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Nakhon Si Thammarat Province

Short Facts

Name: Changwat Nakhon Si Thammarat
Area: About 9,942 km²
Inhabitants: About 1,600,000
Location: South Thailand
Capital: Nakhon Si Thammarat
Neighboring provinces: (Five) 5: Krabi, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Surat Thani and Trang.
Amphoe / Districts: Bang Khan, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Chang Klang, Cha-uat, Chawang, Chian Yai, Chulabhorn, Hua Sai, Khanom, Lan Saka, Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat, Na Bon, Nopphitam, Pak Phanang, Phipun, Phra Phrom, Phrom Khiri, Ron Phibun, Sichon, Tham Phannara, Tha Sala, Thung Song and Thung Yai.
Popular tourist destinations: Karom waterfalls, Kho Khao Beach, Tham Khao Wang Thong and Khao Nan national park.

About Nakhon Si Thammarat

Approximately 780 kilometer south of Bangkok you find the scenic coastal province of Nakhon Si Thammarat. During the Srivijaya era was Nakhon Si Thammarat one of the strongest Buddhism regions in the country. Religious works from this historically important period are visible today in several locations in the city.

The nature of the province's western part consists of mountains and highlands, while the east part gradually glossing out to finally meet the Thai Gulf. Although the province's long coastal strip is home to many beautiful beaches, have a larger amount of tourists never found their way here. Several major waterfalls can be found in the province's unspoiled jungle parties, Karom, Phrommalok and Krung Ching belonging to some of the most visited.

The peoples traditional crafts have recently been organized into something of a miniature industry. Woven garments and puppet characters cut of animal skin belongs, together with silver and bronze jewelry, to the province's typical products.

Train, air and bus operates daily Nakhon Si Thammarat - Bangkok. Travelers can also choose to go further south to finally reach the neighboring country Malaysia.

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The old city wall is a little over two kilometers long wall that was erected during the Phraya Si Thamm Sokarat period and was renovated during the Ayutthaya era.

Phra Mahathat monument is a 77 meter high building is situated in the heart of the city. Contains almost two thousand years old Buddhist relics from Sri Lanka.

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