The only way to travel direct by public transport from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phitsanulok is by bus. The alternatives are to travel by train changing in Ayutthaya, or to fly changing planes in Bangkok.
Bus Times from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phitsanulok
There are currently 2 bus services a day from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phitsanulok available to book online.
|17:30||23:30||VIP 24||1,100 THB||Nakhonchai Tour|
|19:30||01:30||VIP 32||846 THB||Nakhonchai Tour|
- The scheduled journey time by bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phitsanulok is 6 hours 00 minutes.
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Nakhon Ratchasima Bus Station
Bus services from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phitsanulok depart from Nakhon Ratchasima Terminal 2.
Phitsanulok Bus Station
- Bus services from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phitsanulok terminate at Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2.
About Travel to Phitsanulok
Phitsanulok is one of Thailand’s oldest cities although due a fire in 1955 much of the city’s heritage was lost and replaced by unattractive low rise concrete buildings that still characterise much of the modern day city centre. Not many foreign visitors come to Phitsanulok, however, vast number of Thai tourists do.
Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat
What attracts these domestic tourists is the city’s main temple, Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat. Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat was established in 1357 and has a number of interesting features including a large standing Buddha statue, a Khmer style prang tower and ornate decor. The most famous feature of Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, however, is the Phra Phuttha Chinnarat statue which is an image of the Lord Buddha in a seated position surrounded by aureola shaped like flames. This statue is considered to be the most beautiful Buddha statue in Thailand and is widely known by Thai people of all faiths, and a reason in itself to visit Phitsanulok.
Wat Wihan Thong and the Chan Palace
Phitsanulok’s other major tourist attraction is Wat Wihan Thong which is adjacent to a reconstruction of the Chan Palace. The Chan Palace was the birth place of King Naresuan the Great, who ruled the Kingdom of Ayutthaya from 1590 to 1605. King Naresuan is a national hero who features in lots of books, films and TV shows. He is famous for defeating Burmese armies in a succession of battles. According to legend King Naresuan also fought a duel with a Burmese prince on the back of an elephant. Wat Wihan Thong, which is a ruin dating back to the time when the Chan Palace was in use by the royal family, is believed to have been the temple used by the royal family. This temple, and the reconstruction of the original Chan Palace, is of interest more because of its important historical connections than anything else and 30 minutes is long enough to walk around the site, which is pleasantly located close to the Nan River.