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6 Must-Do Experiences in Phatthalung, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป had a short vacation ๐Ÿ›ซ recently to Phatthalung เธžเธฑเธ—เธฅเธธเธ‡ of Southern Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ It’s just approximately 2๏ธโƒฃ hours road journey ๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš from Hatyai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

So, what’s the exciting places ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ in Phatthalungโ“โ‰๏ธ

Here you go, she is gonna sharing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ about the 6๏ธโƒฃ must-do experiences ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปfrom her recent travel journey ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿงข๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

1. Canoeing Rafting @ Longkang Chowdaw

Amazing colourful ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’— canoeing ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ rafting ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง with green nature ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ surroundings at both sides of the river ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง~ Nan Mot Daeng, Pah Phayom district, Phatthalung province. The river water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งjust so cooling & crystal ๐Ÿ’Ž clear which SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has observed fishes ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ & seaweeds ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ from above the water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งduring her canoeing journey ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

Hmm…Nan Mot Daengโ“โ‰๏ธ What it meansโ“โ‰๏ธ

She has asked the local people ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ & was explained that in local Thai dialect

  • โ€œNanโ€ means โ€œKaengโ€ i.e. rapids
  • โ€œMot Daengโ€ means red ants ๐Ÿœ

According to the local Thai people ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ here, Nan Mot Daeng is a never-ending source for fishes ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ Once they got the fish ๐ŸŽฃ, they would cut the head & tail of the fish ๐ŸŸ Then, the smell of the fish ๐ŸŸ will attract numerous red ants ๐Ÿœ to feast on itย ๐ŸŸ In this connection, the origin of the name โ€œNan Mot Daengโ€ ๐Ÿ˜€


The rafting ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งdistance of approximately 6๏ธโƒฃkm i.e. 2๏ธโƒฃhours in total. She has enjoyed with friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ the canoeing ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ along the narrow stream through about 4๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃrapids with the difficulty between Levels 1๏ธโƒฃ to 3๏ธโƒฃ Not to worry as she was without great canoeing ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ skill & yet she really had great fun ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ Really highly recommended ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป & not to be missed ya ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜Ž

At some strong currents flowing ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง if the canoes were ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ being flipped upside-down โ†•๏ธ๐Ÿ”ƒ๐Ÿ”„ are considered normal, yes โœ… , it forms part of the fun ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜†

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

In the middle of the river ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง, you may stop ๐Ÿ›‘โœ‹ by for resting at a local 7-11 stall ๐Ÿ˜€ She has enjoyed a local berries ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

You may enjoy canoeing ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ rafting here all year long, no specific season, however if raining ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธ season, the water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง level will be higher & certain rapids would be rougher to enjoy the excitement ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜†

You may consider here for hotel accommodation ๐Ÿก๐Ÿก๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿšฟ๐ŸšฝSiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has enjoyed a comfy stay here with friends ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ


Not to be missedโ€ผ๏ธ Definitely 1๏ธโƒฃ of the best ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป rafting experiences she had thus far ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

Address๐Ÿ“: เธฅเธฒเธ™เธ‚เนˆเธญเธข เธ›เนˆเธฒเธžเธฐเธขเธญเธก เธžเธฑเธ—เธฅเธธเธ‡, Ban Pa Phayom, Phatthalung, Thailand
Operating hours๐Ÿ•–: 7am to 8.30pm for hotel reception (Note: Suggest not โŒ to have rafting ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง after 5๏ธโƒฃpm, else too dark ๐ŸŒŒ to be back)
FB๐ŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/pg/longkangchomdaw/

2. Sunrise ๐ŸŒ… @ Sripakpra Resort Thalenoi ๐Ÿก๐Ÿก

Definitely worthโœŒ๐Ÿปan early wake up ๐ŸŒ„ & travel to here waiting for the sunrise ๐ŸŒ… moment


