Thani to Phitsanulok
- Click on the Udonthani – Phitsanulok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Udonthani - Phitsanulok ฿ 383 6h 45m|
Bus Stop in Udon Thani
Bus services to Phitsanulok depart from Udon Thani Centralplaza, Mak Khaeng Sub-district, Mueang Udon Thani District, Udon Thani 41000.
Arrival in Phitsanulok
Bus services from Udon Thani arrive in Phitsanulok at Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2, Samo Khae, Mueang Phitsanulok District, Phitsanulok 65000.
Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat in Phitsanulok
Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, in Phitsanulok city centre, is the major temple in the area and the most significant tourist attraction. Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat was founded in 1357 when Phitsanulok was part of the Sukhothai Kingdom in an era when control of Thailand of split between several different kingdom. Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat was established during the reign of Sukhothai King Maha Thammaracha I who was particularly notable for his devotion to the Buddhist faith, and the impressive Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat is a reflection of his piety.
The best known feature of Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat is the Phra Phuttha Chinnarat Buddha statue which, was one of three bronze Buddha statues which cast especially to be displayed in the new temple. The Phra Phuttha Chinnarat Buddha statue is 375 cm and depicts the Lord Buddha in a seated position. Since the 17th Century the statue has been covered in gold paint. One of the unusual features of the Phra Phuttha Chinnarat Buddha statue is that the Buddha is depicted surrounded by an aureole shaped like flames. The statue, which sits within a ornate shrine hall, is commonly considered to be the most beautiful Buddha statue in Thailand.
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