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Talay Noi

Practical information on Talay Noi

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • Lake
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
A 110 km journey by car from Nakhon Si Thammarat
When to go
From January to July
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Talay Noi

Romain Beuvart Seasoned Traveller
89 written opinions

Thale Noi, as its Thai name suggests, is a little sea (an inland sea in fact), located in the province of Phattalung.

My suggestion:
It can take up to two hours to tour round it and, as usual for Thailand, it gets hot. Carry a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated!
My review

Thale Noi is an ecologically important area in Southern Thailand. Because I regularly stay in Nakhon Si Thammarat, I visit this southern part of Thailand a lot. It is often ignored by tourists, so those who like to get off the beaten track should really enjoy it. On this particular day it was Pattalung I was heading for, the province where Talay Noi is located.

To explore the lake you have to rent a boat. I borrowed a hat to protect me from the sun as I toured the lake. Thale Noi is famous for its wildlife, especially the numerous migratory birds that stay there.And I wasn't disappointed.There were all kinds of birds hiding in the reeds and other types of vegetation covering the lake.

On occasion you also come across water buffalo, grazing against a backdrop of mountain peaks and birds taking flight.It really is a nice atmosphere.Before leaving, I climbed up to the temple, which sits on a hill not far from the lake from whereyou can see the surrounding area and enjoy superb views out over the whole ofThaleNoi.