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6 Must-Do Experiences in Phatthalung, Thailand 🇹🇭

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 had a short vacation 🛫 recently to Phatthalung พัทลุง of Southern Thailand 🇹🇭 It’s just approximately 2️⃣ hours road journey 🚌🚍 from Hatyai 🇹🇭

So, what’s the exciting places 📍📍 in Phatthalung❓⁉️

Here you go, she is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 about the 6️⃣ must-do experiences 👍🏻👆🏻from her recent travel journey 🎒🕶🧢👟

1. Canoeing Rafting @ Longkang Chowdaw

Amazing colourful 💚💜💗 canoeing 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ rafting 💦💧 with green nature 💚🌱🌿🌳 surroundings at both sides of the river 💦💧~ Nan Mot Daeng, Pah Phayom district, Phatthalung province. The river water 💦💧just so cooling & crystal 💎 clear which SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has observed fishes 🐟🐟 & seaweeds 🌿🌿 from above the water 💦💧during her canoeing journey 🚣🏻‍♀️😍

Hmm…Nan Mot Daeng❓⁉️ What it means❓⁉️

She has asked the local people 🇹🇭👫👬👭 & was explained that in local Thai dialect

  • “Nan” means “Kaeng” i.e. rapids
  • “Mot Daeng” means red ants 🐜

According to the local Thai people 🇹🇭👫👭👬 here, Nan Mot Daeng is a never-ending source for fishes 🐟🐟 Once they got the fish 🎣, they would cut the head & tail of the fish 🐟 Then, the smell of the fish 🐟 will attract numerous red ants 🐜 to feast on it 🐟 In this connection, the origin of the name “Nan Mot Daeng” 😀

 

The rafting 💦💧distance of approximately 6️⃣km i.e. 2️⃣hours in total. She has enjoyed with friends 👫👭👬 the canoeing 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ along the narrow stream through about 4️⃣0️⃣rapids with the difficulty between Levels 1️⃣ to 3️⃣ Not to worry as she was without great canoeing 🚣🏻‍♀️ skill & yet she really had great fun 👍🏻😃 Really highly recommended 👆🏻 & not to be missed ya 🤩😎

At some strong currents flowing 💦💧 if the canoes were 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ being flipped upside-down ↕️🔃🔄 are considered normal, yes ✅ , it forms part of the fun 🤣😆

Guess what❓⁉️

In the middle of the river 💦💧, you may stop 🛑✋ by for resting at a local 7-11 stall 😀 She has enjoyed a local berries 🍒🍒

You may enjoy canoeing 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ rafting here all year long, no specific season, however if raining 🌧☔️ season, the water 💦💧 level will be higher & certain rapids would be rougher to enjoy the excitement 🤣😆

You may consider here for hotel accommodation 🏡🏡🛌🚿🚽SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has enjoyed a comfy stay here with friends 👭👭

 

Not to be missed‼️ Definitely 1️⃣ of the best 👍🏻 rafting experiences she had thus far 😃😁

Address📍: ลานข่อย ป่าพะยอม พัทลุง, Ban Pa Phayom, Phatthalung, Thailand
Operating hours🕖: 7am to 8.30pm for hotel reception (Note: Suggest not ❌ to have rafting 💦💧 after 5️⃣pm, else too dark 🌌 to be back)
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/pg/longkangchomdaw/

2. Sunrise 🌅 @ Sripakpra Resort Thalenoi 🏡🏡

Definitely worth✌🏻an early wake up 🌄 & travel to here waiting for the sunrise 🌅 moment

 

A peaceful beautiful morning 🔅🔆 to enjoy the Thai 🇹🇭 style porridge breakfast 🍳🥣☕️ served here

The resort staff 🙋🏽‍♂️may demonstrate to you & its guests 👫👭👬 on how this Thai 🇹🇭 traditional huge net fishing 🎣🐟 named “Yok Yor” aka Lift net is working, do feel free 🆓 to request & then experience it. For sure, you will learn more about the traditional Thai 🇹🇭 fishermen 👬🎣🐟 lifestyle 😉

