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What places 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-visit places in Nakhon Si Thammarat


Wat Phra Mahathat Woramawihan

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

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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

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.


My opinion :
Located about a hundred kilometers north of the city of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Khanom is a pretty beach destination with some interesting visits to do in the surroundings. The place is also famous for its pink dolphins that you can meet during boat tours. Although obviously, it takes a bit of luck to see it.
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Other nice places to visit in Nakhon Si Thammarat

City Pillar Shrine

City Pillar Shrine

starstarstar This sanctuary houses the pillar that marks the site of the founding of the city. This small white building is interesting to see the tribute that the inhabitants dedicate to the pillar something we don't see in western countries and its decorations in stucco.
Baan Tan Khun Ratwut Vicharn

Baan Tan Khun Ratwut Vicharn

starstar This ancient wooden house was built in the early twentieth century. Located near Wat Phra Mahathat Worama Wihan, on the opposite sidewalk, the house is home to a small museum and was furnished like it was supposed to be one century ago.
Old City Wall

Old City Wall

star Nakhon Si Thammarat was a fortified city from its foundation. The ramparts have been rebuilt several times and the existing ruins date from the 17th century and are reminiscent of our european castles because they were erected by French architects.

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


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!

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Kram Sakon Indigo dyeing

kram sakon indigo dyeing

This store which sells indigo creations also offers DIY workshops to make your own creations helped and guided by the staff. A fun experience and something you should definitly do when you come to...

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Dan Sai during Phi Ta Khon Festival

dan sai during phi ta khon festival

Every year around July, the city of Dan Sai offers this amazing festival of ghosts. It lasts three days and includes parades in the city, concerts, dance performances but people mostly come for the...

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Pong Arng Hot Springs

pong arng hot springs

In a bucolic setting, the basins with naturally warm water welcome you for a very pleasant relaxing bath to end the day. a visit to be coupled with the Sri Sungwan waterfall a bit further on the...

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Wat Phra That Nong Bua

wat phra that nong bua

certainly one of the curiosities to be discovered in Ubon Ratchathani, this unique temple of this kind in Thailand is located on the outskirts of the city. It is a copy of the Mahabodhi Bodhgaya in...

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