A trip to the Tha Wang – Tha Won community offers visitors a glimpse into what was once an important commercial centre in Nakhon Sri Thammarat province. Visitors can learn all about the area’s history through its architecture and cultural landmarks such as Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, the 100-year-old monk’s residence, Wat Chandraram, the Guan Yu shrine, and the beautiful colonial-style row houses.
Take in the beauty that is historic wooden Thai houses at Ban Than Khun Ratawut Wijarn. The house’s notable historical details include its high open basement and hipped roof, and front porches on two sides. The house was the former residence of Khun Ratawut Wijan, district chief of Muang Klai district. Khun Ratawut’s descendants renovated the building and converted it into a museum and cultural centre showcasing the way of life and culture of Nakhon Sri Thammarat. The high basement is the ideal location of a lovely sit-down private lunch.
Visit Thailand’s first shadow puppet museum at National Artist (native performance) Suchart Supsin’s Shadow Puppet House. The venue has been the recipient of two Thailand Tourism Awards: in 1996 in the category of outstanding cultural attraction or ancient site, and in 1999 for educational recreational attraction. Exhibits include more than 100-year-old shadow puppets from the South, other shadow puppets from around the country and puppetry equipment. The venue is a regular host for local and international puppetry performances.
The Twin Lotus Hotel is a luxury property in the heart of Nakhon Sri Thammarat. The hotel offers a range of fully–equipped meeting spaces and can accommodate up to 1,000 participants. The hotel also features Thai, Chinese and international restaurants with a total seating capacity for 250 diners.