The Emblem of Nakhon Si Thammarat

Introduction
     Nakhon   Si   Thammarat,  the  second  largest  city  of  the  greatest history  and  background above any other town in the region due to its status  as  a  first  grade  city  controlling  various  subjected  cities and towns,  a  place  that  houses  Lord  Buddha's  relics  which is the most important  statutory  place  of  the  south, being the center of Buddhism during  Sivichaya  period,  is  located  some  861 kms. by railroad and 780 kms . by  highway  from  Bangkok.  It  occupies  an  area of 9,942.5 square  kilometers  having  high plateau with mountains and jungles in the  west  then  sloping  down  towards  the  east  and becoming basin along  the  coastline  of  the  Gulf  of Thailand. It borders Surat Thani to the  north;  Trang,  Phattalung  and  Songkhla  to  the  south;  the Gulf of Thailand to the east; and Krabi to the west.

Distances
Distances from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Nearby Provinces
Surat Thani
Trang
Phatthalung
Songkhla
Krabi
Phuket
134 kilometers
123 kilometers
112 kilometers
161 kilometers
233 kilometers
366 kilometers

How to get there
By Car
     Take  Highway No. 4 on the Bangkok-Prachuap Khiri Khan-Chumphon route and then Highway No. 41 past Surat Thani-Thung Song until arriving in Nakhon Si Thammarat or Amphoe Phun Phin in Surat Thani, then take Highway No. 401 along the coast to Nakhon Si Thammarat.

By Train
     There  are  rapid  and  express  trains from Bangkok Railway Station to Nakhon Si Thammarat. For  more  information,  contact  tel. 2237010, 2237020 or call Nakhon Si Thammarat train station at tel. (075) 356364, 346129.

By Bus
     Regular  and air-conditioned buses of the Transport Co. and private companies    depart    from    the   Southern   Bus   Terminal   on   Borom Ratchachonnani  Road.  For more information, contact tel. 4351199 (air-conditioned buses) and 4345557-8 (regular buses).

By Air
     Thai  Airways  International  Public  Co.,  Ltd.  (THAI)  has daily return flights   between   Bangkok   and   Nakhon   Si   Thammarat.   For  more information,    contact   THAI   at   tel.  280-0060   and   THAI  Nakhon   Si Thammarat at tel. (075) 342491, 343874.