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PATTANI

PATTANI

Pattani is an east coast province in the South, adjacent to the

Gulf of Thailand, with an area of approximately 1,940.356

square kilometres. 


PATTANI

Pattani is an east coast province in the South, adjacent to the

Gulf of Thailand, with an area of approximately 1,940.356

square kilometres. There are two major rivers:

Tani and Sai Buri. A civilised town in the past, Pattani was the

capital state of the Langkasuka Empire, an independent

state of Thai Buddhists in the 2nd century, which covered the

area of the provinces of Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, and

Narathiwat in Thailand, as well as, the states of Kelantan and

Terengganu of Malaysia. The present Pattani still maintains

some ruins of the ancient town in Amphoe Yarang. Due to its

mountainous area and long seashore of about 170

kilometres, Pattani has been an important port and centre of

administration, trading, and culture. There are several

tourism resources of nature, historical ancient places, and

traditional culture.

Pattani is administratively divided into 12 districts: Mueang

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

East: Gulf of Thailand

West: Yala and Songkhla

HOW TO GET THERE

By car: Pattani is about 1,055 kilometres from Bangkok.

Follow Phetchakasem Road to Phetchaburi - Prachuap Khiri

Khan - Chumphon onto Highway No. 41. Pass Thung Song -

Phatthalung - Hat Yai, and head for Pattani.

By train: From the Bangkok (Hua Lamphong) Railway

Station, there are both express and rapid trains to the

Pattani (Khok Pho) Railway Station everyday. For more

details, contact the Service Unit at Tel. 1690. Pattani (Khok

Pho) Railway Station Tel. 0 7343 1232, 0 2621 8701 ext.

865203, or visit www.railway.co.th. From the Pattani (Khok

Pho) Railway Station, there is a mini-bus service plying

between Amphoe Khok Pho and Amphoe Mueang Pattani, a

distance of 29 kilometres.

By bus: There are daily services of air-conditioned buses of

the Transport Company Limited from the Southern Bus

Terminal on Borommaratchachonnani Road to Pattani. For

more details, contact Tel. 0 2894 6122 or visit www.transport

.co.th. The other two private-run companies are Thai Doen

Rot Company Limited, Tel. 08 1620 4293, 0 2894 6100-4, and

Siam Doen Rot Compay Limited, Tel. 0 2894 6160-2.

By plane: The Thai Airways International Public Company

Limited does not offer direct flights to Pattani. Visitors need

to travel to Hat Yai International Airport, and take a taxi to

Pattani over a distance of 104 kilometres for 1.5 hours. Flight

information can be requested at Tel. 0 2356 1111, or at the

THAI Hat Yai Office, Tel. 0 7423 0445, 0 7422 7275, 0 7423

3433, or visit www.thaiairways.com.

Also, Nok Airlines offers a Bangkok - Hat Yai flight. For more

information, call Tel. 1318, 0 2900 9955, or visit www.nok

air.co.th. In addition, there are flights operated by Air Asia,

Tel. 0 2515 9999, www.airasia.com, and Orient Thai Airlines,

Tel. 1126, 0 2229 4100-1, www.flyorientthai.com.

Distances from Amphoe Mueang Pattani to Other

Districts

Amphoe Nong Chik 8 kilometres

Amphoe Yaring 14 kilometres

Amphoe Yarang 15 kilometres

Amphoe Khok Pho 26 kilometres

Amphoe Mayo 29 kilometres

Amphoe Mae Lan 30 kilometres

Amphoe Panare 43 kilometres

Amphoe Thung Yang Daeng 45 kilometres

Amphoe Sai Buri 50 kilometres

Amphoe Mai Kaen 65 kilometres

Amphoe Kapho 68 kilometres

Distances from Pattani to nearby provinces

Yala 35 kilometres

Narathiwat 92 kilometres

Songkhla 99 kilometres

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