By train the journey from Ubon Ratchathani to Bangkok is scheduled to take between 8 hours 5 minutes and 11 hours and 40 minutes, depending upon which train you take.
Train Timetable: Ubon Ratchathani to Bangkok
- Click on the Ubon Ratchathani – Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Ubon Ratchathani - Bangkok 9h 27m – 11h 40m|
Ubon Ratchathani Railway Station
Ubon Ratchathani Railway Station is located at Warin Chamrap, Warin Chamrap District, Ubon Ratchathani 34150.
Bangkok Railway Station
The final stop for trains from Ubob Ratchathani to Bangkok is Hua Lamphong Railway Station.
Wat Traimit in Bangkok
Located 450 metres walking distance from Bangkok’s main railway station, Wat Traimit is best known for hosting the world’s largest solid Buddha statue. The statue weighs 5,500 kg and is 3 metres tall. The statue is believed to have originated in Sukhothai at some time during the period from 1238 to 1438 and to have come to Bangkok in the late 18th Century via Ayutthaya. When the statue arrived in Bangkok it was covered in clay, presumably to protect it from the Burmese who invaded Ayutthaya in 1767 where the statue was being kept at the time. Once in Bangkok the statue was moved around various temples in Bangkok before arriving at Wat Traimit, which was at the time was a relatively small and unimportant temple. This all changed in 1955 when, according to legend, the statue was dropped whilst being moved and the clay covering cracked revealing the gold underneath.
A magnificent three level pyramidal structure, known as a mondop in Thai, has been built at Wat Traimit to house the large gold statue. The lower two levels contain museum displays about the statue and China Town, where the temple is located. The statue itself is kept in a shrine room at the top of the mondop. Entrance to the top level to see the statue costs 40 THB for foreign visitors and is open every day from 08:00 to 17:00.