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BANGKOK 20 June 2019 14:38
JimHuaHin

Western tourists in Nakhon Si Thammarat City - where are they?

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In my many years in Thailand, I have only been there once. Of my friends, only one has been there. It's just not really place people go. Most tourists haven't heard of it, and if you asked them what there was to see, those who had heard of it, probably still wouldn't have much to say. Not saying it's not a nice place (although it was/is the murder capital of Thailand apparently), just saying it's not really well know for anything.

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3 hours ago, dluek said:

Best bet is train station area and the hotels east of it. Or camp out at the National Museum, Wat Mahathat or Suchart Subsin's shadow puppetry place. I've always seen a few backpackers poking around when in Nakhon, but then again that was always Nov-Feb high season time. 

Thank you very much for your suggestions.

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2 hours ago, Katipo said:

In my many years in Thailand, I have only been there once. Of my friends, only one has been there. It's just not really place people go. Most tourists haven't heard of it, and if you asked them what there was to see, those who had heard of it, probably still wouldn't have much to say. Not saying it's not a nice place (although it was/is the murder capital of Thailand apparently), just saying it's not really well know for anything.

 

Agreed.

 

I have never seen many Westerners in the city.  Even in the 1980s when I visited for a few days, I never saw another farang.

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Go to the bar area of an evening, you’ll find plenty there, but good luck making sense of them.

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If theres a British International or well regarded International School , then go just before school finishes for the day.

There will usually be Farangs waiting to pick up their kids..

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I go to NST since 2003 every year for 2 weeks.

The first years I have never seen a farang downtown, in the lasts some more.

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I pass through there occasionally, but seldom see any other farang.

 

I wish I could get 100 baht for every time I've had to do one of these interviews, though!

 

The worst is Samila Beach in Songkhla Town, where there are many, many schools. It's almost impossible to walk the strand for five minutes without having a pack of high school students approach for an interview request.

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