Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Phattalung

Phattalung may not have the touristic glamor of the islands or Chiang Mai, but that's part of the appeal. It's a lesser-known province in the southern region, and offers opportunities to get away from the backpacking crowds and tap into some of the country's more obscure history.

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Phattalung was once designated one of the twelve royal cities, and was strongly influenced by Indian religious culture in earlier centuries. This area is also where Thailand's style of shadow-puppet play and the Nora dance tradition originated.

1. Thale Noi Bird Sanctuary

Thale Noi is the largest bird sanctuary and first wetlands reserve in Thailand. Nearly 200 species of birds make their homes here for at least part of the year, including great cormorants, pheasant-tailed jacanas, lesser whistling ducks, white-breasted waterhens, and many others. There are separate tour options for tourists and for researchers and serious bird enthusiasts. In addition to bird-watching opportunities, visitors can see reed mat-making demonstrations and tour local villages. The best time to visit is between October and March when many birds are there and when the plant life is at its most vibrant.

2. Khao Ok Talu

Perhaps the most recognizable sight in this southern province is the mountaintop that overlooks it all. The mountain stands 250 m high, and a staircase eases the way for those who want to make the climb and enjoy a bird's eye view of Phattalung.

3. Khao Chai Son Hot Springs

Take it easy in the warm waters of these thermal springs, found in the village of Khao Chai Son, about 20 km north of town. This is a great place to decompress from sightseeing and enjoy the lush jungle scenery of the Phattalung area.

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