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Nakhon Si Tammarat, more places to see  here

Nakhon Si Thammarat National Museum  occupies the area of the old Wat Suan Luang Tawan Ok. The museum was opened in 1974 and has on display artifacts found in four southern provinces, which are Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Surat Thani, and Chumphon. Of interest is also the local handicrafts display room. The national library building opened to the public in 1976. There is a good collection of rare books and important books sent by the National Library in Bangkok for locals to study.

 

Wirathai Monument  is made of blackened copper. The monument features a soldier ready to fight with a bayonet. The locals call this monument Cha Dam or Chao Pho Dam. It was erected to honour Thai soldiers in southern Thailand who died fighting an invading Japanese force in World War II on December 8, 1941. The monument is on Ratchadamnoen Road in Fort Vajiravudh which is the headquarters of the Fourth Region Army. The fort compound itself has conference rooms, guesthouses, a golf course, a shooting range, and a souvenir shop.

 

Arts and Culture Centre of Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat Institute  is 13km from the city on the Nakhon Si Thammarat-Phrom Khiri Road (Highway No. 4016). It is the centre of information on archaeological sites discovered in the province. On display are ancient local tools and utensils from the establishment of the community to the Sri Vijaya Empire. The centre also preserves and revives local entertainment, as well as researches and collects works on languages, literature and anthropology. The most important artifacts here are the stone inscriptions found at Khao Chong Khoi and artifacts from the ancient community at Wat Mok Lan. These vital evidences tell when Nakhon Si Thammarat was built. The centre is open daily during official hours.

 

Somdet Phra Sri Nakharin 84 Park  is a large park with an area of over 490.23 acres. It is just behind the provincial stadium. Originally part of Ratcharudi Park in the time of King Rama V, the park has an open zoo, a bird park, a health park, and a lake which is home to waterfowls that migrate here during January to March every year.

 

Bang Pu is 17 km from the city and is at the Bang Pu intersection. This is where quality pottery is made. Only bricks and flowerpots used to be made here but villagers from Ban Mok Lan have now set up stores selling their handicrafts in this area. The products on sale have been improved in variety and quality to attract customers.

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