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Nakhon Si Thammarat

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Nakhon Si Thammarat is a town on the east part of Thailand, to Bangkok from there about 780km. It is a religious and cultural center of Southern Thailand. The town is also considered as a center of traditional production of jewelry and basketry.

Nakhon Si Thammarat is an ancient town,which history originates before BC. During the second n. e. the city was the center of trade with India and China. Its current name the city received after monks from Sri Lanka brought there the Theravada Buddhism, which then spread to all Thailand. Considered that in Nakhon Si Thammarat was originated the oldest form of Lakhon dance-drama.

The most ancient monuments of the city are the remains of the city fortifications and the ancient temple of Wat Phra Mahathat of the 7th century. Today in the gathering hall is opened a museum where exhibited objects from the treasury of the temple, as well as a statue of an Indian princess- the legendary founder of the city. Amazingly beautiful reception hall, which is located near the defensive wall and topped with exquisite red roof, refers to the area of Ayutthaya.In the great hall, between City Hall and City Court is one of the three Pra Sihing-the most revered Buddha statues.

Nakhon Si Thammarat is one of the few cities in Thailand, which has preserved a «complex interweaving» of national traditions with the Arab and Hindu influences. In the Muslim quarter on Tha Chang Road, as well as nearby Handicraft Centre of Wat Pra Mahathat, tourists can admire the great works of local artisans, particularly wickerwork of Yan Lipao,and figures for the shadow theater, made of buffalo leather. Shadow Theatre «Nang Thalung» which started its history in Phattalung(the southern suburbs of the city) over many centuries considered as a hallmark of the South of Thailand, and only recently it has been «pushing into the background» of mass culture.                        

Country Thailand
International title Nakhon Si Thammarat
Population 120,836 people
Timezone Asia/Bangkok
State Changwat Nakhon Si Thammarat
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 8.43333 x Longitude: 99.96667

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