By train the journey from Khon Kaen to Bangkok is scheduled to take from 7 hours 58 minutes to 8 hours 41 minutes depending upon which train you take.
Timetable: Khon Kaen to Bangkok
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|Khon Kaen - Bangkok ฿ 229–1,684 6h 20m – 8h 28m|
Khon Kaen Railway Station
Khon Kaen train station is located at Nai Mueang, Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen 40000.
Bangkok Railway Station
Bangkok train station is located at Rong Mueang Rd, Rong Muang, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330.
Wat Thepthidaram in Bangkok
Wat Thepthidaram is a not so well known and seldom visited Buddhist temple not far from Democracy Monument in Bangkok. Wat Thepthidaram does, however, have some very unique features which you won’t see at any other temples in Bangkok which make it well worth visiting. Wat Thepthidaram means the ‘Temple of the Heavenly Daughter’ and was founded in 1836 by King Rama III in honour of his eldest daughter. This association with a Royal lady is related to one of unusual aspects of the temple which is the representation of female disciples of the Lord Buddha both in wall murals and in 52 statues of female monks attending a sermon given by the Lord Buddha. In Buddhist temples monks are almost always men and the representation of female monks with the Lord Buddha overturns many of Asia’s conventions and traditions about the place of women in society.
A second unusual feature of the temple is it has a white stone Buddha statue, known as the Marble Buddha. The third, and probably most famous, unusual feature of the temple is that Thailand’s greatest poet, Sunthon Phu, spent two years as a monk at Wat Thepthidaram. The room and adjacent chambers where Sunthon Phu slept and studied have been turned into a museum dedicated to his life. A visit to the temple and museum costs 100 THB for foreign visitors and includes a tour around the museum by an English speaking monk which is very interesting.