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Phatthalung - พัทลุง

Phatthalung is 840km from Bangkok, 389km from Chumphon, 95km from Hat Yai, 854km from Kanchanaburi, 193km from Krabi, 814km from Nakhon Pathom, 99km from Nakhon Sri Thammarat, 299km from Narathiwat, 205km from Pattani, 716km from Petchaburi, 283km from Phang Nga, 370km from Phuket, 560km from Prachuap Khiri Khan, 415km from Ranong, 770km from Ratchburi, 805km from Samut Sakhon, 770km from Samut Songkhram, 134km from Satun, 121km from Songkhla, 920km from Suphanburi, 238km from Surat Thani, 56km from Trang and 234km from Yala.

Phatthalung Province shares borders with Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Songkhla, Satun and Trang.

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Phatthalung Tourist Attractions

Khao Pu - Khao Ya National Park

Situated in Phattalung and Trang Provinces, the park is named by local "Bha Brommajan" (Virgin Forest). There is camping grounds by the trees along the river, at the low land. The park is on a plateau and surrounded by steep mountains. The park's attraction are; Tham Ruen Thepnimit, Tham Wang Nai Phud and Tham Kon Than Long Sra Caves; Khao Kram and Rian Thong Waterfalls and Sra (pool) Nong Manora.

Thale Noi Waterfowl Reserve

The best time to visit to see the flora and fauna is during October-March when there is an abundance of birds and pink lotus in full bloom cover the reserve. Moreover, tourists can visit villages and see cottage industries like reed mat making.

Phatthalung Governors Residence

This interesting place is at Tambon Lam Pam, near Wat Wang. Originally a government place and the home of the city lord, the part called Wang Kao (old palace), three adjoining Thai houses, built in the time of Phraya Phatthalung (Noi Chantharotchanawong) when he was the provincial governor.

Ko Si and Ko Ha

Both islands, in Songkhla Lake, can be reached by leaving from Tambon Lam Pam pier (25 kilometres) or Pak Phayun pier (10 kilometres). The travelling time is about 1 hour. The islands are home of flocks of sea swallows, so many that they are called Ko Rang Nok (birds nest island). Concessions are given out for the collection of the nests for sale. The natural beauty of the islands is one of the finest in Phatthalung. King Rama V once visited here and left his initials on a cliff. Nearby is a monument of him. As Ko Si and Ko Ha are concession areas of the private sector, permission must first be obtained in Pak Phayun district.

Hat Saen Suk Lam Pam

Situated 2 kilometres past Wat Wang on Highway No. 4047, this shady pine-fringed beach on the bank of Songkhla Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Thailand. In the middle of the rotary is a sculpture of a school of Lam Pam fish native to the area. A water pavilion named Sala Lam Pam Thi Rak is ideal for viewing the scenery. A bridge spans the beach and an islet created by sediment from the river. In Lam Pam Lake are dolphins, which can be seen frequently.

Khao Ok Thalu

Situated on Highway No. 4047, Khao Ok Thalu rises majestically east of the train station. This mountain is a symbol of the province. It is about 250 metres high. Stairs lead up to the summit where visitors can get a panoramic view of the province. The name of the mountain derives from a hole near the top that allows people to see through it.

Namtok Phraiwan

This waterfall is in the Khao Banthat Wildlife Reserve, Tambon Khlong Chaloem. To get there, go from Khlong Muai by the Tambon Lam Sin-Ban Kong Ra road (Highway No. 4122) for about 20 kilometres. The waterfall entrance is to the west about 3 kilometres away. This is a large waterfall with serene natural surroundings that are rich in tropical flora. A parking area and a restaurant are available.

Namtok Tamot

Also called Namtok Mom Chui, this waterfall is 12 kilometres from the district office. Take Highway No. 4121 and Highway No. 4137 (south of Phatthalung city) from Highway No. 4 all the way to Wat Tamot. The waterfall is located in Tamot Wildlife Protection Unit, about 4-5 kilometres past the temple. The waterfall is in the middle of a lush forest. The waterfall falls down several levels that have different names to a pool below. A wide rock plateau is suitable for relaxation.

