Wat Mahathat Nakhon Si Thammarat WHS nomination update
The governor of Nakhon Si Thammarat told reporters that he will not continue the nomination as there is no money after being TWHS for 10 years
I just visited two days ago! Would have saved me a lot of km's in South Thailand. But enjoyed my trip anyway, Nakhon is interesting enough and the overland route to Malaysia was fun. Left Nakhon at 8 a.m. for a 4h minibus ride to Hat Yai (with 2 unaccompanied fighting cocks as fellow passengers - the minibusses also deliver goods), 1h minibus to Padang Besar, 15min walk across the border (a lonely pedestrian amidst the trucks) including 2 border controls, lost an hour due to the time difference between Thailand and Malaysia, GrabTaxi to Padang Besar KMT station, 1h50 train to Butterworth, 15min ferry to Georgetown. Arrived at my hotel at 18.30.
And I wrote a first review for the temple anyway... maybe I should publish it quickly before Thailand takes it of its Tentative List!