Krung Ching mist at Nakorn Sritammarat
Nakorn Si Thammarat is a city with a long history. The archaeological evidence proves the existence of communities from pre-history. The periods of civilization is reflected in arts, sculpture, architecture, local wisdom, as well as tradition. These have become the country’s heritage to be carried on from generation to generation. Read more
Ban Khiri-wong is an ancient community located in the midst of mountain ranges and rivers. The locals lead their life humbly in a clan society and follow the philosophy of sustainable development. Surrounded by rich and beautiful natural resources, including mountains, waterfalls, flora and fauna, the villagers earn a living mainly from plantations known as Suan Som-rom that grow fruits, such as mangosteen, rambutan, durian and parkia. Read more
Wat Pra Barommataat is a much revered and loved temple originating in the kingdom of Sri Vichai and Taam Pornlink where the Jatukam Ramtep originated. Pay respects to the Lanka-style chedi with surrounding elephants held the most sacred by southern people and the huge image hall built in the rare Mook Prajerd style. Read more
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The shrine in Nakhon Si Thammarat houses the city pillar to promote the province’s prosperity according to traditional customs. It was inspired by the Srivijaya architectural style. The columns are made of valuable Ta Kien Thong wood (Malabar ironwood) from Nopphitam district. The faces of Jatukam Ramathep – the tutelary deity of the city – are engraved at the top. Read more
The mist to been seen Krung Ching at Kao Lek Viewpoint is located at Moo 1, Baan Bang Nob, Krung Ching Subdistrict, Nob Pitum, Nakorn Sri Tammarat.
Tourists who are not afraid to wake up at dawn will find this attraction perfect for watching the spectacular currents of cool mist. The mist here at Krung Ching, originates from the rich forest that emits carbon dioxide and can be seen all year long unlike that of Northern provinces.
The name Krung Ching is derived from “Ching”, a local plant commonly found in the area. Originally an ore mine, Kao Lek viewpoint now offers tourists coffee shops and tour guides giving tips and historical knowledge. Krung Ching had been governed by the communist party since 1974 but was won back by the government in 1981; and historical sites like bomb shelters and trap cans still be seen.
Kao Luang and Kao Nun National Parks are also within a few kilometers away.
Take the public road no.401 from Nakorn Sritammarat for 13 kilometers. Take a left at Taa Sala Junction and drive straight on the road 4140 for 21 kilometers to Nobpitum District. Turn right to road 4186 for 6 kilometers and turn right again for another 1 kilometer and you will find yourself at Kao Lek viewpoint.