Sakhon Nakhon Travel Guide, Sakhon Nakhon Travel Information, Sakhon Nakhon Thailand

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Sakon Nakhon Sakon Nakhon is in the upper Northeast. It is on the Phu Phan mountain range and has many forest temple retreats for meditation. These temples are also where famous monks well known in meditation circles reside. Sakon Nakhon is 647 kilometres from Bangkok and has an area of 9,605 square kilometres.
Borders
» North : Nongkhai and Nakhon Phanom
» South : Kalasin,Nakhon Phanom and Udon Thani
» East : Kalasin and Nakhon Phanom
» West : Nongkhai and Udon Thani

: Distances from Sakhon Nakhon city to :
from Sakon Nakhon city of nearby Provinces
 - Kalasin     128 kms.  
 - Nakhon Phanom     93 kms.  
 - Nongkhai     210 kms.  
 - Udon Thani     159 kms.  
from Sakon Nakhon city to its districts
 - Akat Amnuai 57 kms.        - Phangkhon 54 kms.
 - Ban Muang 120 kms.    - Phanna Nikom 39 kms.
 - Charoen Sin 90 kms.    - Phon Na Kaeo 35 kms.
 - Kham Ta Kla 109 kms.    - Phu Phan 33 kms.
 - Khok Si Suphan 22 kms.    - Sawang Daendin 84 kms.
 - Kutbak 56 kms.    - Songdao 109 kms.
 - Kusuman 40 kms.    - Tao-ngoi 28 kms.
 - Nikhom Namun 99 kms.    - Wanon Niwat 85 kms.
 - Noraniwat 85 kms.    - Warichaphum 69 kms.


Sakon Nakhon is 512 kilometers from Bangkok. The best and most convenient route is to leave Bangkok along Saraburi Nakhon Ratchasima-Ban Phai-Maha Sarakham Highway to Sakon Nakhon totalling a journey duration of six hours. Travelling by plane one has to go to Khon Kaen Province first and continue the trip by land transport to Sakon Nakhon Province.
By Bus
Bangkok-Sakon Nakhon buses depart from Bangkoks Mochit 2 Bus Terminal every day. Contact Transport Co.Ltd at Tel: 0 2936 2852-66 or visit www.transport.co.th for more information

Bangkok - Sakon Nakhon
Airline Dep. Arrival Days Flight No. Fare
PB Air
PB Air
PB Air
07.30
11.00
15.45
08.45
12.15
17.00
Mon. Wed. Sun.
Tue. Thu. Sat.
Fr.
9Q880
9Q884
9Q886
2,035
2,035
2,035


Sakon Nakhon - Bangkok
Airline Dep. Arrival Days Flight No. Fare
PB Air
PB Air
PB Air
09.10
12.40
17.25
10.25
13.55
18.40
Mon. Wed. Sun.
Tue. Thu. Sat.
Fr.
9Q881
9Q885
9Q887
2,035
2,035
2,035
By Train
There is no direct train from Bangkok to Sakon Nakhon. Visitors can take a train to Udon Thani and continue the journey by bus to Udon Thani. Call 1690, 0 2223 7010-20 for more information.
By Plane
Nok Air operates flight from Bangkok to Sakon Nakhon. Visit www.nokair.com for more information. Timetable Wax Castle & Boat Racing Festival
Wax Castle & Boat Racing Festival
October
Wat Phra That Choeng Chum, Sakon Nakhon To celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent (Ok Phansa), people in the northeast (I-san) mould beeswax into miniature Buddhist temples and shrines (wax castles) in order to gain merit, which will determine their future rebirth. These crafted models can be witnessed especially in Sakon Nakhon where there is an annual festival with a grand wax castle procession, competitive boat racing as well as traditional northeastern cultural performances among many other joyous activities.