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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, Hua Lamphong ฿768 – ฿1,672 15h 30m – 16h 10m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Bangkok, Morchit ฿619 11h
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Bangkok, Southern Terminal ฿619 – ฿959 10h 50m – 10h 55m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chian Yai - Bangkok, Southern Terminal ฿658 11h 45m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat, Khanom - Bangkok, Southern Terminal ฿573 10h 5m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat, Pak Phanang - Bangkok, Morchit ฿644 12h 55m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat, Pak Phanang - Bangkok, Southern Terminal ฿644 – ฿752 11h 40m – 12h 55m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thung Song - Bangkok, Southern Terminal ฿589 – ฿687 11h 35m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thung Song - Bueng Kan ฿1,303 – ฿1,709 22h 30m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thung Song - Khon Kaen ฿1,066 – ฿1,393 17h 50m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport - Koh Tao, Mae Haad (Koh Tao) ฿950 6h 30m – 7h 30m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thung Song - Nong Khai ฿1,198 – ฿1,569 20h 30m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thung Song - Udonthani, Kumphawapi ฿1,158 – ฿1,516 19h 10m
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Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thung Song - Udonthani, Udon Thani ฿1,158 – ฿1,516 19h 40m
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