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Wat Rong Khun to Chiang Mai by Bus

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Wat Rong Khun to Chiang Mai by Bus

What transportation is available to go from Wat Rong Khun to Chiang Mai?

Ideally I want to go from Chiang Rai to Wat Rong Khun in the morning and stay for a few hours and then continue on to Chiang Mai by bus - preferably VIP bus.

Is this possible?

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1. Re: Wat Rong Khun to Chiang Mai by Bus

Wat Rong Khun is currently closed to visits due to damage from the earthquake earlier this week. It is unknown when it may re-open, but most likely it will be closed for a while (the artist said two years to repaint what was destroyed during a newspaper interview).

There really isn't a bus stop at the temple area, but some buses can be flagged down. The VIP Green Bus is all reserved seating, so you would need to book your ticket in advance and be sure to be out at the road ahead of anticipated pick up time. BUT I am not sure if they will even do a whistle stop on the VIP bus, you would need to check with the ticket counter in CR. Otherwise you would need to take the song teaw back to the bus terminal.

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2. Re: Wat Rong Khun to Chiang Mai by Bus


As MrCycling says, it's extremely unlikely that the VIP Green Bus would stop for you. You could perhaps flag down an A class bus although I'm not sure if there is a suitable stopping place on the highway near Wat Rong Khun.

Although the temple is closed you can still view the exterior of course and it's probably easiest to get a tuk tuk to go out there, that tuk tuk would wait for you and take you back towards CR where it could drop you at the New Bus Terminal for the VIP bus, the price would be the same as the tuk tuk would have to return anyway. It's about 7km from Wat Rong Khun to the New Bus Terminal.


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