By bus it takes 7 hours 45 minutes to travel from Uttaradit to Udon Thani.
Bus Timetable from Uttaradit to Udon Thani
Click on the Uttaradit – Udon Thani link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Bus Stop in Uttaradit
Minivan services to Udon Thani depart from Uttaradit Bus Station, Tha It, Mueang Uttaradit District, Uttaradit 53000.
Bus Stop in Udon Thani
Bus services from Uttaradit terminate in front of CentralPlaza in Udon Thani city centre.
Chao Pu-Ya Shrine in Udon Thani
The Chao Pu-Ya Shrine is located at the edge of Nong Bua Lake near to Udon Thani Railway Station. The Chao Pu-Ya Shrine is Taoist temple dedicated to the worship of ‘Grandfather’ and ‘Grandmother’ who represent the first Chinese immigrants to settle in Udon Thani in the early part of the 20th Century.
Udon Thani is a relatively new city formally established in 1893 and the Chinese immigrants who came to settle in this new city played a very important role in its economic development and the Chinese influence on the city is evident when visit the area around Nong Prajak Park.
The Chao Pu-Ya Shrine is located within a small temple complex which is an important gathering point for the community of local residents descended from Chinese immigrants. One of the buildings next the shrine is used to store the 99 metre long dragon costume that used in the performance of the dragon dance at the annual Thung Si Mueang festival.
The Chao Pu-Ya Shrine attracts a steady stream of worshippers everyday during opening hours from 07:00 to 19:00. The belief amongst Taoists is that in worshipping Grandfather and Grandmother there are also paying respects to their own ancestors, and by that making offerings at the shrine will bring them good luck.