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Namtok Phraiwan This waterfall is in the Khao Banthat Wildlife Reserve, Tambon Khlong Chaloem.

To get there, go from Khlong Muai by the Tambon Lam Sin-Ban Kong Ra road (Highway No. 4122)

for about 20 kilometres. The waterfall entrance is to the west about Three kilometres away. This

is a large waterfall with serene natural surroundings that arerich in tropical flora. A parking area and

a restaurant is available.

How to get there:-

From the town of Phatthalung, take Highway 4 and, at the Kong Ra T-junction, turn right to follow Highway 4122 for around 29 km. There is a direction sign indicating another 3 km before the waterfall. Visitors can get to the waterfall on their own by means of taking a mini-bus on the Namtok Phraiwan – Phatthalung Line at the bus stop diagonally opposite the Phatthalung Railway Station. The mini-bus departs daily every 15 minutes during 7.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. The last bus from Namtok Phraiwan to Phatthalung leaves at 3.00 p.m.

Handicrafts village Ban Khok Wua, Tambon Chai Buri, is about six kilometres from the city on the road from Sai Yuan intersection. The village is famous for making products from coconut shells, now called the Million Baht Coconut Shell Village. The community leader, Mr. Plum Chukhong, pioneered the idea of getting villagers to make products from coconut shells that can be found locally. Products include kitchenware, household items and decorations. Eventually over 100 households began such an industry and later received support from the Industrial Promotion Department. Popular items are spoons, coffee cups, mugs, ladles, plates, bowls, lamps, and other decorations sold domestically and to 16 countries worldwide. Visitors interested in seeing demonstrations and buying products can contact Mr. Plum Chukhong, No. 42, Mu 1, Ban Khok Wua, Tambon Chai Buri, Tel: 0 1465 5751.

Hat Saen Suk Lam Pam Situated two kilometres past Wat Wang on Highway No. 4047, this shady pine-fringed beach on the bank of Songkhla Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Thailand. In the middle of the rotary is a sculpture of a school of Lam Pam fish native to the area. A water pavilion named Sala Lam Pam Thi Rak is ideal for viewing the scenery. A bridge spans the beach and an islet created by sediment from the river. In Lam Pam Lake are dolphins, which can be seen frequently.

Shadow Play Handicrafts Village This is at Mu 1, Ban Bang Kaeo, Tambon Tha Madua. It is about nine kilometres from the Phetchakasem-railway intersection and 200 metres from the railway to the centre. The total distance from Phatthalung city to the village is about 36 kilometres. The village has 25 members, all of whom make shadow play figures from hides in various styles made to order. The work is delicate and beautiful. The products are sold nationwide and exported to about 16 countries. For persons interested in seeing and buying shadow play products, please contact Mr. Im Chanchum, the centres president, or the Amphoe Bang Kaeo Community Development Office at Tel: 0 7469 7380.

Phatthalung Province, Page 6, Places to visit, Talung, Handicrafts Village Ban Khok Wua.