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Sathing Phra

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Sathing Phra (สทิงพระ) is a town on the Southern Gulf Coast, Thailand.

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  • Khu Khut Waterfowl Park (Tha-le Sap Songkhla Wildlife Refuge, อุทยานนกน้ำคูขุด-เขตห้ามล่าสัตว์ป่าทะเลสาปสงขลา), Moo 4, Khu Khut (On Rte 4083, 3km from the highway into the park), +66 74 397042. Established as a wildlife refuge in 1976, covering an area of 36,894 hectares (91,166 acres) in both Songkhla and Phatthalung Provinces. This waterfowl park is part of Tha-le Sap Songkhla or Songkhla Lake. The survey undertaken by the Royal Forestry Department discovered 44 bird families, 137 genus, and 219 species of avian. The best time to view the birds is from Dec-Mar. Boats are provided by the park office at 150 baht an hour.
  • Wat Cha Thing Phra (วัดจะทิ้งพระ) (Moo 4, about 200m from the district office). Established in 1999. This temple has several ancient ruins from the Srivijaya Period such as Chedi Phra Maha That, Wihan Phra Phutthasaiyat (reclining Buddha), and the bell tower.
  • Wat Pha Kho (Wat Ratchapraditsathan วัดพะโคะหรือวัดราชประดิษาน) (Moo 6, Chumphon, on Khao Phatthasing, about 48 km from Songkhla, on the Songkhla-Sathing Phra Hwy). This temple was the seat of Somdet Pha Kho or Luang Pho Thuat Yiap Nam Tha-le Chuet, the most revered monk in the south. It was said that one day, a pirate ship sailed along the coast and saw Somdet Pha Kho walking. The pirates docked and kidnapped him. But the ship did not sail very far before it stopped with no apparent reason and had to anchor there for several days until they ran out of freshwater. Somdet Pha Kho took pity on them so he put his left foot in the sea, making it sparkle and turn into freshwater. The pirates became faithful, asked for his pardon, and took him ashore. From then on the people started to pay homage to the monk.

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  • Khu Khut Waterfowl Park (อุทยานนกน้ำคูขุด), +66 74 397042. 6 rooms. 300-400 baht.
  • Sathing Pura Resort (สทิงปุระรีสอร์ท), 42/1 Moo 2 Tambon Bo Dan, +66 74 458338-40. 12 rooms. 280-550 baht.

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