With rich history and fertile land, Nakhon Si Thammarat is a province with not only beautiful culture and tradition, but also wondrous natural attractions; specifically its waterfalls and rugged mountains that are home for exotic wild animals.
Nakhon Si Thammarat is the second largest province in Thailand and one of the oldest cities in the kingdom. Back in the Srivijaya period, this province was the region’s center of Buddhism as well as a main port land in the Malay Peninsula. Those are only a couple reasons why this area has always been prosperous and extremely civilized. An obvious proof is Wat Phra Mahathat, one of Thailand’s most important temples where a tooth relic of the Bhudda is enshrined, was built here in the heart of the city. Other temples along the riverside down from Wat Phra Mahathat are crumbling down but still worth seeing as they offer peaceful atmosphere and picturesque scenes.
Some famous natural wonders here include national parks like Khao Luang national park where locates the highest summit of the south along with Hat Khanom – Mu Ko Thale Tai national park with the welcoming pink dolphins. Otherwise the Namtok Yong, Si Khit, and Khao Nun national parks all offer different levels of challenges and scenery on the trails. Do not forget to bring your swim suit to soak in their amazing waterfalls as well as a pair of binoculars for animal and bird watching.
There is a famous Thai song that talks about how the skin of the “Nakhon” people is dark because of the burning southern sun, but their hearts are not dark like the skin. Once you get to know these kind and loving local people, we are sure you will never want to leave.