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Sakon Nakhon

Sakon Nakhon

Sakon Nakhon is a Buddhist town with five Buddhist stupas. Its history can be dated back for three thousand years. Legend says that Nong Han town, 


Sakon Nakhon is a Buddhist town with five

Buddhist stupas. Its history can be dated back

for three thousand years. Legend says that

Nong Han town, or presently Sakon Nakhon,

was built in 11th century when Khmer ruled

this region. When the Khmer lost its power, the

town was under the rules of Lanxang or Laotian

Kingdom. It was renamed into “Mueang Chiang

Mai Nongharn”. When the town was under

Siamese Kingdom, it was renamed again into

“Sakon Thawapi”. In 1830, during the reign of

King Rama III, it was named “Sakon Nakhon”.

Sakon Nakhon Province is 647 kilometres from

Bangkok. It acquires total area of 9,605 sq.

kilometres. and has 18 Amphoes including

Amphoe Mueang Sakon Nakhon, Amphoe

Phanna Nikhom, Amphoe Phang Khon, Amphoe

Sawang Daen Din, Amphoe Charoen Sin,

Amphoe Ban Muang, Amphoe Kham Ta Kla,

Amphoe Wanon Niwat, Amphoe Akat Amnuai,

Amphoe Kusuman, Amphoe Phon Na Kaeo,

Amphoe Khok Si Suphan, Amphoe Tao Ngoi,

Amphoe Phu Phan, Amphoe Kut Bak, Amphoe

Nikhom Nam Un, Amphoe Waritchaphum and

Amphoe Song Dao.


Sakon Nakhon

Thai Term Glossary

Amphoe : District

Ban : Village

Khuean : Dam

Maenam : River

Mueang : Town or City

Prang : Corn-shaped tower or

sanctuary

SAO : Subdistrict Administrative

Organization

Soi : Alley

Song Thaeo : Pick-up trucks but with a roof

over the back

Talat : Market

Tambon : Subdistrict

Tham : Cave

Tuk-Tuks : Three-wheeled motorized

taxis

Ubosot or Bot : Ordination hall in a temple

Wihan : Image hall in a temple

Wat : Temple

Note: English spelling here given tries to

approximate Thai Pronunciation. Posted signs

may be spelled differently. When seeking help

for direction, point to the Thai spelling given

after each place name.

Sakon Nakhon is a Buddhist town with five

Buddhist stupas. Its history can be dated back

for three thousand years. Legend says that

Nong Han town, or presently Sakon Nakhon,

was built in 11th century when Khmer ruled

this region. When the Khmer lost its power, the

town was under the rules of Lanxang or Laotian

Kingdom. It was renamed into “Mueang Chiang

Mai Nongharn”. When the town was under

Siamese Kingdom, it was renamed again into

“Sakon Thawapi”. In 1830, during the reign of

King Rama III, it was named “Sakon Nakhon”.

Sakon Nakhon Province is 647 kilometres from

Bangkok. It acquires total area of 9,605 sq.

kilometres. and has 18 Amphoes including

Amphoe Mueang Sakon Nakhon, Amphoe

Phanna Nikhom, Amphoe Phang Khon, Amphoe

Sawang Daen Din, Amphoe Charoen Sin,

Amphoe Ban Muang, Amphoe Kham Ta Kla,

Amphoe Wanon Niwat, Amphoe Akat Amnuai,

Amphoe Kusuman, Amphoe Phon Na Kaeo,

Amphoe Khok Si Suphan, Amphoe Tao Ngoi,

Amphoe Phu Phan, Amphoe Kut Bak, Amphoe

Nikhom Nam Un, Amphoe Waritchaphum and

Amphoe Song Dao.

Distances from Sakon Nakhon to nearby

provinces

Nakhon Phanom 93 kilometres

Mukdahan 119 kilometres

Kalasin 128 kilometres

Udon Thani 159 kilometres

Distances from Amphoe Mueang Sakon

Nakhon to other districts

Amphoe Phanna Nikhom 39 kilometres

Amphoe Phang Khon 54 kilometres

Amphoe Sawang Daen Din 84 kilometres

Amphoe Charoen Sin 90 kilometres

Amphoe Ban Muang 120 kilometres

Amphoe Kham Ta Kla 109 kilometres

Amphoe Wanon Niwat 85 kilometres

Amphoe Akat Amnuai 57 kilometres

Amphoe Kusuman 40 kilometres

Amphoe Phon Na Kaeo 35 kilometres

Amphoe Khok Si Suphan 22 kilometres

Amphoe Tao Ngoi 28 kilometres

Amphoe Phu Phan 33 kilometres

Amphoe Kut Bak 56 kilometres

Amphoe Nikhom Nam Un 99 kilometres

Amphoe Waritchaphum 69 kilometres

Amphoe Song Dao 109 kilometres

HOW TO GET THERE

By Car: From Bangkok, takes Highway No.1

(Pahonyothin Road) to Saraburi and turn

right into Highway No.2 (Mittraphap Road) at

Saraburi, drive through Nakhon Ratchasima,

Amphoe Ban Phai of Khon Kaen. Then turn

right to Highway No.23 via Maha Sarakham and

Kalasin, then use Highway No.213 to Sakon

Nakhon. The total distance is around 647

kilometres.

By Bus: From the Northern Bus Terminal

Chatuchak (Kamphaeng Phet II Road) in

Bangkok. There are many bus to Sakon Nakhon

everyday. For more information contact:

- The Transport Co., Ltd. Tel. 1490, 0 2936

2852-66, Sakon Nakhon Branch Tel. 0 4271 2860,

09 3315 4483 website : www.transport.co.th

- Nakhon Chai Air Co., Ltd. Tel. 1624, website : www.nca.co.th

For more information contact Sakon Nakhon

Bus Station Tel. 0 4271 4945

By Train: State Railway of Thailand operates

daily train service from Bangkok to Udon Thani,

where tourist can catch routine bus to Sakon

Nakhon, 159 kilometres away. For more

information, Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4334, 0 2220

4261. Udon Thani Station Tel. 0 4222 2061,

website : www.railway.co.th

By Air: There are two airlines operating flights

from Donmueang International Airport in

Bangkok to Sakon Nakhon Airport, as follows:

- Nok Air Tel. 1318, 0 2900 9955, website

: www.nokair.com

- Thai Air Asia Tel. 0 2515 9999, website :

www.airasia.com

Transportation in Sakon Nakhon

There are Song Thaeos, motor tricycle, and

pedal tricycle plying the provincial town of

Sakon Nakhon. They are available at many

places; such as, the Sakon Nakhon Municipal

Market, Sakon Nakhon Hospital, and the Sakon

Nakhon Bus Terminal 2.

To travel from Amphoe Mueang Sakon Nakhon

to other districts, there are Song Thaeos,

6-wheelers, and buses available from the Sakon

Nakhon Municipal Market and Sakon Nakhon

Bus Terminal 2.

Transportation from Sakon Nakhon to

nearby provinces

From the Sakon Nakhon Bus Terminal 2, there

are air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned

bus services to nearby provinces including

Udon Thani, Nakhon Phanom, Khon Kaen,

Kalasin, Bueng Kan, etc. For more information,

Tel. 0 4271 4945.

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