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I wouldn't say Phattalung is anything like the unrest provinces. I have only ever found it to be very friendly, though also very quiet. Their is some beautiful scenery there too and it is so far relatively untouched tourism wise

Thanks for your comment tingnongnoi. I appreciate it very much. Have a nice day.

no problem your welcome. I haven't spent a huge amount of time there, but have made about 3 trips now and have loved it every time ive been. My partner is from Phattalung though so have been made very welcome by her family and friends.

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no problem your welcome. I haven't spent a huge amount of time there, but have made about 3 trips now and have loved it every time ive been. My partner is from Phattalung though so have been made very welcome by her family and friends.

We made a trip to Pattalung last summer. It's a nice place. We prefer Nakhon but also like Pattalung because of its location,sort of in the centre of all the areas where my husband will be doing his research. We are not sure yet either Nakhon or Pattalung. We will decide once we get there.

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My wife is from Phatthalung, so I have been there several times. In fact we even had a traditional Thai wedding there. It is a quiet province that tends to get flooded every year sometime between October and December. I have never been there during those months so I can't say how bad it is, but I know my wife says her village (about 20 km South from Phatthalung town) always gets flooded. In fact, when she was young, her parent's house was washed away. It was rebuilt and we even built a new taller (on cement pilings) bungalow behind their house as a place for us to visit.

The town of Phatthalung is quite nice. Last year when I was there I was told that they will be building a Lotus Tesco near the town. Last summer there wasn't any western fast food places like McDonalds, KFC, etc. For that we needed to drive to Trang which is a beautiful but somewhat dangerous 1 hour drive over a mountain range.

I rarely see other farang around, but I did see more last time than ever before. In fact, the next door neighbor is married to a Swiss guy and living in Switzerland most of the year. The area has some nice waterfalls that you can swim in. It also has Buddhist temples in caves. In the center of town is a tall limestone mountain with caves in it. They have friendly monkeys that you can feed. They won't hurt you unlike the monkeys they have in Lopburi (North of Bangkok). Another nice attraction is the large lake that is a bird refuge about 5 km from the town.

When I need more action, more shopping options, or western food, I go to Hat Yai. There are busses that run between Phatthalung and Hat Yai regularly.

You may find Phatthalung a bit too Thai for you. As for me, I only stay about a week at a time when I visit. We currently live in the USA, so we only make visits there.

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My wife is from Phatthalung, so I have been there several times. In fact we even had a traditional Thai wedding there. It is a quiet province that tends to get flooded every year sometime between October and December. I have never been there during those months so I can't say how bad it is, but I know my wife says her village (about 20 km South from Phatthalung town) always gets flooded. In fact, when she was young, her parent's house was washed away. It was rebuilt and we even built a new taller (on cement pilings) bungalow behind their house as a place for us to visit.

The town of Phatthalung is quite nice. Last year when I was there I was told that they will be building a Lotus Tesco near the town. Last summer there wasn't any western fast food places like McDonalds, KFC, etc. For that we needed to drive to Trang which is a beautiful but somewhat dangerous 1 hour drive over a mountain range.

I rarely see other farang around, but I did see more last time than ever before. In fact, the next door neighbor is married to a Swiss guy and living in Switzerland most of the year. The area has some nice waterfalls that you can swim in. It also has Buddhist temples in caves. In the center of town is a tall limestone mountain with caves in it. They have friendly monkeys that you can feed. They won't hurt you unlike the monkeys they have in Lopburi (North of Bangkok). Another nice attraction is the large lake that is a bird refuge about 5 km from the town.

When I need more action, more shopping options, or western food, I go to Hat Yai. There are busses that run between Phatthalung and Hat Yai regularly.

You may find Phatthalung a bit too Thai for you. As for me, I only stay about a week at a time when I visit. We currently live in the USA, so we only make visits there.

Hi Donx, thanks for your lengthy reply. I appreciate it very much. We visited Patthalung last summer too. Yes, it's a nice place. I don't mind if it's a bit too Thai. We don't go to fast food restaurants other than pizza parlor, so it does not matter whether Pattalung has any western fast food restaurants or not. The bird refuge sounds good. How do one get there? Just go or do we need to hire a boat/guide? Thanks Donx. Have a nice summer.

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Hi Donx, thanks for your lengthy reply. I appreciate it very much. We visited Patthalung last summer too. Yes, it's a nice place. I don't mind if it's a bit too Thai. We don't go to fast food restaurants other than pizza parlor, so it does not matter whether Pattalung has any western fast food restaurants or not. The bird refuge sounds good. How do one get there? Just go or do we need to hire a boat/guide? Thanks Donx. Have a nice summer.

I can't remember the way exactly, but you basically go toward the big lake (go east from town) and follow a road that goes north along the lakefront. It was about a half hour drive if I remember correctly. Where we went there was a house for the Thai Queen on the water. We just hired a long boat that took us around. I am sure there are boats for hire near the lake access closer to Phatthalung. Several times I have eaten at the restaurants that line the lakefront close to town. Its a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the local specialty of spiney king prawns that come from the lake.

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