You may opt to stay 🛌🚿🚽 here for its quiet peaceful & beautiful 😍🤩 surrounding, however she 👩🏻 has yet to & hence unable to share her stay experience ☺️ Perhaps her next visit to Phatthalung then ✌🏻

Address📍: Sripakpra Boutique Resort, 222 Moo 4, Tambol Panangtung, Khuan Khanun, 93150 Phatthalung, Thailand
Website🌐: http://andacura.com/sripakpra.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Sripakpra/

3. Boat Ride 🛶 @ Thale Noi Waterfowl Park 🌸

Thale Noi is the largest waterfowl reserve in Thailand 🇹🇭 & under the care responsibility by the Royal Forestry Department of Thailand 🇹🇭 It covers 450 sqkm which consists of 94% land 🏞 & the remaining sea water area 💦💧 The sea 🌊 is 5️⃣km wide & 6️⃣km long with an average depth of 1.2 m, all covered with assorted flora e.g. lotus, bulrush, reed & grass used for thatching 💐🌸🌿🌱 There are more than 187 species of waterfowls 🌸🌸, migratory & indigenous birds 🦅🐦 that make their home at Thale Noi

 

The best 👍🏻 time to study flora & fauna here would be from Oct to March when there is an abundance of birds 🦅🐦 & pink lotus 🌸🌸 in full bloom 😍 cover the reserve. You have to visit the villages & observe the reed mat hand 👐🏻 making etc. Do shopping 🛒 for souvenirs 🎁🛍 The pricing 💱 absolutely reasonable 🆗

There is a careful control of eco-tourism in Thale Noi in order to minimize ⬇️ impact on the environment because it’s the 1️⃣st world 🗺 🌍 ramsar aka wetland site in Thailand 🇹🇭 It aims to preserve the sustainable ecology 💚🔄 as well as 1️⃣ of the most important nature study centres 💚

All tourists 👭👬👫 can take a boat ride 🛶 from its pier ⚓️ & then go on 2️⃣ routes;

  • 1️⃣st route for all tourists 👫👭👬 with services provided by the Thale Noi community 🇹🇭👬👭👫
  • 2️⃣nd route for the academics & nature study by requesting permission ✅ & guide from the reserve official 👮🏻‍♀️👮🏻‍♂️

Address📍: Thale Noi Waterfowl Reserve, Khun Khanun District, Phatthalung, Thailand
Operating hours🕖: 8am to 5pm
FB: ชุมชนบ้านทะเลน้อย – The Thale Noi Village, Phatthalung Thailand

4. Boat Cruising 🛶 in Tham Nam Yen Cave 🏞, Khao Chaison เขาชัยสน 

A new 🆕 tourist destination 📍 at Khao Chaison & was told it opens for tourists 👬👭👫 since 2️⃣ years ago

This cave 🏞 visit must use a boat 🛶 for 4️⃣ pax each as the tourists 👫👬👭 need to lying down on the boat 🛶 during the cave 🏞 visit due to the narrow cave space at certain parts within the cave ☺️

There are many fruit bats 🦇🦇 inside this cave, not to worry as the bats do not disturb the tourists 👭👬👫 from her recent cave exploration journey 👍🏻😃

A must visit to enjoy this beautiful natural cave 🏞 Boat 🛶 & cave admission fees 🎟 are required. You may provide tipping 💰 for the boat guides 🛶🙋🏽‍♂️🙋🏽‍♂️ for their 👍🏻 boat skills for your safe narrow cave visiting

Hmm…During her visit, she noted that the boat guides 🛶🙋🏽‍♂️🙋🏽‍♂️ here only speaking a little English, in fact very limited. Hence, suggest foreign tourists to have a Thai & English speaking tour guide 👮🏻‍♀️👮🏻‍♂️ to accompany your cave 🏞 visit, then you will get the tour explanation clearly & learn better about this beautiful 😍🤩 cave 🏞 from the Thai-English translation

Do enjoy this clip 📹🎥 captured by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 of her fantastic 😍🤩 cave exploration ya 🏞🛶

 

