Nok Air and Thai AirAsia operate direct flights from Nakhon Phanom to Bangkok.
Flight schedule: Nakhon Phanom to Bangkok
Click on the Nakhon Phanom to Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Nakhon Phanom - Don Mueang Airport ฿ 888–1,350 1h 10m – 1h 30m|
Nakhon Phanom Airport
Flights to Bangkok depart from Nakhon Phanom Airport, Na Sai, Mueang Nakhon Phanom District, Nakhon Phanom 48000.
Flights from Nakhon Phanom arrive at Don Mueang Airport, 222 Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd, Khwaeng Sanambin, Khet Don Mueang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10210.
Wat Bowonniwet in Bangkok
Wat Bowonniwet is an important Buddhist temple located near to the Khao San Road in Bangkok. The reason why Wat Bowonniwet is important is because of its close association with Thailand’s Royal Family. The temple was constructed in the middle of the 19th Century and its first abbot was the future King Rama IV. Several of Thailand’s other kings have joined the temple as ordained monks, including Thailand’s current King, and the ashes of King Rama VI and King Rama IX are kept at this temple. Wat Bowonniwet is also the headquarters of an important group with the Thai Buddhist church which was established by the Thai Royal Family.
As one might expect of a temple so closely connected to royalty, Wat Bowonniwet holds many treasures. The most important object at the temple is a 14th Century golden Buddha statue called the Phra Phuttha Chinasi. The Phra Phuttha Chinasi was brought was a temple in Phitsanulok to reside in the newly constructed Wat Bowonniwet. Other important holy artefacts are kept within the 50 metre tall golden chedi, located behind the ordination hall, which opened up to the public on only one day of the year. Other parts of the temple are closed entirely to the public. These private areas have been, or are still being used, members of the Royal Family.