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Nakhon Si Thammarat

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  • Nakhon Si Thammarat walking tour
    3.5 stars

    Many of the tourist sights are located in the older part of Nakhon Si Thammarat. Check out the TAT office near the park where the friendly staff can provide you with helpful information. Make sure to pick up a copy of their free map. There are some interesting handicraft stores in the small street ... read more

  • Shadow Puppetry
    4 stars

    Both Nakhon Si Thammarat and Phattalung are well known for their shadow puppetry called nang thalung. The puppets are cut from buffalo hide and then they are carved into intricate characters that come from Thai drama stories. The shows are becoming increasingly rare, but puppet master Suchart ... read more

  • Khao Luang National Park
    4 stars

    Khao Luang National Park is 579 sq km of jungle covered mountains containing spectacular waterfalls and challenging hiking. The highlight is Khao Luang Mountain, southern Thailand's highest peak at 1,835 m (see the Khiriwong section for details on climbing the peak). The park has an unfortunate ... read more

  • Ban Khiriwong
    4 stars

    This charming village is nestled at the foot of the mountains by a rocky stream and is the departure point for the ascent of Khao Luang Mountain. The village is surrounded by fruit orchards and there are some pleasant hikes around the village and also some waterfalls within walking ... read more


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