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Bueng Kan is a province of Thailand in Northern Isaan. Its capital is also the city of Bueng Kan, and the province borders Laos along the Mekong River.


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By plane[edit]

The nearest airports in Thailand are Sakon Nakhon (SNO IATA) 180 km south, and Udon Thani (UTH IATA, 195 km south-west. The Laotian airport in Vientiane is closer, however it is not the most convenient way to get in as border crossings can get complicated.

By bus[edit]

In addition, Bueng Kan can mainly be reached by long-distance buses. The state-owned company Transport Co., operates a direct service from Bangkok's northern Mo Chit bus station once a day. The bus leaves Bangkok at 19:00, takes 12.25 hours, and a ticket costs 517 baht. The same connection is also offered by private companies such as Sawadee Esan and 407 Pattana. The travel time may be a little shorter, while the prices only slightly higher. Most connections are night buses, and only one trip is travels during the day (departing at 06:45).

Phetprasert operates a daily bus service from Chiang Mai via Phitsanulok and Udon Thani to Bueng Kan. Driving from Chiang Mai takes over 15 hrs, from Phitsanulok 10 hrs, from Udon Thani 3 hrs 40 mins.

By car[edit]

The main road connections to Bueng Kan are National Road 212 from Nong Khai and Nakhon Phanom and 222 from Sakon Nakhon.

Get around[edit]

Map of Bueng Kan


  • 1 Phu Thok (ทอก, and sometimes Phu Tok). A 359 m hill which is a sandstone mountain containing two peaks and on top of which is Wat Phu Thok, an important Buddhist temple inside a cave. Access is via a wooden walkway. Phu Thok (Q25226858) on Wikidata Phu Thok on Wikipedia
  • 2 Bueng Khong Long. Bueng Khong Long (Q13016385) on Wikidata
  • 3 Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary. A hilly 186.5-km2 wildlife sanctuary protecting elephants, tigers, leopards, bears, pheasants, monkeys, and gibbons. Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary (Q7188270) on Wikidata Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary on Wikipedia
  • 4 Nam Tok Chet Si (Chet Si Waterfall). One of the province's prime waterfalls, located inside Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary. Nam Tok Chet Si (Q34845863) on Wikidata
  • 5 Wat Sawang Arom. A Buddhist temple erected in 1882 by a Laotian who wanted to settle by the Mekong River. Today, it's one of the most architecturally impressive temples in the province. Wat Sawang Arom (Q110752961) on Wikidata









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