Address📍: Than Nam Yen Cave (Within walking distance from the hot spring), Khao Chaison District, Phatthalung, Thailand
Operating hours🕖: 8.30am to 5pm
FB🌐: https://www.tourismthailand.org/Attraction/Than-Nam-Yen-hot-spring–7280

5. Paddy Field 🌿🌱 Visit @ Napokae

Do drop by here to learn more the traditional lifestyle of Thai 🇹🇭 farmers 👩🏻‍🌾👨🏻‍🌾 in Phatthalung

It’s surrounding with lots of natural wood🚪& bamboo 🎍🎋huts i.e. mini paddy museum 🏛 with lots of traditional farming tools, souvenir shops 🛒🛍🎁, cafe ☕️🥤🍹etc.

You may spot some scarecrows 👾 within the green 💚 paddy field 🌿🌱 as the farmers 👩🏻‍🌾👨🏻‍🌾 use them to scare & chase away the crows 🦅🦉🐦 for not eating their paddy plants 🌿🌱 In a way to protect & ensure successful rice 🍚 harvesting

Let’s enjoy a sip of local coffee 🇹🇭☕️, read a book 📖 & enjoy the green 💚 🌿🌱 paddy field scenery 😍🤩

Address📍: 456 หมู่ที่ 6 ตำบลมะกอกเหนือ Amphoe Khuan Khanun, Chang Wat Phatthalung 93150, Thailand
Operating hours🕖: 8.30am to 5.30pm
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/NAPOKAE/

6. Phatthalung Governors Residence

It was declared 📌📜 to be national historical site 📍in 1983 by The Fine Arts Department 🇹🇭

Originally, it was a government old palace 🏛🤴🏻named Wang Kao in Thai 🇹🇭 language, 3️⃣ adjoining Thai houses, built in the time of Phraya Phatthalung i.e. Noi Chantharotchanawong in Thai language when he was the Provincial Governor. This palace 🏛🤴🏻 then became a property of Mrs. Praphai Mutamara, the daughter of Luang Si Worachat 👸🏻

A new 🆕 palace 🏛🤴🏻named Wang Mai in Thai 🇹🇭 language was built in 1889 by Phraya Aphaiborirakchakrawichitphiphitphakdi i.e. Net Chantharotchanawong, the son of Phraya Phatthalung. The Chantharotchanawong family has then donated this palace 🏛🤴🏻to the Thai 🇹🇭 Government

Admission fee 🎟 is required

Address📍: Mueang District, Phatthalung 93150, Thailand
Operating hours🕖: Wed to Sun, 9am to 4pm
Website 🌐: https://www.tourismthailand.org/Attraction/Phatthalung-Governors-Residence–5737

A group photo 📸 of this short but amazing trip😍🤩, will be back 🛫 to Phatthalung for sure‼️

So, interested to visit Phatthalung, Thailand 🇹🇭 too❓⁉️

Do check out more details via
Website🌐: Phatthalung Province Administrative Organisation
FB: Thai-ASEAN Halal Tourism & Trade Association

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Amazing Beautiful Southern Thailand

Yeah‼️SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻 really feeling blessed😇🙏 to be exclusively invited📩📧💌 to be part of the media team👩🏻‍💻📝for Southern Peace Media Club (SPMC) of Thailand🇹🇭 in Oct😃

Guess  what❓⁉️

It’s her 1️⃣st international travel collaboration, bravo on her achievement❗️👏🏻This definitely a money can’t buy recognition to her blogging👩🏻‍💻📝 passion☺️

Still remembered🤔she departed from KL, Malaysia🇲🇾 at 9️⃣am with comfy bus🚌from Smile Vision Holidays & Khalifakota Travel (whole trip management👍🏻) approximately 8️⃣hours road trip & arrived Betong Boarding Post at 5.15pm (Thai🇹🇭local time 4.15pm).

