Nok Air and Thai AirAsia operate daily direct flights from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai. You also take a direct bus from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai which is lot cheaper but takes over 12 hours.
Flight schedule: Udon Thani to Chiang Mai
Click on the Udonthani – Chiang Mai link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Udonthani - Chiang Mai ฿ 1,699–1,899 1h 10m – 1h 20m|
Udon Thani Airport
Flights to Chiang Mai depart from Udon Thani International Airport.
Chiang Mai Airport
Flights from Udon Thani land at Chiang Mai International Airport, 60 Mahidol Rd, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200.
About Wat Phra Singh
Wat Phra Singh is one of the most important temples in Chiang Mai’s old town. Wat Phra Singh was founded in 1345 by the fifth king of the Mangrai dynasty which ruled over the ancient Kingdom of Lanna, the capital city of which was Chiang Mai. The first structure to be built at the temple was the large chedi which still stands today, although it has been enlarged since it was originally built. The temple was initially named Wat Li Chiang Phra, until 1367 when a legendary Buddha statue, the Phra Buddha Sihing was brought to the temple and the Viharn Lai Kham building was constructed to house the statue. The Phra Buddha Sihing statue is believed to be a copy of a statue of the Lord Buddha which was housed in the Mahabodhi Temple of Bodh Gaya in India, a temple constructed on the spot where the Lord Buddha attained enlightenment.
In addition to the main chedi and the Viharn Lai Kham building, there are 4 other significant buildings at Wat Phra Singh temple:
- Viharn Luang: The largest building at the temple originally built near the end of the 14th Century, and entirely rebuilt in 1925.
- Ubosot: Wooden building constructed in 1806 for the ordination of monks.
- Ho Trai: A library for religious texts of Buddhism constructed in the 15th Century, notable for its elaborate wooden carvings.
- Kulai chedi: a Smaller square chedi with a five tiered roof constructed in the early 16th Century.
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