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Pattani is an east-coast province in the south, adjacent to the Gulf of Thailand, with the area of approximately 1,940 square kilometres. There are two major rivers: Tani and Sai Buri. Being a civilized town in the past, the present Pattani still maintains some ruined ancient town in Amphoe Yarang. Due to its mountainous area and long seashore of about 170 kilometres, Pattani has been an important port and the centre of the administration, trading, and culture. There are several tourism resources of nature, historical ancient places, and traditional culture which have been the integration of Thai, Chinese and Islam.

Pattani is administratively divided into 12 Amphoe: Muang Pattani, Yarang, Nong Chik, Khok Pho, Yaring, Panare, Mayo, Sai Buri, Kapho, Mai Kaen, Thung Yang Daeng, and Mae Lan.

Boundary

North: Songkhla
South: Narathiwat and Yala
West: Yala and Songkhla
East: Gulf of Thailand.

Pattani Attractions

Pattani Art, Culture and Heritage

King Rama VII Pavilion

Attraction Details :

This Thai style pavilion was built for King Rama VII during his visit to watch the eclipse in 1929. It is about 26 kilometres from Pattani town on highway no. 42 in Khok Pho District Office.

Kallayaniwatthana Institute of Arts and Culture

Attraction Details :

Located in Songkhla Nakharin University, Pattani Campus, the institute is divided into two sections:

1. Phra Thepyanmoli Museum displays the history, activities, and utensils of Phra Thepyanmoli. Besides, there are Buddha images, ancient materials, and Chinese, European and Thai pottery, souvenir coins, and bank notes, etc.

2. Khatichon Witthaya Museum displays the stories, case studies of the Muslim household in the Southern border provinces, local utensils, local arts and displays, ancient utensil materials in pre-historic and the beginning of community periods, history of the ancient town of Yarang, pottery, local beliefs and technology.

This centre is open on Mondays – Fridays during 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. except public holidays, free of charge. For groups or in case of guide needed, can contact in advance at the Education Service Unit, Kallayani Wattana Institute of Arts and Culture, Songkhla Nakharin University, Pattani Campus, Amphoe Mueang, Pattani Province 94000, Tel: 0 7331 3930 -50 ext. 1472, 1473, 1476 and 0 7333 1250, Fax: 0 7333 1250

Pattani Education Places

Yaring Natural Study Centre

Attraction Details :

Located near Yamu Canal, opposite to Yaring District Hall, the centre is in Yaring National Forest, with the area of 500 Rai. There is a 1,250 metre wooden bridge as the walkway for natural study of the forest. Along the natural trail, there are several species of plants, rest area and a bird-watching tower with the height of 13 metres.

Pattani Nature and Wildlife

Hat Chalalai

Attraction Details :

Situated about two kilometres far from District Hall on Pattani – Narathiwat route, the beach is highlighted by a large pond near the pine line, which is shaded for relaxation.

Hat Khae Khae

Attraction Details :

Situated 43 kilometres from Pattani. Khae Khae is a local Malay word (Yawee) which means loud noise. The beach is in Tambon Nam Bo and is 2 kilometres from Hat Ratcharak. With its large granite rocks along the coast, the beach looks quite different from the others and is naturally reputed as the most beautiful beaches in Panare.

Hat Ma Ruat

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Located next to Chalalai Beach for about 2 kilometres, this beach is characterized by the amazing site of the aggregated small rock mountains overlapping each other. Visitors can use the long walkway to the top of the mountain.

Hat Panare

Attraction Details :

Situated about three kilometres from Panare town on the same route to Talo-kapo Beach, there are many households of fishermen, Kolae and boats along the beach.

Hat Ratcharak

Attraction Details :

This beach is extended from Chalalai, Maruad, and Khae Khae Beaches. It is only one kiometre from Hat Maruad and is two kilometres before approaching Hat Khae Khae. Visitors can use the same route to Chalalai and Maruad Beaches. The large beach surrounded by rocks and hills is the most striking site for view watching.

Hat Talo-kapo Beach

Attraction Details :

This beach is about 18 kilometres from Pattani town. The way to get to the beach is to go along highway no.42 (Pattani – Narathiwat route, turn left at Amphoe Yaring, cross Yamu canal and pass the forest area and villages. With its long white sand, line of pines and coconut trees, this beach is one of the most popular ones in Pattani. There are many Kolae boats with their unique colorful characteristics of the southern fishermen. This beach is extended due to the current of sea move sand in. This venue is most suitable for relaxation and view watching.

How to get there :

By Other

The way to get to the beach is to go along highway no.42 (Pattani – Narathiwat route, turn left at Amphoe Yaring, cross Yamu canal and pass the forest area and villages

Hat Wasukri

Attraction Details :

The beach is about 52 kilometres from Pattani and about 2 kilometres from Sai Buri. It is in Patatimo Village, TambonTaluban. Visitors can use the Pattani-Narathiwat route or use the route passing Hat Khae Khae to Sai Buri, or directly turn left at the junction to Sai Buri. The beach is parallel to the pine line. Bungalows are also available for service.

Laem Ta Chi or Laem Pho

Attraction Details :

This is another white-sand beach extended from Talo-kapo Beach. It has been the accumulation of sand spit into the Gulf of Thailand on the north. At the end of the beach is an open area with wider view, best for sight-seeing. There are two routes to Laem Ta Chi: by boat from the mouth of Pattani River to Laem Ta Chi which will take about more than an hour, or from the pier in Yaring, go along Yamu Canal, out of sea, to Laem Ta Chi. The most preferable way is by car, from Yaring, cross Yamu Canal for about 10 kilometre to the tip of Laem Ta Chi.

How to get there :

By Other

There are two routes to Laem Ta Chi: by boat from the mouth of Pattani River to Laem Ta Chi which will take about more than an hour, or from the pier in Yaring, go along Yamu Canal, out of sea, to Laem Ta Chi. The most preferable way is by car, from Yaring, cross Yamu Canal for about 10 kilometre to the tip of Laem Ta Chi.

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