In law, they say ignorance is no defense. In travel, we say don't say that you were not told if you face some difficulty or miss out on some great fun. The list below seeks to unveil the things you should know about Nakhon Sri Thammarat, a city in southern Thailand and capital of the Nakhon Si Thammarat Province.

5 things you need to know about Nakhon Sri Thammarat
5 things you need to know about Nakhon Sri Thammarat

In law, they say ignorance is no defense. In travel, we say don't say that you were not told if you face some difficulty or miss out on some great fun. The list below seeks to unveil the things you should know about Nakhon Sri Thammarat, a city in southern Thailand and capital of the Nakhon Si Thammarat Province.

1. The city of Nakhon Si Thammarat is located about 380 miles south of Bangkok on the Malay Peninsula coast. Throughout history, it has served as the main administrative center of southern Thailand. Although it used to have a large coast, silting has taken the waters away from the city.

2. History - This city is one of the oldest in Thailand. It was previously under the Kingdom of Ligor and still has some ruins that date as far back as during this reign. After the Siamese capital of Ayutthaya in fell in 1767, the city regained independence but retained its allegiance to Bangkok. Noteworthy is that in the 17th century British, Portuguese and Dutch merchants found this city worthy enough to build factories there.

3. Climate - This city features a tropical monsoon climate that is characterized with warm to hot temperature throughout the year. The months of October to December are wet and thus experiences heavy down pour. During other times, the city is very hospitable to tourists.

4. Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan is the most important religious site in the city and in southern Thailand. I am told that it was built when the city was founded and is home to a relic tooth of Buddha.

5. The city had Fortifications - You can still see the ancient fortifications that are said to have first been installed in 1278. They would later be restored by King Ramesuan in the 14th century and King Narai in 1686 with the latter getting help from French engineer M. de la Mare.

Nakhon Si Thammarat is one of the cities targeted to drive the Thai economic growth and has therefore seen massive state investments to improve the infrastructure. You will have double advantage in that you will be visiting a historical city with some of the world's most modern infrastructure.


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