We regularly go to Nakhon Si Thammarat for ‘business’. This province is about 2 and a half hours from Hat Yai and we usually travel early in the morning to reach there before lunch. And during our most recent trip, we finished our main business during lunch time so we had a lot of time to spare before going back to Hat Yai. So, we thought of visiting the City Museum as an educational tour for the kids.
Nakhon Si Thammarat’s City Museum is different from its National Museum. This one is the newer museum using modern technology in depicting the province’s history and culture. We all enjoyed the simulated ‘boat ride’ during the galleon trade , the ‘re-enacted’ typhoon and its destruction during the 1960s and etc. If you happen to be in Nakhon Si Thammarat, then I suggest you visit this place.
There are other things to do and things to see in Nakhon si Thammarat. This province is the oldest town in the south and therefore is rich in history. Its also the home to a number of beautiful waterfalls and beaches. The most famous beach is the Khanom Beach which is about 80 km north of the province. It’ll be nice if we could make a trip to the beach next time. Even if it won’t be like the canary island holidays but I’m sure it’ll be a beautiful experience with picturesque scenery and inviting waters.
How to go to Nakhon Si Thammarat from Bangkok?
By Bus- 13 hours travel. Two buses leaves from Southern Bus Terminal
By Plane- 1 hour travel. Thai Airways has two flights a day.
By Train- 15-16 hours travel. Two trains leave from Hualamphong daily.
How to go to Nakhon Si Thammarat from Hat Yai?
By Van or Bus- 2.5 to 3 hrs. travel. You can get a bus or van from the Bus Terminal
By Train- the train stops at Thung Song and from there you ride a van to Nakhon Si Thammarat