Nakhon Si Thammarat,
the second largest city of the greatest history and background above
any other town in the region due to its status as a first grade city
controlling various subjected cities and towns, a place that houses
Lord Buddha’s relics which is the most important statutory place of
the south, being the center of Buddhism during Sivichaya period, is
located some 861 kms. by railroad and 780 kms. by highway from Bangkok.
It occupies an area of 9,942.5 square kilometers having high plateau
with mountains and jungles in the west then sloping down towards the
east and becoming basin along the coastline of the Gulf of Thailand.
It borders Surat Thani to the north; Trang, Phattalung and Songkhla
to the south; the Gulf of Thailand to the east; and Krabi to the west.
Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan
on Ratchadamnoen Road in Tambon Nai Muang. This is one of the
most important historical sites in southern Thailand. The pagoda,
55.78 meters high, has a distinctive Sri Lankan style. The top
is entirely covered by pure gold. Inside the temple are many
buildings of importance, especially the royal building which
has beautiful architecture from the Ayutthaya period and the
Sam Chom building where the Buddha image attired in royal wardrobe
Phra Si Thamma Sokarat is housed. There are also the Phra Maha
Phinetkrom (the equestrian image) building, the Thap Kaset building,
while the Khian and Pho Lanka buildings are used to display
artifacts donated to the temple by Buddhists.
is a beautiful and important
waterfall of Khao Luang National Park. Located in Tambon Krung
Ching, the waterfall derived its name from Ton Ching which is
a kind of palm prevalent in the area. The waterfall has many
levels and the most breathtaking level is Nan Fon Saen Ha where
water drops off a sheer cliff 100 meters high, splashing down
creating a mist covering the area like rain unlike other falls.
This waterfall level is depicted on the back of Thailand’s 1,000
baht currency note. The waterfall is under the responsibility
of the Khao Luang National Park Protection Unit. The waterfall
can be reached by a road 3.8 kilometers long to Nan Fon Saen
Ha. The area has a training center, accommodation and a campground.
Khao Luang National
Khao Luang National Park covers Amphoe Muang, Amphoe Phipun, Amphoe
Phrom Khiri, Amphoe Lan Saka, Amphoe Chawang, King Amphoe Chang Klang,
and King Amphoe Nop Phitam. Having a land area of 597 square kilometres,
it was declared a national park on December 18, 1974. More...
Namtok Phrom Lok
Namtok Phrom Lok is in Tambon Phrom Lok. It can be reached via Highway
No. 4016 (Nakhon Si Thammarat-Phrom Khiri) to the 20-km marker, more...
Namtok Krung Ching
Namtok Krung Ching is a beautiful and important waterfall of Khao
Luang National Park. Located in Tambon Krung Ching, the waterfall
derived its name from Ton Ching, more...
Pha Khuen That Festival
Hae Pha Khuen That Festival is celebrated at Phra Borom That Chedi.
The pagoda is considered to be the representative of Lord Buddha and
is believed by locals to possess unsurpassed might of righteousness
as it contains holy relics.More...
of the Tenth Lunar
Festival of the Tenth Lunar Month is a grand event of the province
and of southern Thailand. This festival is held from the 1st waning-moon
night to the 15th waning-moon night every September.more...
Shadow play making is an art that goes with the popular southern entertainment
of shadow play. Thai shadow play figures have been transformed from
those found in Java so that they are now very Thai.More...
Yan Liphao basketry is another famous product of the South, particularly
in Nakhon Si Thammarat where people have been making it for over 100