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What places to visit in Khanom?

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What to see in Khanom

If the first reason to come to Khanom is to relax enjoying the beach and the sea, there are a lot of interesting things to discover around. The famous pink dolphins off course among others.Meeting them is usually part of an interesting tour that I recommend to you which also takes you to visit the small island of Koh Nui, Khao Wang Thong cave and ends with a meal and a session of fish spas in the river. There are other caves that also worth seeing such as Khao Klop cave and its opening with breathtaking views of the surrounding area. There are also mangroves with crab-eating monkeys, boat rides on the khlong Khanom including a fireflies tour in the evening like the one you can experience in Amphawa, viewpoints, a nice night market on Saturdays... To sum up, there is a lot to do and see beside beach activities!

Must-visit places 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.
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Other nice places to visit in Khanom

Samet Chun Waterfall

Samet Chun Waterfall

starstarstarstar One of Khanom's nicest waterfalls with a nice pool, big and deep enough to swim. And the setting is really nice. A relaxing place with fresh water if you're bored of the sea ;)
Mangroves (kayaking)

Mangroves (kayaking)

starstarstarstar Much more fun and interesting than walking around on the small landscaped mangrove area, kayaking through the small canals in Khanom mangrove is a really enjoyable tour. For the nature, the small wildlife that lives there and the calm. ANd it is quite easy to paddle there
Khanom Viewpoint

Khanom Viewpoint

starstarstar This point of view on a hill offers a dominant panorama with beach and sea on a side, the side where the sun rises, and the mountains on the other side, the side where the sun sets. It's worth it to go when the weather is favorable.
Koh Nui

Koh Nui

starstarstar This small island is usually on the program of boat tours to meet Khanom pink dolphins. More than the island itself it is its legend and its source of fresh water discovered by a revered monk that makes it an important place that many people visit.
Tha Noi Waterfall

Tha Noi Waterfall

starstarstar Another small waterfall in Khanom distirct. Mostly uncrowded it flows in a woody and refreshing setting. You can dip in the water to cool off but not really swim.


starstar Near the city of Khanom, along the canal especially near the bridge, you have several areas with mangroves with shimmering crabs and monkeys even though we rarely see the primates. There is also the possibility to rent a kayak ad go on the canal.
Coral Pagoda

Coral Pagoda

starstar Nicknamed <em>Coral Pagoda</em> because its chedi was built entirely with coral stone, it is one of Khanom's well-known monuments. Not the most unmissable because even the view offered from its small hill is not the most incredible you can see but as a step on the road to other visits, why not ?
Hin Lat Waterfall

Hin Lat Waterfall

starstar With its concrete part, the waterfall lacks a bit of charm but is not so bad to sit and relax in the shadow near the strem and dip in a cool water.

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Pai Big Buddha

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This large white Buddha is very recent, it is located on a hill overlooking the Wat Phra That Mae Yen which is already somewhat high. The visit is interesting for the Big Buddha certainly but also...

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Wat Plai Laem

wat plai laem

this Buddhist and Chinese temple is especially remarkable for its large statue of the goddess Guanyin and its 18 arms. Located near the Big Buddha, it may be interesting to add to the big Buddha...

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Sanctuary of Truth

sanctuary of truth

probably the most interesting monument in Pattaya, this temple by the sea in the area of Naklua is gigantic wooden construction built according to ancestral techniques

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