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

You could come by train, bus or airplane to the destination on the main road, Nam SuaiMake sure that they repeat /Nam-Soy/ and not /Nam-Som/ as that is somewhere very different. If you are not sure about the pronunciation, you can print the following Thai writing which explains it: 

นั่งรถบัสหรือรถตู้หรือรถสองแถวไปบ้านน้ำสวย กิ่งอำเภอสระใคร อยู่บน ถนนมิตรภาพ  เลยหนองสองห้องไปทางอุดรธานีประมาณสิบกิโลเมตร

You should be dropped at the police station and take a Tuk-Tuk for 100 THB 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.

 

Gaia Ashram MapBan Suai Long

Google Maps Location & Google Maps Points Marked

(Coordinates: 17.708852, 102.837371)


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. Generally good to sit in front of the minivan or bus just to remind the driver to stop at ‘Nam Suai’.


 By Bus:

  • From Bangkok
    • 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 to ‘Nam Suai’.
  • 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’.
  • 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’
    • 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.

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. Ask the driver to drop you at ‘Nam Suai’.