How did she spent her time during the long journey❓⁉️

Ha…Ha…She slept😴💤comfortably with her hoodie on🙂

Collected her media tag prepared by SPMC (special thank you🙏for all great hospitality throughout this memorable media trip) when she 1️⃣st met the complete media team from Malaysia🇲🇾& Thailand🇹🇭

This media trip covers 4️⃣major provinces of Southern Thailand 🇹🇭 i.e. Yala, Narathiwat, Songkla & Pattani

SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻is gonna sharing here about her favourite places visited

The Sea Of Mist @ Iyerweng

Yeah‼️Got a privilege to visit a new tourist spot i.e. The Sea of Mist @ Iyerweng😍

It is located in Than Mali village of subdistrict named Aiyoe Weng of Betong District in Yala Province 😀

Wow‼️Above sea level of 2,038m on the Gunung Silipat (Microwave Mountain)⛰

Secret sharing with you all that a skywalk🌁will be built to welcome all tourists👫👭👬

Waited for sunrise🌅& enjoyed the nice cooling🌬breeze cum awesome beautiful view of mist🌫 (Ohh…really worth her superb early waking up that morning🤩)

You will definitely snap lots of photosss📸📱, videosss📹🎥, boomerangsss📲, selfiesss 🤳, wefiesss with friends 👫👭👬

Then, enjoyed your breakfast 🍽 with the beautiful mist🌫 view nearby too

A must visit when you visit Southern Thailand 🇹🇭~ Betong district

How to get there❓⁉️

You may either engage a driver🚗🚙 to take Highway No. 410 Betong-Yala to intersection at KM33 & go along road entrance to Than Mali village, then drive up the hill⛰for about 7️⃣km

Or contact Yala Tourism & Sport Office at ☎️📞📱073-213722

There will be a new domestic airport🛬🛫in Betong too, currently still in its construction🏗in progress & estimated will be ready by July 2019😊

The world 🌎 🗺 largest Thai🇹🇭 Post📮❓⁉️ Nope, tallest to be exact


It is located at the Bell 🛎 Tower intersection of Betong. It was built in 1924 before World War II as the communication post for the Thai 🇹🇭 locals, through the radio implanted on top of the box & the below mail slot. At present, a new mailbox📮had been built in a larger size (9️⃣m tall) & is located at the City Convention Hall i.e. Sala Prachakhom & it attracts a large number of tourists who come to visit & snap photos📸

Ha…Ha…It has been erroneously given the title of the “world’s 🗺 🌎 largest” by at least some of the Thai 🇹🇭 locals here. It’s not, however, the “largest”, which was credited in 2012 by the Guinness Book of World Records to the mailbox📮at Ube City at Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan🇯🇵, due to its capacity of 68.484 cubic meters of letters✉️ & postcards🏞. Accurately, it is the largest mailbox📮 in Thailand 🇹🇭 


Oppss….SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻 doesn’t manage to send a postcard🏞 from here (Sigh…wasted the golden chance though…moreover she loves💗 postcardsss🏞…cry cry😭…)

The clock🕙 tower of Betong District

Mosque🕌 without nails & screws, amazing!!

It is Taloh Manoh Mosque 🕌 aka Masjid Wadil-Husen because being pioneered by Wan Husen Us-Sanavi, the author of the handwritten🖋Al-Quran📖. It located in Bacho District of Narathiwat Province

More than 300 years, it was traditionally built using old building tools e.g. hopea tree🌳 , local timber named Mai Takien with wooden bolts & pins. It consists of 2️⃣ adjacent buildings built in a mixture of local Thai 🇹🇭, Chinese (its top dome is similar to a Chinese pavilion) & Malay architectural styles.

Do enjoy a video clip 📹🎥by Dboy Studio, a media member from this trip😊

SiennyLovesDrawing & her media friends👫👭👬were on a tram 🚋 with the Thai🇹🇭police 👮🏻 escort (She felt like a superb VVIP😜😝) in discovering the city 🌇, mosques 🕌 & its Chinatown ⛩ of Pattani Province

Do enjoy the free🆓 city tour by tram🚋. There are 6️⃣ times a day i.e. 9️⃣am, 🔟am, 1️⃣1️⃣am, 1️⃣pm, 2️⃣pm & 3️⃣pm from the old city wall/ museum. Each takes about 4️⃣5️⃣mins.

