About Nakhon Si Thammarat
Many people who travel to Thailand talk about getting off the beaten path and seeing the "Real Thailand". But very few of them make it to a place like Nakhon Si Thammarat to experience places like Khanom, Sichon and Tha Sala.
There's been very little significant development throughout most of the area, and traditional resorts and bungalows can still be found at bargain prices. Also, the region of Nakhon Si Thammarat is steeped in history and contains the most important temple in South Thailand at Wat Mahathat, it features one of the biggest national parks in the region at Khao Luang with enough waterfalls to keep anyone happy, and it's got lots of those special beaches. You know the ones you dream of, with palm trees slanting gracefully under a bright blue sky, the turquoise sea lapping at your toes, and no one else in sight. They're here, and they're not lined with concrete hotels!
That said, it's not a place for everyone. If you don't like genuinely friendly locals, don't want excellent food with mountains of cheap fresh seafood, feel out of place without any girly bars to visit or want flashing neon lights and all-night parties, maybe it's not the place for you. But if you want something much more than that, Nakhon Si Thammarat might well be the place you are looking for.
Things to do:
- Visit Khao Wang Thong cave.
- Boat trip and snorkelling around Koh Rap and Koh Tan islands.
- Picnic and swimming at Sunan Ta waterfall.
- Trip to Khao Pun mountain temple and Plom Lok waterfall.
- Shopping tour to Nakorn si Thammarat. We also visit the old temple,souvenirshops, textileshops ,silversmith shops and a workshop for puppet shadowplay.
- Trip to Talae Noi. See millions of lotus flowers open up in the sunrise.
Where to stay
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