By bus it takes 11 to 12 hours to travel 746 km from Bangkok to Bueng Kan depending upon which bus service you use. All services on this route travel overnight.
Bus Times from Bangkok to Bueng Kan
There are currently 4 direct bus services a day from Bangkok to Bueng Kan available to book online.
- VIP services offer passengers more leg room and the chairs recline further back than Express bus services.
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Departure from Bangkok
Bus services from Bangkok to Bueng Kan depart from Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal.
Arrival in Bueng Kan
Bus services from Bangkok to Bueng Kan terminate at Bueng Kan Bus Terminal.
About Travel to Bueng Kan
Bueng Kan is one of Thailand’s poorest and most sparsely populated provinces. It is located in the top north east corner of Thailand on the border with an equally sparsely populated part of Laos.
Tourism in Bueng Kan
Bueng Kan doesn’t feature on the travel itinery of many foreign visitors because it is so remote and has relatively few tourist attractions. The province does though feature on the travel itinery of many Thai tourists who tour this part of the north-eastern region visiting the many significant temples that are located there such as Wat Phra That Phanom, Wat Tham Pha Daen, Phra That Choeng Chum and Wat Kham Chanot at the same time as visiting Bueng Kan.
The most famous tourist attraction in Bueng Kan Province is Wat Phu Tok, located 46.7 km by road from Bueng Kan Bus Terminal.
About Wat Phu Tok
Wat Phu Tok is a large Buddhist temple that incorporates the 359 metre high Tok hill. 359 metres doesn’t sound very high, but bear in mind that the surrounding area is very flat and the surrounding elevations are not far above sea level. A series of vertigo inducing staircases and wooden walkway cling to the side of this sheer faced stand stone hill. The walkways are configured to create 7 levels on the hill, each of which represent a different stage in the spiritual journey to enlightenment. There are shrines and caves of the way up which are interesting, but the best part of a visit to this temple is the views. At the base of the hill are some traditional Thai temple buildings and a chedi with museum style displays dedicated to the monk Ajahn Juan, who founded the temple.