Phatthalung Off The Beaten Path

  • View from the cave (at reclining buddha statue)
    View from the cave (at reclining buddha...
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  • One of the caves in the temple
    One of the caves in the temple
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  • Buddha statue from India
    Buddha statue from India
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    Elevated Road - Phattalung to Songkla

    by travelpug Written Apr 29, 2008
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    This is a newly opened elevated road (seems more like a bridge to me) links Phattalung to Songkla. The total length of the road is about 5.5km. The scenery is very beautiful and reminded one of Everglade National Park in Florida, USA. Along the road, you can see vast piece of water with green low lands area. You will also some buffalo farms. You would see many buffaloes along the road hence the road sign of buffalo crossing. It is one of the 'Unseen Thailand'. There are places that you can stop your car to take a closer look at the view and take pictures.

    It's about 28 km away from Phattalung Town. Drive towards Lampam Beach and turn to your left at the sign that says Ranot and Thale Noi.

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    Wat Tham Sumano (Sumano Cave Temple 2)

    by travelpug Updated Nov 19, 2007

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    View from the cave (at reclining buddha statue)

    Sumano Cave Temple is a medidation center. Anyone can come here to stay for a few days to medidate. You can see some women dressed in white robes walking around the compound in the temple. They are not nuns. They are just here for a short period to attend medidation course.

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    Wat Tham Sumano (Sumano Cave Temple)

    by travelpug Updated Nov 6, 2007

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    One of the caves in the temple

    It is located about 25km away from Phattalung downtown. On the way to Trang on Highway 4, you will see the entrance to Sumano Cave Temple.This is a fairly new cave temple. It is set up only 19 years ago. It comprises of 2 mountains and surrounded by forest. There are 2 seperate caves to visit.

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    Wat Tham Sumano (Sumano Cave Temple) 4

    by travelpug Updated Nov 6, 2007

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    Crossing the bridge to the other cave

    The temple compound is full of fruit trees! If you come at the right season, you can see many fruits on the trees! I went in August, so many mangosteens hanging on the trees.

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    Wat Tham Sumano (Sumano Cave Temple) 3

    by travelpug Updated Nov 6, 2007

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    Buddha statue from India

    Outside the caves, you can hike to this open space that has a buddha statue from India. The style is quite different from Thai style.

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