Pattani Central Mosque🕌


This is 1️⃣ of the most beautiful mosque🕌 in Thailand🇹🇭 built in 1954 with 9️⃣years of construction.

Guess what❓⁉️

With its big dome in the centre, 4️⃣ surrounding small domes with minarets & a big pond right in front of the mosque, its architecture quite western style & with a similarity to the famous Taj Mahal of India🇮🇳 . Don’t you think so❓🤔

The graveyard of Lim To Khieng’s poor sister

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Hmm…Who is Lim To Khieng❓⁉️

From SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 further reading 📖 after the trip, apparently he is one of the famous foreigner in Southern Thailand🇹🇭with a story though…🤓


It set in a small very kitsch Chinese garden with a sitting area, well looked after

This is 1️⃣ of the popular destinations for Chinese 🇨🇳 & Malaysian 🇲🇾 tourists👍🏻


His sister named Lim Ko Niao was upset😢as her brother, Lim To Khieng didn’t keep his promise to return to China🇨🇳 . Hence, she hung herself on the cashew nut tree🌲 & then being buried here by her brother😔 😞 

The Pattani’s Thai🇹🇭 locals built this place as a shrine⛩to commemorate her & carved the tree 🌲where she hung herself in the shape of her figure


SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻 has paid her respect🙏 during her visiting here

Lim To Khieng’s half built mosque 🕌❓? (aka Krue Se Mosque)

Guess what❓⁉️

It located right beside his sister’s graveyard


This mosque 🕌 is said to have been built during the reign of King Naresuan the Great (1578 – 1593)

Its most important element i.e. its large & domed roof,  however was never completed in its construction. It was reportedly because of a power struggle between the Sultan of Pattani & his brother at the time of construction😮😲


It was also once said it was being cursed by Lim Ko Niao, hence even with many attempts, construction never able to be completed😯😧

Tanjong Pauh ~ Just for its delicious yummy dried salted fish 🐟

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She impressed with the hygience way of producing the dried salted fishes🐟🐟 here, all covered during its drying process under the sunny 🌞☀️day

Don’t miss your chance to visit this fishing 🎣village in Pattani & buy a tail of its famous freshly made Ikan Masin Kurau 🐟(meaning salted fish in Bahasa Melayu)

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Have you tried salted fish before🐟❓

Highly recommended by SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻 as she really enjoyed during the live cooking cum sampling tasting during her visit🍽😋

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She was amazed with the big size of a tail of Ikan Masin Kurau🐟

Do enjoy video clip🎥📹 by Dboy Studio where SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & 2️⃣ other media friends were sharing their experiences

Samila Beach 🏝🏖 

Love 💕 💗 the clean beach 🏝 🏖 here

It is a must landmark for the Songkhla Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ aka Golden Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ statute & officially named as Nang Nguek Thong, whenever visiting to Songkhla Province


This bronze statue was created by Chirt Buabutr, a former director of Poh Chang School of Arts, Bangkok in 1966 at a cost of 6️⃣0️⃣k Thai baht. It actually followed the example of  the famed Little Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ statute in Copenhagen, Denmark i.e. its city’s symbol since 1913.

She observed that this statute is with flower garlands from the Thai🇹🇭 locals as they believe their prayers🙏to her were answered. It was once reported in Thailand news 🇹🇭🗞📰that it was never intended for prayers😯

Would like to share a live recording📹🎥 with SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 short interview at NBT Yala, a Thai 🇹🇭TV channel (Note: In Bahasa Melayu, without English subtitles)

Sharing here a nice video📹🎥 recorded by the media team from Bernama News Channel (Note: In Bahasa Melayu, without English subtitles)

Hmm…SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻 is gonna blogging👩🏻‍💻📝separately about her Southern Thai 🇹🇭foods🥘🍽😋journey then

Sneak peak of her food blogging👩🏻‍💻📝 including dinner @Tuan Kitchen🍽restaurant with Betong special cum favourite cuisines ~ Ayam Betong🐔🐓 & Cha Koi with pandan kaya etc. 😃

Do stay tune ya😋😋

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