WAT THATON

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WAT THATON is located on the Mae Kok river on the Northern Thailand border.

Coordinates +20° 3' 39.00" N , +99° 21' 44.00" E ; Decimal: 20.060833,99.362222 

DIRECTIONS

BANGKOK    -    CHIANGMAI  (THATON)

BUS

From Bangkok

Go to Mochit Bus Terminal  (Northern Bus Terminal)

 

Bus Company : Bus 99

Tel: 02 936 2852 Ext :  614 or Ext 325

Booth 27-30   (outside the hall)

Buy ticket   BANGKOK   to     THATON

About 650.00 baht (1st class): Dep: 18:30 hrs

About 500.00 Baht (2nd class): Dep: 17:50 hrs

Travelling time 14 hours 

 

Bus Company :  NEW VIRIYA TOUR

Ticket Booth Number : 35 / 36 (outside the hall)

Buy ticket:  BANGKOK  to THATON

About:  750 Baht: 

Departure: 

     07:00 hours

     16:30 hours 

     17.45 hours.

Travelling time:  14 hours

The bus stops right in front of the temple.  It is the last bus stop. Tell the bus driver that you wish to get off at WAT THATON.

 

TRAIN

TEL:  1690

GO TO HUALAMPONG TRAIN STATION

BUY TICKET :

BANGKOK TO CHIANGMAI CITY

DEPARTURE TIME: 

1.  DEP 18:00 HOURS            ARR: 07:15 HOURS

NAME OF TRAIN: NAKORNPING SP 1

PRICE:  SLEEPING (900 BAHT)

2.  DEP 19:20 HOURS             ARR: 07:40 HOURS

NAME OF TRAIN: SP DRC 11

3:  DEP : 19:35 HOURS           ARR: 09:45 HOURS

NAME OF TRAIN:  SP 13

TRAVELLING TIME:  13/14 HOURS

NB:  There are NO direct train to Thaton village.

 

BUS

CHIANGMAI CITY     -      THATON

Option  I

Go to Chang Peuk ("White Elephant")  Bus Terminal:
Take the NON AIR-CONDITIONED Bus :  Chiangmai - Thaton  (about 90 Baht)


Take 4 hours  (Chiangmai - Thaton)
The bus stops right in front of the temple.

Buses leave from Chang Peuk Bus station ("White Elephant) just north of the moated old town at

05:30 am  7:20 am, 9:00 am, 10:20, 11:30 am,

1:30 pm, 3:30 pm

Please inform the Bus driver that you wish to get off at WAT THATON.  The bus driver will know.

 

OPTION 2

Go to Chang Peuk Station.  Take a mini-van (about 150 Baht) to Fang and get air-conditioned for the 3 hours ride. Need to reserved tickets 1/2 hour before departure. The mini-van is 10 seater.  Mini van in Thai is "Roth-tu"

Go to the fresh market in Fang and take "Soeng Teo" (yellow colored two row shuttle bus) to Thaton (25 Baht ).  45  minutes ride.

Tell the driver that you wish to get off at Wat Thaton.

 

THATON TO CHIANGMAI CITY

Non-aircondition bus:

Tel: 053 215 604

Morning

6.25 am, 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am

Afternoon

13:00 hours, 14.25 hours, 16.20 hours

 

THATON TO BANGKOK

Bus company :  BUS 99 

Tel:  053  459 407

Departure: 16:00 hours  

Price : 650 Baht (1st class),

Price : 500 Baht (2nd class)


Bus Company :  NEW VIRIYA TOUR

TEL: 053 459 138

THATON - BANGKOK

DEPARTURE: 

MORNING :     06:00 hours   Price:  650 Baht (2nd)

AFTERNOON:  16:00 hours   Price:  750 Baht (1st)

                                17:00 hours   Price:  650 Baht (2nd)

 

BOAT TO CHIANGRAI CITY 

Tel:  053-459 427

DEPARTURE 12:30 HOURS

PRICE:  350 Baht  (need to have at least 4 persons for them to go to Chiangrai City)

 

BUS

THATON - MAE SAI

DEPARTURE 15:00 HOURS

BUS STOP:  NEAR THATON CHALET HOTEL

(WHITE GREEN BUS)

 

INTERNET SHOP AT  THATON VILLAGE

(near the bridge and 2 minutes walking distance from Boat Landing/Pier going to Chiangrai city)

TEL:  053 459 319

OPENING HOURS :  13:00 - 19:00

 

 

The Entrance to Wat Thaton

View from the Monastery toward the bridge

 

Wat Thaton borders the Mae Kok river with temples and accommodations located on 425 rai, over 170 acres, of quiet tree covered hills and ridges.

Looking east from the temple office at the Mae Kok river as it meanders down toward Chiang Rai. There are a number of boats available for transportation to Chiang Rai or simply to enjoy the river.

Click here to see photos and details of the village of Ban Thaton

Click here for some interesting places to see around the Wat.

                 

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