A peaceful beautiful morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† to enjoy the Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ style porridge breakfast ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅฃโ˜•๏ธ served here

The resort staff ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธmay demonstrate to you & its guests ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ on how this Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ traditional huge net fishing ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŸย named “Yok Yor” akaย Lift net is working, do feel free ๐Ÿ†“ to request & then experience it. For sure, you will learn more about the traditional Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ fishermen ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŸ lifestyle ๐Ÿ˜‰

You may opt to stay ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿšฝ here for its quiet peaceful & beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ surrounding, however she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has yet to & hence unable to share her stay experience โ˜บ๏ธ Perhaps her next visit to Phatthalung then โœŒ๐Ÿป

Address๐Ÿ“: Sripakpra Boutique Resort, 222 Moo 4, Tambol Panangtung, Khuan Khanun, 93150 Phatthalung, Thailand
Website๐ŸŒ: http://andacura.com/sripakpra.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Sripakpra/

3. Boat Ride ๐Ÿ›ถ @ Thale Noi Waterfowl Park ๐ŸŒธ

Thale Noi is the largest waterfowl reserve in Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ & under the care responsibility by the Royal Forestry Department of Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ It covers 450 sqkm which consists ofย 94% land ๐Ÿž & the remaining sea water area ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งย The sea ๐ŸŒŠ is 5๏ธโƒฃkm wide &ย 6๏ธโƒฃkm long with an average depth of 1.2 m, allย covered with assorted flora e.g. lotus, bulrush, reed & grass used for thatching ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ There are more than 187 species of waterfowls ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ, migratory & indigenous birds ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ that make their home at Thale Noi


The best ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป time to study flora & fauna here would be from Oct toย March when there is an abundance of birds ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ & pink lotus ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ in full bloom ๐Ÿ˜ cover the reserve. You have to visit the villages & observe the reed mat hand ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป making etc. Do shopping ๐Ÿ›’ for souvenirs ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ› The pricing ๐Ÿ’ฑ absolutely reasonable ๐Ÿ†—

There is a careful control of eco-tourism in Thale Noi in order to minimize โฌ‡๏ธ impact on the environment because it’s the 1๏ธโƒฃst world ๐Ÿ—บ ๐ŸŒ ramsar aka wetland siteย in Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ It aims to preserve the sustainable ecology ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ”„ as well as 1๏ธโƒฃ of theย most important nature study centres ๐Ÿ’š

All tourists ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ can take a boat ride ๐Ÿ›ถ from its pier โš“๏ธ & then go on 2๏ธโƒฃ routes;

  • 1๏ธโƒฃst route for all tourists ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ with services provided by the Thale Noi community ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ
  • 2๏ธโƒฃnd route for the academics & nature study by requesting permission โœ… & guide from the reserve official ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Address๐Ÿ“:ย Thale Noi Waterfowl Reserve, Khun Khanun District,ย Phatthalung, Thailand
Operating hours๐Ÿ•–: 8am to 5pm
FB:ย เธŠเธธเธกเธŠเธ™เธšเน‰เธฒเธ™เธ—เธฐเน€เธฅเธ™เน‰เธญเธข – The Thale Noi Village, Phatthalung Thailand

4. Boat Cruising ๐Ÿ›ถ in Tham Nam Yen Cave ๐Ÿž, Khao Chaison เน€เธ‚เธฒเธŠเธฑเธขเธชเธ™ย 

A new ๐Ÿ†• tourist destination ๐Ÿ“ at Khao Chaison & was told it opens for tourists ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ since 2๏ธโƒฃ years ago

This cave ๐Ÿž visit must use a boat ๐Ÿ›ถ for 4๏ธโƒฃ pax each as the tourists ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ need to lying down on the boat ๐Ÿ›ถ during the cave ๐Ÿž visit due to the narrow cave space at certain parts within the cave โ˜บ๏ธ

There are many fruit bats ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿฆ‡ inside this cave, not to worry as the bats do not disturb the tourists ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ from her recent cave exploration journey ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

