One of the interesting places to go and relax in Phatthalung province is Thale Noi Waterfowl Park, part of Khuan Khanun district. This wetland covers an area of 457, in which the lake accounts for 28 It has become the home to over hundred species of resident and migratory birds. This is definitely an excitement for all the bird watching enthusiasts out there. Apart from the flocks of birds, a sea of blooming lotus is the main attraction that people come for.

The lotus blooming season is from February to May annually. Thale Noi is suitable for 2 days 1 night trip. Of course, there are other attractions in Phatthalung, such as Khao Ok Talu, Coconut Shell Handicraft Centre of Mueang Phatthalung and others. So, you may plan how long you are going to stay to explore Phatthalung on your own pace.

On first day, you can rent a bike from the guesthouse to explore Thale Noi’s community way of life. There is a fishing village nearby in Pak Pra where you could see the special fishing nets set up above the water. You can admire the sunset as well. At night, savour delicious and cheap seafood meal nearby the boat pier. On the next morning, take the boat to see sunrise, blooming lotus, birds and buffaloes crossing the water.

Getting here

By car: From the city of Phatthalung, take Highway 4048 (Phatthalung – Khuan Khanun) for around 32 km, follow the signboards along the road.

By minivan: Get a minivan heading to Phatthalung and alight at Phatthalung bus station. The ticketing counter is on the right side from main entrance. The ticket is sold at 70 baht per person. The journey takes about 30 minutes.

By train: Get off at Pak Khlong Railway Station and take a bus to Thale Noi for about 8 km.

You can choose to stay at Chuanchom Resort, a family owned guesthouse located just a walking distance to boat pier. Free bike rentals are available. The owner is happy to help you with boat hiring to see the lotus lake upon request. You can find local eateries along the street when you walk out from the guesthouse. I would recommend you to try out the seafood dinner, exactly opposite the main road.

The best hour to see lotus lake is in the morning. Try to get up around 0530 so u get the opportunity to see sunrise of the day. You can choose from the options of one or two hour boat ride. The boat ride costs 450 baht for two way trip.

A stroll at the park in late evening

Let's start the boat tour!

A purple swamp hen spotted

Beautiful reflection

Here comes the sea of blooming lotus!

Which bird you have spotted and how many of them?

This is the guesthouse we stayed at

You can experience authentic village life of local people here as this place is less frequented by westerners. This is what we called UNTOUCHED THAILAND.