Attractions

Top Choice Temple in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihaan

The most important wát in southern Thailand, stunning Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihaan (simply known as Mahathat) boasts an imposing 77m white chedi (stupa) crowned by a gold spire piercing the sky. According to leg…
Museum in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Shadow Puppet Museum

There are two styles of local shadow puppets: năng đà·lung and năng yài. At just under 1m tall, the former feature movable appendages and parts; the latter are nearly life-sized, and lack moving parts. Both are intr…
Park in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Sanam Na Muang

Off the long, long main thoroughfare of Th Ratchadamnoen, itself teeming with cheap sŏrng·tăa·ou (pick-up minibuses) zipping north and south, the public space of Sanam Na Muang is a delightful sight in the late afte…
Museum in Nakhon Si Thammarat

National Museum

When the Tampaling (also known as Tambralinga) kingdom traded with merchants from Indian, Arabic, Dvaravati and Champa states, the region around Nakhon became a melting pot of crafts and art. Today, many of these re…
Ruins in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Old City Walls

The intriguing and well-kept remains of the historic red-brick city walls can be seen in several sections close to one another along the Khlong Na Meuang canal near the park and public square of Sanam Na Muang on ei…