Phatthalung Travel Guide

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    Two Hills -Punctured heart & Broken head
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    The lookout at Thale Noi
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Phatthalung Things to Do

  • Thale Noi

    Thale Noi is the most popular attraction of Phattalung. It is located at the northern tip of Songkla Lake. Thale Noi is famous for birdwatching and its water lilies. Take a boat ride to enjoy the tranquility of the lake. Make sure you get to the lake early morning as the water lilies close their flowers after 10am. Take a boat from the park...

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  • Lampam Beach

    Lampan beach is a nice area to spend your evening before sunset. The lake is Songkla Lake. This is a big lake that looks almost endless. This is an area where people come to stroll and enjoy the breeze. It has a relaxed atmosphere here. Yes, you guess it, Songkhla is on the other side of the lake.

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  • Wat Tham Khuha Sawan (Monkey Temple)

    This temple complex located on the foot of a limestone hill. There is a 'bot' and cave to pray to lord buddha. A reclining buddha and small sitting buddhas are worshipped in the cave. There is a small hill that visitors can climb up via steps.

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  • Wat Tham Khuha Sawan (Monkey Temple) 2

    This temple complex located on the foot of a limestone hill. The hill is the home to the monkeys. Those monkeys are vicious! Becareful not to bring any food with you. Besides the monkeys, there are a lot of strayed dogs make this temple their home. A monk feeds the dogs and monkeys in the evening.

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  • Sweet Mango Village

    This village is located at the foot of the hill at the back of Pimalai Cave. From Pimalai Cave entrance or the temple, walk to the back and follow the steps/ trail down. You will reach this small village. The main attraction of the village is a natural pond that is full of BIG cat fish! You can buy fish food from the booth 5bath each. Once you...

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  • City Shrine -Phra Phutthanirokhantarai...

    This is a small shrine near the city hall. It is in the middle of a roundabout. This Buddha image in the shrine is known as Phra Si Mum Mueang which is a sacred relic of Phatthalung. Is is a gift from King Rama IX (current King) to Phattalung.

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Phatthalung Restaurants

  • Local Dessert

    How can one come to Thailand and not try the local dessert?! This is a stall found at the night market next to the train station. Look tempting, don't they?

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  • Local Food on the street

    This is the only night market in Phattalung. It is located next to the train station. There are about 20 something food sellers. It offers good variety of local food. Try the tempura mushroom and veggie here. It is good snack!

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Phatthalung Transportation

  • Move on from here

    To leave Phattalung, board the bus on the same spot where you arrive. You can get on the bus that goes to Phuket. The bus will make stops at Trang (about 45 minutes), Krabi (2 hours), and finally Phuket (4 hours+). If you want to go to Hatyai, just simply get on the bus that runs Hatyai - Phuket.

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  • Bus to Phattalung

    From Hatyai, travelers can get to Phattalung by bus. From Hatyai's bus terminal, board on the aircond bus that runs between Hatyai and Phuket. The bus will make a stop at Phattalung town. It is about 90 minutes bus ride. The buses come in various classes. There is about one bus every hour. There is no bus terminal in the town. The bus will drop off...

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Phatthalung Shopping

  • Woven Products

    These woven handbags are one of the OTOP products from Phattalung. They come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Some look traditional, some look stylish. So many design to choose from. Other than handbag, you can also find woven mat, baskets, even pillow! price depends on design. A handbag costs about TB200 and above.

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  • Cow skin carving

    This is one of the famous local handicraft of Phattalung. It is used in shadow play. But they come in many forms and colours. You can frame them and they make a good souvenir from Thailand. There are designs of elephants, demons, King Rama V, even famous monk. Cow skin carving Price starts from TB399 for the size of about 20cm x 20cm. Price...

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Phatthalung Off The Beaten Path

  • Elevated Road - Phattalung to Songkla

    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...

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  • Wat Tham Sumano (Sumano Cave Temple 2)

    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) 4

    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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    by travelpug Written Dec 7, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Phattalung is famous for shadow play puppets that are made of cow hide. It is a good souvenir. However, they are not cheap. But I absolutely love them!

    Phattalung's specialty handcraft

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