General Information about Phatthalung
Phatthalung province is very little visited by foreign tourists. It can be explained by the fact taht there are still some countries advising their citizen to avoid the area even if it is more Songkla, Pattani, Narathiwat and Yala that are declared no go zones by most of foreign ministers. Everyone take their responsibilities but I finally decided to go and I do not regret because it is really a beautiful place with the very photogenic Thale Noï lake, caves, temples, incredible craftsmen, traditional thai shadow puppet theater which was be born here... But if it can reassure you (and then it is always more interesting), you can visit Phatthalung with Pui Fai Wong who is a Thai guide specialized in this corner of the country. She speaks very good English, German (and Thai of course;)). You can contact her on her Facebook profile
That said, after some hesitation, I decided to add the destination anyway on the Thailandee.com because it has been shown in several travel TV shows and definitely worths the detour. And its population, its craftsmen, its shadow puppet masters who enthusiastically perpetuate a century-old tradition,they all deserve to be able to live better thanks to tourism. I went to Phatthalung to to explore the province and have a lot of useful ingormation and some small places that guides books don't know about so I share them right here. It's up to you to decide if you're will go... or not ...