Phatthalung is well known, in the South, as the town of the hollow hill, located on Trang - Songkhla Highway some 840 kms. from Bangkok and 56 kms. from Trang. Entering into the township area of Phatthalung, one can see the hollow hill located in the heart of the city as if it were the symbol of Phatthalung.
Phatthalung, the beautiful town with the lake originating from Songkhla, is the province initiation two famous entertainments, i.e., Manora and Shadows Play.It occupies and area of 3,424.5 square kilometres and administratively divided into 8 Amphoes and 2 King Amphoes, they are : Amphoe Muang, Khao Chaison, Khuan Khanun, Pak Phayun, Kong Ra, Tamot, Si Banphot, Pa Bon, King Amphoe Pa Phayom and King Amphoe Bangkaeo. The area is of mountainous, forested with high plateau in the west sloping down towards the east through Songkhla Lake. It borders on Nakhon Si Thammarat and Songkhla to the north, Songkhla to the south, Songkhla Lake to the east, Trang and Satun to the west.
Phattalung Attractions: Tham Khuha Sawan Before arriving at down town area of Phatthalung, one can see a hill, top part of which is divided apart, on the left hand side wherein the cave is located. In the cave, Buddha images are enshrined along the wall as same as at Suwan Khuha Cave of Phang-nga. However, King Rama V and VII had paid their royal visits to the cave.
Khao Ok Thalu
The hollow hill about 250 metres high is situated to the east of the Railway Station. One can climb up to the mountain top where there is a hold to look through. It has become a symbol of Phatthalung.
Tourist Centre It provides information for the tourist
and also is an exhibition centre of handicrafts. The centre is
at the entrance to the Phatthalung City Hall.
Sansuk Lampam This is a beach on the coast of Songkhla
Lake, located 8 kms. from the township area. The beach area is
lined with pleasant pine trees. Looking out from the shore, beautiful
islands are seen here and there.
Tok Khao Khram This waterfall is located in the area
of Amphoe Muang, 30 kms. from the township area. The waterfall
caseades from the high cliffs, level by level, surrounded by the
ever green forest having reservoir for swimming at the lowest
Chaison Hot-Cold Water Ponds The location is one kilometre
from the Khao Chaison District Office. The hot water pond is located
at the foot of Khao Chaison Hill having hot spring running out
all the times while a cold water pond, having a lot of small fishes,
is located nearby.
Malai The cave is located in the same range of Khao
Ok Thalu having beautiful milky white stalagmite and stalactite
formation including ponds with clear and clean water inside the
Khian Bang Kaeo These Buddha relies are enshrined
in an old chedi located in the area of old town of Bang Kaeo.
It is the oldest statutory place in Phatthalung which was constructed
in Ayutthaya period. It is highway no. 4018 not very far from
Khao Chaison District office.
Noi Waterfowl Park This park has a very big lagoon
with more than a hundred species of waterfowl. It is located in
the area of Tambon Thale Noi, Amphoe Khuan Khanun, 15 kms. from
the District Office and linking to Songkhla Lake.
Pu - Khao Ya National Park To get there, take highway
No. 41, Phatthalung - Khuan Khanun and turn left to highway no
4164 to Amphoe Si Banphot where the national park is located.
Khao Pu - Khao Ya National Park covers the area of Nakhon Si Thammarat,
Trang and Phatthalung. The main attractions in the area of the
park are : Tham Mat Cha Pla Won, a cave near the park's office
with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, there is a pool of
400 square metres with fish swimming in it; Nam Tok Riang Thong,
a waterfall which is located some 3 kms. from the park; furthermore,
there are view points and walking trails, etc.
are available by calling National Park Division, Royal Forestry
Department, Tel. 579-0529, 579-4842. In addition, Phatthalung
also has several beautiful waterfall along highway no. 4122 such
as Nam Tok Mom Chui in the area of Amphoe Tamot; Nam Tok Ban Ton
in the area of Amphoe Muang; Nam Tok Rai Nua, Nam Tok Phraiwan
in the area of Amphoe Kong Ra.