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Nakhon Si Thammarat may seem aloof outwardly, but beneath the surface it is indeed a friendly destination. Located around 780 kilometres south of Bangkok, the province is easily reached by bus, air-conditioned coaches, train or by air. For more than a thousand years Nakhon Si Thammarat was a significant port town and cultural hub of south Thailand, with Phra Barom That Chedi, where enshrined is a relic of Lord Buddha, its spiritual centre. Buddhist temples, churches, mosques, Chinese and Brahmin shrines existing side by side are a testament to its rich cultural heritage and traditions, while to the south of town are the towering mountains of Khao Luang, endowed a wide diversity of flora including over 200 of the 670 species of ferns found in Thailand. The mountains enjoy thick cover of rainforest and blessed with beautiful waterfalls and pristine scenery, amongst which dwells a friendly community of farmers called Kiriwong who are expert at enjoying life in harmony with nature.



  • Address

    Nakhon Sri Thammarat Thailand

  • Phone number

    +66 (0) 1672 

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