Thailandee!com

Share this page:

Places to visit in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Home > Destinations in Thailand > To visit in Nakhon Si Thammarat

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 !
I also listed at the end of the page some good tours, excursions and activities that you can do in Nakhon Si Thammarat or from Nakhon Si Thammarat. Click here to see them.

Must-visits in Nakhon Si Thammarat

wat-phra-mahathat-nakhon-si-thammarat.jpg

Wat Phra Mahathat Woramawihan

วัดพระมหาธาตุวรมหาวิหาร
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.
ban-nang-talung-suchart-subsin.jpg

Shadow puppets museum

หนังตะลุง สุชาติ ทรัพย์สิน
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-thailand.jpg

Ban Khiri Wong Village

บ้านคีรีวง
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.
Find a room in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Other places to visit in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Tours in Nakhon Si Thammarat and around

This selection includes tours, excursions and activities that I have personally tested or were tested by people I fully trust but also offers by recognized agencies or websites known for their seriousness and quality.

one day trip kiriwong "the best ozone in thailand
TakeMeTour

One day Trip KIRIWONG "THE BEST OZONE IN THAILAND

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Visit the place where given named the Best Ozone in Thailand from Local and all traveller around the world. Enjoyed the water activities and local handicraft workshop in one day. Come with us and let us show why people love this place!

Places to see elsewhere in Thailand

Sticky Waterfall (Bua Thong waterfall)

sticky waterfall  (bua thong waterfall)

The Bua Thong waterfall, a 1-hour drive from Chiang Mai city is nicknamed Sticky Waterfall because of its naturally gripping coating which allows you to climb it by its bed very easily. That's also...


View details about Sticky Waterfall (Bua Thong waterfall)

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon

wat yai chai mongkhon

perfectly restored, a very beautiful temple with two large Buddhas on each side of the big chedi and a reclyning Buddha a little further. Around the main building a square with buddhas statues. It...


View details about Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon

Wat Ban Rai

wat ban rai

This temple has one of the most amazing and striking architecture in Thailand. Its very photogenic hall, all in mosaic, built on a pond in the shape of a giant elephant, has made it a tourist...


View details about Wat Ban Rai

Wat Tham Pha Plong

wat tham pha plong

Located just after the Chiang Dao caves, this temple perched in the mountains offers a peaceful setting. It is a recognized meditation center and it is true that the landscape calls for peace of...


View details about Wat Tham Pha Plong

A little tip for the guide ?
A bit like you sometimes leave a tip to the guide at the end of an organized trip, if Thailandee.com website has helped you prepare your travel in Thailand, do not hesitate to give me a small tip via Paypal by clicking on the button below. Thanks a lot !
transports thailande
Transports in Thailand
Type your departure city, your destination and the date of your trip.
Powered by 12Go Asia system
hotels thailande
Find accommodation in Thailand

Bye Bye Thailand Pass !

bye bye thailand pass !

Thailand Pass will no longer be required for foreigners entering Thailand from 1st July 1 onwards. The CCSA, (Center for the Administration of the Situation of the Covid-19 in Thailand) decided this morning, June 17th, during its...

Read post