NAKHON PHANOM, 10 February 2017: Nok Air will launch a twice-daily Fly ‘n’ Ride service, 15 February, from Bangkok to That Phanom using its daily Nakhon Phanom flights that will connect with a bus service.
The upcoming service will offer a convenient connection from flight to bus service for That Phanom bound passengers.
That Phanom is a district in Nakhon Phanom province, Northeast Thailand, famed for its ancient iconic temple, a symbol of I-san culture.
Phra That Phanom faces the Mekong River in Nakhon Phanom province that borders Laos. It is believed to be one of the oldest shrines in northeast Thailand containing a sacred relic from the Lord Buddha.
It is believed that Phra That Phanom was originally built before the 12th Buddhist century. However, it collapsed on 11 August 1975 after a prolonged torrential rainstorm that inundated the foundations.
The current pagoda is a faithful replica following blueprints completed prior to the collapse. A 110-kg gold spire crowns the pagoda’s tip.
In March each year, a ceremony is held at the temple to pay respects to Phra That Phanom, the stupa that houses Buddha’s remains.
The connecting bus service is run by Ploy Palace hotel: 40 Pitak Phanom Khet Rd., Mueang, Mukdahan 49000. Tel (+66)42 614 599 and (+66)42 614 988.
Drop-off and pick-up location is at Sweet Home Travel Guide Ltd., Part.: 290 Moo 11, Fang Daeng, That Phanom, Nakhon Phanom 48110. Tel (+66)86 579 6261 and (+66)42 614 599.
Reservation must be made at least three hours before departure.
For more information contact the airline’s call centre at 1318 (0800 to 2100) and +66 2900 9955 for overseas customers.
The upcoming service has a lead-in fare of THB1,229 including airport taxes and fees.