Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
Nakhon Si Thammarat is a charming city worth visiting. Apart from having abundant natural attractions like Khao Luang or Ban Khiriwong which is a sample of developed city. Nakhon Si Thammarat is also rich in cultures and traditions including folk performances like Talung and Manohra.
It’s also a Buddhism center of the Southern region. The Phra That Wora Maha Wihan is considered a cultural attraction of Nakhon Si Thammarat with history dates back to more than 1.800 years ago. “Tarn Poraling” was the old name of the present-day Nakhon Si Thammarat. The name was mentioned in the record “Milinthapanha” of India since 5th Buddhist Era. The city was well-known among traders from India. China, Middle East as a major port city at the time. Situated on the peninsula that separates two rivers and it was able to land the vessels, it became a perfect location to be the trading port for exchanging goods from the two continents.