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Places to visit in Nakhon Si Thammarat

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What to see in Nakhon Si Thammarat

In Nakhon Si Thammarat city, the must visits are obviously Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan and its great white chedi and the museum of shadow puppets which is not very far from the temple. Outside the city, you can go to Khiriwong village in the mountains known for batik and interesting starting point to discover the waterfalls of Khao Luang National Park. You will find many homestays there. There is also the Buddha Park in Thung Yai which is especially interesting for the photo of its alignments of statues. Ban Wang Horn in the South of the province with its streams, nature, kayak rides also seems interesting but I have not tested yet. Anyway once thing is sure if you go to Nakhon Si Thammarat, go to Khanom and its beaches at least for 2 days too !

Must-visits in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Wat Phra Mahathat Woramawihan Nakhon Si Thammarat

Wat Phra Mahathat Woramawihan

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My opinion :
It is the emblematic temple of Nakhon Si Thammarat, the most important of southern Thailand and one of the most important in the country, because it is a first class royal temple. its big white chedi is the main element. It contains a relic of Buddha.
Shadow puppets museum Nakhon Si Thammarat

Shadow puppets museum

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My opinion :
This museum is dedicated to Nang Talung, a traditional shadow puppets theater. You can see shadow puppets show and also the process of creating puppets. There is also an interesting gallery gathering a collection of ancient puppets. This is one of two must-visits in Nakhon Si Thammarat !
Ban Khiri Wong Village Nakhon Si Thammarat

Ban Khiri Wong Village

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My opinion :
This village, 25 kilometers from Nakhon Si Thammarat, is an example of ecotourism. Between treks in the neighboring national park and its waterfalls and discovery of the local handicrafts like batik and tie-dye of clothes, the best is to spend at least 2 days there.
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San Jao Phaw Khao Yai

San Jao Phaw Khao Yai

very interesting multi-level chinese temple located on a hill on top of which there you have a beautiful view over Koh Sichang.


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The klongs

The klongs

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Wat Sirindhorn Wararam (Wat Phu Prao)

This small temple 1h30 drive from Ubon Ratchthani is particularly photogenic at dusk when the phosphorescent paintings of its rear facade are revealed. Not easy to photograph but beautiful !


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