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Narathiwat - นราธิวาส
Narathiwat is 1,149km from Bangkok, 699km from Chumphon, 197km from Hat Yai, 1,164km from Kanchanaburi, 491km from Krabi, 1,124km from Nakhon Pathom, 360km from Nakhon Sri Thammarat, 92km from Pattani, 1,026km from Petchaburi, 581km from Phang Nga, 299km from Phatthalung, 671km from Phuket, 869km from Prachuap Khiri Khan, 725km from Ranong, 1,080km from Ratchburi, 1,114km from Samut Sakhon, 1,079km from Samut Songkhram, 303km from Satun, 194km from Songkhla, 1,230km from Suphanburi, 503km from Surat Thani, 355km from Trang and 128km from Yala.
Narathiwat province shares borders with Yala and Pattani. To the south it borders the Malaysian state of Kelantan.
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Narathiwat Tourist Attractions
The forest of the Park on the west bank of Saibuti River is productive rainforest almost covered with threes. On the top of the mountain range lays the all-year-round green forest derives valuable plants such as Malacca Teak, Yang, and many different kind of iron wood.
It’s complex mountains (Soil-mountain) laid north towards south with its highest mountain of 1,182 meters above average sea level (Ta Wei Mountain). This area originates many rivers such as Sai Buri, Klong Ba Jur, Klong Ka Young, etc. Generally soil characteristic is clay mixed with sand. Most of the stone is lava stone but some areas are limestone.
The area of Ma Nao Bay – Tan Yong Mountain National Park consists 3 sections which are around the head office of the park where there’s a sandy beach, nearby sea beach and high hilly area.
A not-to-be-missed attraction for nature lovers, Hala-Bala is one of Thailands more recent conservation areas. Officially established in 1996, the reserve is located near the Thai-Malaysian border. Covering an area of approximately 433.16 square kilometers, it extends over Sankala Khiri Mountain Range and the deep forests of Hala and Bala Forests that are not connected to each other.
A traditional Thai Muslim fishing village, Ban Thon is located approximately 16 kilometers from the city. The village is a well-known center for production of real and miniature Korlae boats, which is considered to be an exquisite form of local art. Boys over 13 years old traditionally make the miniature boats, costing from a few hundred baht to 2,000 baht. Moreover, some children spend their free time making these miniature boats.
This last remaining peat swamp forest in Thailand spreads over 3 districts including Tak Bai, Su-ngai Kolok and Su-ngai Padi. Covering an area of 192 square kilometers, of which 80 square kilometers are dense forests, the swamp is rich in fauna and flora. Major waterways that pass through the area are Khlong Su-ngai Padi, Bang Nara River and Khlong To Daeng, from which the forest derives its name.
The island is located close to Wat Chon Thara Singhe. From Tak Bai District Market intersection, there is a 345-meter long wooden bridge spanning Tak Bai River to Ko Yao. The islands attraction is its eastern seaside section with a white sandy beach and cozy ambience. In addition, most of the inhabitants are Muslim fishermen who dwell in simple homes in coconut plantations.
Khao Kong Buddhist Park
The Park occupies an area of 142 rais (56.8 acres) in Tambon Lamphu, about 9 kilometers from town on the Narathiwat-Rangae route (Highway No. 4055). The main attraction in Wat Khao Kong is a graceful southern Buddha image, the golden Phra Phuttha Thaksin Ming Mongkhon, which is seated in the lotus position. The construction of the steel-reinforced concrete image that was decorated with gold mosaics started in 1966 and was completed in 1969. This mountaintop Buddha image, which is considered to be the most beautiful and largest (17 meters wide and 24 meters high) outdoor Buddha image in southern Thailand, is decorated in the South Indian style.
This is not an ordinary village, but is an old community established when the province was known as Bang Nara village. At present, the village is a major Batik production center with distinctive, traditionally made fabrics that have beautiful designs and fascinating colors. They are multi-purpose fabrics that are very popular among both local residents and tourists.
The village is located some 4 kilometers from the Provincial Hall on Highway No. 4055 (Amphoe Muang-Amphoe Rangae). Turn onto Soi 6 of Yakang 1 Road and proceed for about 700 meters.
This white-powdered sandy beach stretching for 5 kilometers is located near the estuary of the Bang Nara River, where the annual Korlae boat races are held. The beach is naturally decorated with dense pine trees, which provide a tranquil shady area suitable for pitching tents. Several beachside restaurants serving southern-style cuisine and accommodation facilities are provided. The view from the beach is impressive, as there is a backdrop of fishing villages extending along the river and the bay is full of Korlae fishing boats.
Thaksin Ratchaniwet Palace
This Palace is on Tanyongmat Mountain, Tambon Kaluwo Nua, on the coast near Manao Bay. It is 8 kilometers from town on Highway No. 4084 (Narathiwat-Tak Bai). Situated on an area of 480,000 square meters at the summit of the Tan Yong Mut Mountain, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej commissioned its construction in 1973 as his royal summer residence. The compound is comprised of throne halls decorated with an assortment of trees which provide a good shade for the whole area. A craft center providing training on pottery and ceramics, as well as selling products is also located nearby. When the royal family is not in residence, the grounds are open daily for public viewing between 8.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. The Royal Family normally resides here between October and December. The garden provides a great view of the adjacent beach and contains an aviary. To visit the Palace, take a bus that goes to Amphoe Tak Bai and get off in front of the palace.
If your looking for Temples and Mosques in Narathiwat then this may be of interest, Narathiwat Temples and Mosques.
Narathiwat has a few annual festivals, these include Toh Moh Goddess Shrine Festival where you can view the procession of the Toh Moh Goddess and other deities, Lion and Golden Dragon show, join the auction of holy objects and give donations to the poor. The Kolae Boat Races and Meuang Nara Products Fair which includes kolae boat races for the Royal Trophy, and bird
cooing contests, last but not least the Tomo Goddess Celebration.
Narathiwat Guest Houses & Hotels
Chaisiri Su Ngai Ko-Lok Ltd., P.
23 Worakamintr Road, Su-ngia Kolok, Sungai Kolok,
143/1 A-Reve Manka Road, Su-ngia Kolok, Sungai Kolok,
100/1-2 Areve Munka Road, Su-ngia Kolok, Sungai Kolok
36 Wongwithi Road, Su-ngia Kolok, Sungai Kolok
76/4 Charoen Khet Road, Su-ngia Kolok, Sungai Kolok
6/1-2 Chamroonnara Road, Bang Nak, Muang
35 Klomtaladfai Road, Su-ngia Kolok, Sungai Kolok,
Tara Southern Region Co., Ltd.
45 Charoen Khet Road, Su-ngia Kolok, Sungai Kolok,
41/1 Chuen Mankha Road, Su-ngia Kolok, Sungai Kolok,
Tun Yong Hotel Co., Ltd.
16/1 Sophapisai Road, Bang Nak, Muang Narathiwat,
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