A must visit to enjoy this beautiful natural cave ๐Ÿžย Boat ๐Ÿ›ถ & cave admissionย feesย ๐ŸŽŸย are required. You may provide tipping ๐Ÿ’ฐ for the boat guides ๐Ÿ›ถ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ for their ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป boat skills for your safe narrow cave visiting

Hmm…During her visit, she noted that the boat guides ๐Ÿ›ถ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ here only speaking a little English, in fact very limited. Hence, suggest foreign tourists to have a Thai & English speaking tour guide ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ to accompany your cave ๐Ÿž visit, then you will get the tour explanation clearly & learn better about this beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ cave ๐Ÿž from the Thai-English translation

Do enjoy this clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured by SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป of her fantastic ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ cave exploration ya ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ›ถ


Address๐Ÿ“: Than Nam Yen Cave (Within walking distance from the hot spring), Khao Chaison District,ย Phatthalung, Thailand
Operating hours๐Ÿ•–: 8.30am to 5pm
FB๐ŸŒ:ย https://www.tourismthailand.org/Attraction/Than-Nam-Yen-hot-spring–7280

5. Paddy Field ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ Visit @ Napokae

Do drop by here to learn more the traditional lifestyle of Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ farmers ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ in Phatthalung

It’s surrounding with lots of natural wood๐Ÿšช& bamboo ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‹huts i.e. mini paddy museum ๐Ÿ› with lots of traditional farming tools, souvenir shops ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽ, cafe โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฅค๐Ÿนetc.

You may spot some scarecrows ๐Ÿ‘พ within the green ๐Ÿ’š paddy field ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ as the farmers ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ use them to scare & chase away the crows ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿฆ for not eating their paddy plants ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ In a way to protect & ensure successful rice ๐Ÿš harvesting

Let’s enjoy a sip of local coffee ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญโ˜•๏ธ, read a book ๐Ÿ“– & enjoy the green ๐Ÿ’š ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ paddy field scenery ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

Address๐Ÿ“: 456 เธซเธกเธนเนˆเธ—เธตเนˆ 6 เธ•เธณเธšเธฅเธกเธฐเธเธญเธเน€เธซเธ™เธทเธญ Amphoe Khuan Khanun, Chang Wat Phatthalung 93150, Thailand
Operating hours๐Ÿ•–: 8.30am to 5.30pm
FB๐ŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/NAPOKAE/

6. Phatthalung Governors Residence

It was declared ๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ“œ to be national historical site ๐Ÿ“in 1983 by The Fine Arts Department ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Originally, it was a government old palace ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿคด๐Ÿปnamed Wang Kao in Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ language, 3๏ธโƒฃ adjoining Thai houses, built in the time of Phraya Phatthalung i.e. Noi Chantharotchanawong in Thai language when he was the Provincial Governor.ย This palace ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿคด๐Ÿป then became a property of Mrs. Praphai Mutamara, the daughter of Luang Si Worachat ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป

A new ๐Ÿ†• palace ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿคด๐Ÿปnamed Wang Mai in Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ 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 ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿคด๐Ÿปto the Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Government

Admissionย fee ๐ŸŽŸ is required

Address๐Ÿ“: Mueang District, Phatthalung 93150, Thailand
Operating hours๐Ÿ•–: Wed to Sun, 9am to 4pm
Websiteย ๐ŸŒ:ย https://www.tourismthailand.org/Attraction/Phatthalung-Governors-Residence–5737

A group photo ๐Ÿ“ธ of this short but amazing trip๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ, will be back ๐Ÿ›ซ toย Phatthalung for sureโ€ผ๏ธ

So, interested to visit Phatthalung, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ tooโ“โ‰๏ธ

Do check out more details via
Website๐ŸŒ: Phatthalung Province Administrative Organisation
FB: Thai-ASEAN Halal Tourism & Trade Association

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