By train the journey from Sisaket to Bangkok is scheduled to take between 7 hours 24 minutes and 10 hours 36 minutes depending upon which train you take.
Train Timetable: Sisaket to Bangkok
- Click on the Sisaket – Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Sisaket - Bangkok ฿ 419–1,261 8h 50m – 11h 10m|
Sisaket Railway Station
Sisaket Railway Station is located at Mueang Tai, Mueang Si Sa Ket District, Si Sa Ket 33000.
Bangkok Railway Station
Trains from Sisaket to Bangkok terminate at Hua Lamphong Railway Station.
About Bangkok City Pillar Shrine
Bangkok City Pillar Shrine is small shrine with an important place in the history of Bangkok which is located opposite to the Grand Palace. The City Pillar Shrine was established in 1782 to mark the founding of Bangkok as the capital city of the new royal dynasty of Thailand. The creation of this shrine started a tradition of establishing city pillars shrines, known as lak mueang, across Thailand and now nearly every province in Thailand has one. The shrine consists of a thick pole of acacia wood set into the ground. City pillar shrines are intended to symbolise the establishment of a spiritual community alongside the city itself, and to be the place which the guardian spirit of the city or town resides.
Bangkok’s city pillar shrine is, according to legend, associated with a curse placed on the Chakri Dynasty. When the pillar was erected four snakes are said to have slithered into the hole where the wooden pillar was placed and to have been buried alive when the hole was filled. The Royal Court’s fortune tellers interpreted this as meaning that a curse had been placed on the new royal family. The installation of a second wooden pillar in 1852 is believed to have been attempt by the fourth King of the Chakri Dynasty, King Rama IV, to undo the curse by repeating the original ceremony.