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Southern Thailand
712 km from Bangkok
Province of Nakhon Si Thammarat
S Thai prononciation : Kanomm


Recomm. stay
3-4 jours


General Information about Khanom

Located on the seashore 100 km north of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Khanom district has pleasant beaches with mountains, waterfalls, caves, rivers, canals, rice fields, rubber plantations, natural fish spas... It is a mixture of an attractive coastline and nature that seduces more and more Thais and some foreign tourists, mostly French and Dutch. Khanom has become an alternative destination to the islands of the Gulf of Thailand that almost face it (Koh Samui and Koh Phangan). Quieter, less busy, it's ideal for a few relax days with the family. And the must-do tour here is the boat trip to meet the pink dolphins. They made the reputation of this small district a few kilometers from Donsak, starting point of the ferry to Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. If you are looking for a place to stay close to Donsak, Khanom is the place ! Much more friendly than Surat Thani, a city that really has a mow tourist interest. Here, you will enjoy beautiful sunrises on the beach. It is not uncommon for people who come from Koh Samui to prefer their time spent In Khanom to their stay on the island.

Accommodations in Khanom

Of course, the purpose of coming to Khanom is to stay in an accommodation on the beach. And the choice is more and more large. Prices if cheaper than on the neighboring islands in the Gulf of Thailand are a bit higher than in the town but you also pay for the nice setting and direct access to the beach. In general, accommodations offer to pick you up for free in the city where the minivans will drop you or can organize a pick-up at the airport of Nakhon Si Thammarat or at Donsak pier if you arrive from the islands.

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My recommandations

People often ask me what accommodations I recommaend in Thailand, here are my recommandations in Khanom.

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Practical information about Khanom

In general, there the tourist activity slows down in Khanom from mid-May to the beginning of July with the closure of several accommodations. The monsoon affects the area from October to December.

How to get around in Khanom ?

To get around in Khanom, you will have no choice, and need to have your own transportation or ask your accommodation to provide you with a car with a driver. Nearly all resorts can rent scooters but beware, I remind you that to respect Thai law, you must detain a motorcycle license, regardless of the engine power, and have applied for an international driving license before coming to Thailand.

Festivals in Khanom ?

Here is a list of the main festivals taking place every year in Khanom. I mention their dates as soon as they are official on Thai Festivals page.
khanom festival

Khanom Festival

This festival generally takes place in the month of June

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How to ask in Thai to go to Khanom ?

I want to go to Khanom / Yak paï ti Kanomm.
Where is Khanom ? / Kanomm you ti naï ?

Must-visits in Khanom

Pink dolphins

My opinion :
When talking about Khanom in Thailand, pink dolphins are usually the first thing that comes out. It is unique in Thailand and quite rare in the world and that if seeing them is obviously not guaranteed, when taking a boat to see them with an experienced captain in calm weather, it is quite rare that you come back without having meet some. But it happens...

Khao Wang Thong Cave

My opinion :
It is the most famous cave in the Nakhon Si Thammarat province where Khanom district is located. The interior rooms with their stalagmites and stalactites are superb. There are also bats inside. One of the must-visits in Kanom but you must love the caves !

Natural fish spas

My opinion :
There is a small stretch of river near Khanom, just before the province of Surat Thani, which is known for its small fishes that eat dead skin. You sit on a ban in the watercourse, dive your feet and in a few seconds, there will be several fish to come to take care of your feet.

Saturday Walking Street

My opinion :
It is not in Khanom but in the village just after it Bn Ton that hosts every Saturday evening a Walking Street, a large night market that settles in a street where cars are forbidden for the occasion. There is mostly food stalls and eating is the essential reason to go there.

Weather & climate in Khanom

Khanom has a tropical rainforest climate with temperatures that remain very hot to hot throughout the year. The driest months are February and March, with about and the wettest months from October to December.

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