By express bus it takes 3 hours 00 minutes to travel from Udon Thani to Sakon Nakhon. There are other local bus services also travelling on this route which can take up to 5 hours to complete the journey as they travel indirect route via the many smalls towns in between Udon Thani and Sakon Nakhon.
Bus Timetable from Udon Thani to Sakon Nakhon
- Click on the Udon Thani – Sakon Nakhon link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Bus Stop in Udon Thani
Express bus services from Udon Thani to Sakon Nakhon depart of a bus stop in front of CentralPlaza in Udon Thani.
Arrival in Sakon Nakhon
Bus services from Udon Thani terminate at Sakon Nakhon Bus Terminal 2.
About Wat Pha Suttawas in Sakon Nakhon
Wat Pha Suttawas is the second most visited temple in Sakon Nakhon after Wat Phra That Choeng Chum. The main reason lots of people visit this temple is its association with Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Thera.
Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Thera was one of the founders of Thailand’s ‘Forest Movement’, which is a sect within the Thai Buddhist church whose adherents believe that monks should live austere lifestyles away from other people, particularly in forests. Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Thera himself spent decades living in remote areas in Thailand and Laos during the late 19th Century and early 20th Century and is believed by some Buddhists to have acquired powers of extra-sensory perception as a consequence of his decades of uninterrupted meditation in the jungle.
In 1949, sensing he was about to die, Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Thera came to Wat Pha Suttawas in Sakon Nakhon. Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Thera came to the city because he was concerned that if he died where he then living in a forest the poor farmers living in nearby settlements would feel obliged to provide food for the many thousands of people who would attend the funeral.
As well as constructing a very beautiful ordination hall at Wat Pha Suttawas, the temple has also created a shrine hall to Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Thera with a statue of the famous monk and museum style displays of his meagre possessions.