Nakhon Si Thammarat has the highed elevation in southern Thailand and this is the Khao Luang which is 1,835 meters tall and located in Khao Luang National Park. The province is divided into 23 districts which are further subdivided into 165 subdistricts and 1428 villages.
Nakhon, as the province is popularly known, is 780 kilometers from Bangkok and boasts of beautiful verdant jungles, lush green vegetation, picturesque beaches and magnificent waterfalls.
In the heart of the city of Nakhon Si Thammarat you can visit the Wat Phra Mahathat. This was originally an old monastery which is believed to have been constructed during the Srivijaya Period. The building has a 77-meter pagoda which houses Buddha relics brought from Sri Lanka over 1,700 years ago.
Do not forget to visit the Old City Wall which is 460 meters wide and 2,230 meters long. The wall was constructed during the Phraya Si Thamma Sokarat period and was renovated at least two times during the Ayutthaya Period.
A place that is revered by all Buddhist is located in Nakhon Si Thammarat town near the City Hall. This is the Ho Phra Buddha Sihing. The Buddha image enshrined in this temple is believed to have been constructed during the Sukhothai Period.