Wat Wang

This old temple is in Tambon Lam Pam, 6 kilometres from the city on Highway No. 4047 (on the same route as Khao Ok Thalu). This is an important historical site of the province. It was built by Phraya Phatthalung (Thongkhao) in the reign of King Rama III and was once the place where government officials performed allegiance pledges in the early Rattanakosin period. Inside the convocation hall are murals of dusted paint in the time of King Rama IV about the biography of Lord Buddha and about angels. The main plaster Buddha image is from the same period. A total of 108 images line the balcony around the building.

Wat Tham Khuha Sawan

This temple is at the foot of Khao Khuha Sawan near Phatthalung market. A left-hand road at Khao Hua Taek takes visitors to the temple. The temple was built in the Ayutthaya period and was later upgraded to be the first royal temple in the province. Inside the cave is a large reclining Buddha image and another in a sitting posture. The cave walls and entrance are full of initials of many kings and royal family members.

Wat Khian Bang Kaeo

This temple is on Highway No. 4081, 7 kilometres past Khao Chaison district office, in the area of Ban Bang Kaeo at Km. 14. A left-hand road leads to the temple. Wat Khian is situated on the bank of Songkhla Lake. This old monastery has the sacred Phra That Bang Kaeo, built in the same style as Phra Maha That Chedi in Nakhon Si Thammarat but smaller. This is one of the oldest historical sites of Phatthalung, dating back to the early Ayutthaya period. It is believed that the temple area was once the site of Phatthalung town because many laterite ruins and Buddha images have been found here.

Phatthalung Hotels & Guest Houses

Lampam Resort
88 Moo 6 Aphai Borirak Road, Tumbon Lampam, Amphoe Mueang, Phatthalung 93000
Tel: 074-604-525

Chaikana Thani
100 Phisetkit Road, Tambon Khuha Sawan, Amphoe Mueang, Phatthalung
Tel: +66 7461 3777

Kaeng Hu Rae Resort
183 Moo 5 Tambon Tha Maduea, Amphoe Bang Kaeo, Phatthalung
Tel: +668 1813 6588, +668 1678 7755

Ananta Resort
Phetkasem Road, Tambon Mae Khri, Amphoe Tamot, Phatthalung
Tel: +66 7469 5010, +668 9466 6675

Khao Pu Khao Ya National Park
60 Moo 9 Tambon Khao Pu, Amphoe Si Panphot, Phatthalung 93190
Tel: 0 2562 0760, 0 7461 9654-5

Holiday Phatthalung
Phadung Donyo Road, Amphoe Mueang, Phatthalung
Tel: 0 7461 2555

Sunshine Resort
89 Moo 7 Phetkasem Road, Tambon Tha Kae, Amphoe Mueang, Phatthalung
Tel: 08 1093 3780 , 08 9739 1720

Little Grand
Phatthalung-Trang Road, Tambon Tha Kae, Amphoe Mueang, Phatthalung
Tel: +668 1691 3333, +668 4312 6579

Thalenoi Resort
309 Moo 3 Tambon Phanangtung, Amphoe Khuan Khanun, Phattalung 93150
Tel: 08 1897 5343

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Phatthalung Festivals

Cruising and Bird Watching in Thale Noi
Mini-marathon and Fun Run, mountain bike races, takraw matches, beach volleyball matches, OTOP products fair, exhibitions, cultural activities, temple and handicraft village tours, walking streets, Thai Heritage Day, health activities and tours, aerobic contest, food demonstrations, and educational and environmental activities.

Drum and Buddha Image Procession Festival
Thewo alms offering, pulling of the float of the Buddha image from City Hall to Saensuk Lampam Beach, drum beating competition, Miss Drum Beauty Contest, water sports competitions, Manohra dance and shadow puppet shows, as well as various forms of entertainment.

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