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Nakhon Si Thammarat

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An interesting and off beat destination, Nakhon Si Thammarat (Nakhon Si to its friends) is definitely worth taking the time to check out.

The provincial capital, Nakhon Si Thammarat, was traditionally one of southern Thailand's commercial and transportation hubs. This role has now been taken over by the city of Hat Yai further to the south. As a result of this shift in influence, Nakhon Si Thammarat, while remaining Thailand's fourth largest city, is a more captivating, unadulterated place to visit.

Quite well set up for tourism, the city has an excellent transportation network, some good, cheap hotels, plenty of religious sites and loads of great food along with a large and helpful TAT office. The only thing missing is the tourists. The city is 780km from Bangkok and it has a population of around 85,000.

The province sits on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand and is bordered by Surat Thani to the north, Phattalung and Songkhla to the south and Krabi to the west.


Yet despite its proximity to the Don Sak and Khanom piers from where the ferries run out to the gulf islands of Ko Samui and Ko Pha Ngan, Nakhon Si Thammarat sees but a trickle of foreign tourists.

Predominantly mountainous with substantial forest areas including the outstanding Khao Luang National Park, Nakhon Si Thammarat also has a selection of beaches along its long, largely undeveloped coastline. There are loads of attractive coastal villages great for camping and as already mentioned, downtown Nakhon Si Thammarat is a good, and very local, place to spend a couple of days.

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Text and/or map last updated on 30th October, 2013.

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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Bangkok, Bang Sue ฿985 15h 45m
  •   Train Class II Sleeper AC 13:00
Nakhon Si Thammarat - Bangkok, Hua Lamphong ฿988 – ฿1,028 15h 30m – 16h 10m
  •   Train Class II Sleeper AC 13:00, 15:00
  •   Train Class II Sleeper AC 17:35, 19:30
  •   Train VIP Sleeper 19:30
Nakhon Si Thammarat - Bangkok, Morchit ฿751 – ฿986 11h
  •   Bus VIP 32 17:00
  •   Bus VIP24 24 17:00
Nakhon Si Thammarat - Bangkok, Sam Sen ฿986 15h 55m
  •   Train Class II Sleeper AC 13:00
Nakhon Si Thammarat - Bangkok, Southern Terminal ฿650 – ฿986 10h 50m – 10h 55m
  •   Bus Express XL 17:00, 17:50, 18:20
  •   Bus VIP 32 18:00
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  •   Bus Express XL 07:00, 18:00, 18:30, 19:40, 19:50
  •   Bus VIP 32 17:00, 19:00, 20:00
  •   Bus VIP24 24 19:10
Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chian Yai - Bangkok, Southern Terminal ฿689 11h 45m
  •   Bus Express XL 16:00
  •   Bus Express XL 19:15, 19:20
Nakhon Si Thammarat, Khanom - Bangkok, Southern Terminal ฿607 10h 5m
  •   Bus Express XL 17:30
  •   Bus Express XL 20:00, 20:10
Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thung Song - Bangkok, Southern Terminal ฿506 – ฿717 11h 35m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thung Song - Bueng Kan ฿1,360 – ฿1,798 22h 30m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Chumphon ฿805 6h 30m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Chumphon, Lamae ฿695 5h 5m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Chumphon, Lang Suan ฿703 5h 30m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Chumphon, Map Amarit ฿820 7h 25m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Chumphon, Pathio ฿815 7h 5m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Chumphon, Sawi ฿793 6h
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Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thung Song - Khon Kaen ฿1,103 – ฿1,456 17h 50m
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  •   Bus VIP 32 14:30
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Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport - Koh Tao, Mae Haad (Koh Tao) ฿950 6h 30m – 7h 30m
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:30, 12:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:30, 09:00
Nakhon Si Thammarat - Nakhon Pathom ฿966 14h 40m
  •   Train Class II Sleeper AC 13:00
Nakhon Si Thammarat - Nakhon Pathom, Salaya ฿976 15h 10m
  •   Train Class II Sleeper AC 13:00
Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thung Song - Nong Khai ฿1,246 – ฿1,647 20h 30m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Prachuap Khiri Khan ฿881 10h
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ban Krut ฿840 8h 50m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Prachuap Khiri Khan, Bang Saphan Noi ฿830 8h 5m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Prachuap Khiri Khan, Bang Saphan Yai ฿835 8h 30m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Prachuap Khiri Khan, Huai Sak ฿829 7h 55m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thap Sakae ฿847 9h 10m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Suratthani ฿665 3h 40m
  •   Train Class II Sleeper AC 13:00
Nakhon Si Thammarat - Suratthani, Ban Na ฿652 3h 10m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Suratthani, Ban Song ฿619 2h 35m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Suratthani, Chaiya ฿678 4h 25m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Suratthani, Na San ฿628 2h 55m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Suratthani, Tha Chana ฿686 4h 45m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thung Song - Udonthani, Kumphawapi ฿1,202 – ฿1,588 19h 10m
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  •   Bus VIP24 24 12:00
Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thung Song - Udonthani, Udon Thani ฿1,202 – ฿1,588 19h 40m
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  •   Bus VIP 32 12:30
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