Phatthalung, situated on the west coast of Songkhla Lake, is a beautiful province that is endowed with several amazing natural and cultural attractions. The distinctive feature of Phatthalung is that its geography comprises mainly of striking limestone mountains and ver dant forest, with the Banthat Mountain Range on the west and Songkhla Lake on the east. Apart from Khao Ok Thalu, which is a limestone mountain that is the symbol of Phatthalung province, Songkhla Lake is also amongst the popular places that should not be missed. Just a little north of Songkhla Lake is Thale Noi Non hunting Area or Thale Noi Waterfowl Park, which is renowned for being one of the best places for bird-watching activity. Nature lovers can enjoy exploring several caves Phatthalung has to of fer, as well as make a trip to Khao Pu – Khao Ya National Park that contains beautiful waterfalls, caves and viewpoints. Phatthalung also boasts several cultural treasures, including Manora dance and Nang Talung (shadow play puppet), both of which are originated from this province. Visitors to Phatthalung therefore can enjoy discovering the beauty of nature, as well as exploring many extraordinary cultural heritage and fascinating local wisdom. Located 846 kilometres from Bangkok, Phat- thalung covers an area of 3424.50 square kilo metres and comprises 11 Amphoes (districts).