Tuesday 20 November 2007

Nakhon Si Thammarat

Nakhon is about 120 kms from our house going straight down the highway that leads to Bangkok (900 kms away). We like to take the scenic route past Songkla lake though, and that way takes about 2 hours. I just love seeing all those water buffaloes with their big brown eyes and flopsy ears! All the fluoro green rice fields are pretty spectacular also..

Nakhon Si Thammarat is home to one of the most important temples in Thailand, Wat Phra Mahathat. This huge temple is reminiscent of visiting some of the grand temples in Bangkok. The surrounding halls of the temple are filled with hundreds of gold Buddha statues and chedi.

I also love going to Nakhon cos of the shopping! It has bigass shopping centres and western food. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Thai food, I just need variety once every 6 months or so!

2 commentaramas:

Carol said...

Yep - variety is the spice of life!! I adore Thai food but sometimes you just want beer and pizza.

C x

Mel said...

oh did you have to mention pizza! Haven't had one of those since March! Thai pizza just isn't the same as a wood fired gourmet one!