Thai AirAsia operates direct flights from Narathiwat to Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok.
Flight schedule: Narathiwat to Bangkok
Click on the Narathiwat – Don Mueang Airport link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Narathiwat - Bangkok ฿ 2,428 1h 30m|
|Narathiwat - Don Mueang Airport ฿ 1,375 1h 30m – 1h 35m|
Flights to Bangkok depart from Narathiwat Airport, 330 Moo 11 Khok Khian, Mueang Narathiwat District, Narathiwat 96000.
Thai AirAsia flights from Narathiwat 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 in Bangkok near the Khao San Road. Wat Bowonniwet was founded in the early 19th Century as a royal temple and the first abbot of the temple, Prince Mongkut, went onto become King Rama IV of Thailand. The temple is the headquarters of an influential sect within the Buddhist church of Thailand. Several other Kings of Thailand, including King Rama IX and the current King of Thailand, Rama X, has spent time at Wat Bowonniwet as ordained monks. Wat Bowonniwet is unusual as part of the temple contains accommodation for members of the royal family and other buildings which are off limits to visitors.
The rest of the temple is, however, open to visitors every day from 06:00 to 18:00 and admission is free. The main temple building is its ordination hall. The ordination hall features wall murals and several impressive Buddha statues, including the 14th Century Phra Phuttha Chinasi statue which was brought to Bangkok from Phitsanulok specifically to reside within the newly created Wat Bowonniwet. The other major feature of Wat Bowonniwet for visitors is its 50 metre high golden chedi surrounded by four Khmer style prangs. The elaborately decorated chedi has a hollow base which contains 5 smaller chedi with holy relics enshrined in each. Around the base of the chedi are lots of statues of Hindu gods showing the important connection between Thai Buddhism and Indian Hindu beliefs.