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How to get to Gaia Ashram?

Gaia Ashram is the base of Gaia School Asia and is located in the North-East of Thailand, in Isan. We are between the small cities Nong Khai & Udon Tani. Gaia Ashram is also located near Vientaine, the capital of Laos.

Google Map Coordinates:  17.708852, 102.837371

Gaia Ashram Map

Gaia Ashram in Google Maps

By Train:

From Bangkok Hualamphong trainstation to Nong Khai:

การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย
STATE RAILWAY OF THAILAND  
 Origin: Bangkok Hualamphong
  Destination: Nong Khai
Train Number
Type
Bangkok
Departure
Nong Khai
Arrive
Timetable
1
77
Express
18:35
05:05
2
69
Express
20:00
07:45
3
133
Rapid
20:45
09:35

Please make sure you check at the train station for the times & fares as changes might be applicable. For more info & fares go to the Thai railways website:

http://www.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng

To find out more about train travel in Thailand go to:

http://www.seat61.com/Thailand.htm#Bangkok_to_Nong_Khai

You can also get of at Udon Thani Train Station, which is the stop before Nong Khai. From there you can go to the local Udon Thani bus station which is not to far from the trainstation & take a bus/minivan to Nong Khai & ask the driver to drop you at Nam Suai  there you should be able to take a tuc-tuc to our village Ban Suai Long . We are little past the village, past the temple then over the bridge of the river & we are on the right side. (check out map below)

 By Bus:

From Bangkok:

There are buses from all directions & from most cities to Nong Khai. Overnight “VIP” bus services leave from Bangkok Mochit bus station in the evening and take about ten hours to get here. Buy your ticket somewhat in advance from the bus ticket counter at the bus station. We travel with Budsarakam bus company. If you are coming by bus you can ask the driver to drop you at Nam Suai  which is closer to Gaia Ashram. They will drop you at a highway patrol police station. From there you can take a tuc tuc to our village which is Ban Suai Long  any problems you can contact us. Please check out the map below of Gaia Ashram & our Ban Suai Long.

From Chiang Mai

There is a direct overnight bus service from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai, please check at the Arcade bus station for all information this is a new service if it is not running then you could take an overnight bus from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani (about 600 bath for a ticket).

If you are coming by bus to Nong Khai you can ask the driver to drop you at Nam Suai which is closer to Gaia Ashram. They will drop you at a highway patrol police station. From there you can take a tuc tuc to our village which is Ban Suai Long any problems you can contact us on 0805791006. Below we have a map of Gaia Ashram & our Ban Suai Long.

If you are taking bus to Udon Thani the “New Udon Thani Bus station” you can take a white Song Taew written in blue #6 to Rangsani market from the bus station(the Song Taews are lined up at the exit of the bus station) and from there you can take bus/minivan to Nong Khai and ask the driver to drop you at Nam Suai . Naam Suai is on the highway & they will drop you at the highway police station from there you can take a tuc tuc to Ban Suai Long for 100 bath. Most guys know our place, we added a local area map below.

By Air:

There are many flights a day from Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang Bangkok to Udon Thani. At present Thai, Air Asia, and Nok Air are extremely cheap. Tickets for all carriers can be booked online, while prices are variable depending on when you book. From Udon Thani, you can take a bus or minivan to our place.

If you are coming from Udon Thani by bus/minivan you can ask the driver to drop you at Nam Suai which is closer to Gaia Ashram. They will drop you at a highway patrol police station. From there you can take a tuc tuc to our village which is Ban Suai Long  any problems you can contact us.

From Nong Khai:

Coming from Nong Khai you could take a bus/minivan to Udon Tani from the bus station in Nong Khai & ask the driver to drop you at Nam Suai. If you are not sure about the pronouncation you can print the following Thai writing which explains it:

นั่งรถบัสหรือรถตู้หรือรถสองแถวไปบ้านน้ำสวย กิ่งอำเภอสระใคร อยู่บน ถนนมิตรภาพ  เลยหนองสองห้องไปทางอุดรธานีประมาณสิบกิโลเมตร

Nam Suai is on the highway number 2 towards Udon Thani from Nong Khai takes about 40 minutes to get there. (Please check above map)

You could also take a Song Taew (shared pick-up) from Nong Khai from the Q Lot Song Taew (parking place Song Taew). You would ask a tuk tuk driver for Q Lot Song Taew (or Song Taew pai Naam Suai ie. Song Taew go to Naam Suai). Ask the driver of the Song Taew, to drop you at Nam Suai .

From Nam Suai you can find the Tesco Lotus and from there you can cross to the other side of the highway (the side going towards Nong Khai) & look for the police patrol station where you can find a tuk tuk.

You can ask the tuk tuk driver to drop at Ban Suai Long should be about 100 bath for 1 person. We are a little outside of Ban Suai Long, across the bridge over the river & then on your right as you can see below on the  map. Not all tuk tuk drivers are familiar with our place so bring the picture of the map below, if you get stuck try to phone us. If you have no phone ask somebody to borrow their phone & call us on:

0805791006 

Picture of Gaia Ashram & Ban Suai Long in Google maps:

Ban Suai Long

To see all the locations of this information go to:

Gaia Ashram in Google Maps

To contact us:

 

adress:

PO Box 1, post office Phen, District Phen, Udon Thani Province 41150, Thailand

Website: www.gaiaschoolasia.com
Email: gaiaschoolasia@gmail.com

Phone number

0066-805791006 

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Support us:

  • Volunteer:

We are open for volunteers who share the same values and would like to teach about Climate Change and Nature to children in Thailand and other countries. For other volunteer options see project and activities and email us at:

gaiaschoolasia@gmail.com

  •  Financial support:

In order for us to provide Gaia School nature based education to children/youth in Asia  we will need financial support. You can chose to support individual projects/activities or support Gaia School Asia operations in general. Funds can be transferred by using international banking transfers. Please comment on what activity or project you would like to support. Below you will find the details for giving financial support to Gaia School Asia:

International Banking Transfer: 

Asia:

Account Name of Receiver:           Sunisa Jamwiset     

Accountnumber:                             171-2-64-450-4                                                        

Swiftcode:                                        KASITHBK

Bank adress:                                    Street: 929 Michai

                                                          Subdistrict:  Naimuang,  District: Muang

                                                          Town: Nongh Khai

                                                          Zipcode: 43000

                                                           Thailand

Outside Asia:

Account Name of Receiver:             T.S.P.I Deiters

Accountnumber:                               NL57 TRIO 2000 3136 12  (IBAN number)

Swiftcode:                                         TRIONL2U 

Bank Adress:                                     Street: Utrechtseweg 44

                                                            Zipcode: 3704 HD          

                                                            Town: Zeist

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