is 500 metres from Thung Song district office. This is a small cave
in Chai Chumphon Mountain. The cave can be traversed from one exit
to the other, hence, its name of Talot or Lot (cut-through) cave.
Inside is a huge reclining Buddha image stretching the length of the
cave. This sacred image is decorated with murals of Lord Buddha’s
life drawn by Mr. Naep Thichinnaphong, a famous artist of Nakhon Si
Thammarat. The area around the cave has been developed into a park
with a store selling food and drinks.
Goddess Image is a large white plaster image of the popular Chinese
goddess. Standing at a height of 19 metres, it is easily visible
from afar. She is posed in the benevolence gesture, with the left
hand holding a vase containing magic water while the right holds a
Lew tree branch. The image stands on a large lotus beside a boy and
a girl statue. A big dragon is paying homage to the image. The image
is situated in the middle of a large pond surrounded by fountains.
You can find this spectacular piece of art at Sam Po Kong Foundation
(Luang Pho To), Moo Ban Phatthana Road, Tambon Pak Phraek,
approximately 1 kilometre from Thung Song market.
National Park, or locally known as Yong Sai Yai waterfall, has a
total area of 49,403.25 acres. Covering the areas in Thung Song, Na
Bon, and Chawang, it was proclaimed a national park on December 10,
1987. The park’s pristine nature includes the Yong Waterfall where
streams converge into one giant rope-like waterfall dropping from a
high cliff to the large pool below. There is also the Plieu
Waterfall at Pa Praek, a smaller waterfall measuring 25 metres high.
An ascent from Ban Nam Ron to the top takes about 1 hour. To get to
the park, take the Nakhon Si Thammarat-Thung Song Road for 50
kilometres, turn right, and drive for 3 kilometres to the park.
Tents are available for tourists. For more details, please contact
the park at Moo 2, Tambon Tham Yai.