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Pattani is 1,055km from Bangkok, 604km from Chumphon, 103km from Hat Yai, 1,069km from Kanchanaburi, 396km from Krabi, 1,029km from Nakhon Pathom, 266km from Nakhon Sri Thammarat, 92km from Narathiwat, 932km from Petchaburi, 486km from Phang Nga, 205km from Phatthalung, 577km from Phuket, 775km from Prachuap Khiri Khan, 630km from Ranong, 985km from Ratchburi, 1,020km from Samut Sakhon, 985km from Samut Songkhram, 208km from Satun, 99km from Songkhla, 1,135km from Suphanburi, 408km from Surat Thani, 260km from Trang and 35km from Yala.

Pattani Province shares borders with Narathiwat, Yala and Songkhla.

Pattani has a few local festivals, you can check them out on our Pattani Festivals thread.

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Pattani Tourist Attractions

Pattani Beaches

Pattani Province has great number of beaches including Laem Ta Chi, Hat Talo-kapo Beach, Hat Wasukri, Hat Ratcharak, Hat Panare, Hat Ma Ruat, Hat Khae Khae and Hat Chalalai.

Namtok Sai Khao National Park

Nam Tok Sai Khao National Park covers Amphur Kok Pho, Pattanee province, Amphur Sabayoy Songkla province, Amphur Yaha and Muang Yala Province, with an area of about 69.57 km2. The topography is mountainous in the San Kala Kiri mountain range and covered with fertile moist evergreen forests, it is headwater of many rivers flow to Tepa River.

Palas Market

Being approximately 30 kilometers from Pattani by highway no.42, the market can be visited in the morning of every Wednesday and Sunday. Also, this venue reflects the real rural lifestyle of the southern Thai Muslims whereby shoppers are clad in their local costumes and colorful batik head bands.

Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park

Located at Tambon Rusamilae, Amphoe Mueang, about one kilometre from town, this public park is on the left side of the Pattani River, next to the Songkhla Nakharin University. The Park is decorated with many flowers, and a very beautiful landscape.

Pattani Central Mosque

Located on Yarang Road on Yarang - Pattani route in Pattani Mucipality, this is the most beautiful and largest mosques in Thailand. Built in 1954, the construction of this mosque took almost nine years. It is the center for religious ceremonies to be performed by the Muslims in the South. The architecture is western, with similarity to the Taj Mahal of India. With the big dome in the centre, there are four surrounding small ones with two finerets. A big pond is in front of the mosque and inside is a large hall and two sided corridors.

Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao Chinese Shrine or Leng Chu Kiang Shrine

The location of Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao sculpture and Chinese gods is on A No Ru road. On the day of the 3rd lunar month every year, there is the colorful procession carrying Chao Maes sculpture along several roads in town, walking on fire in front of the shrine, and swimming across the river near Dechanuchit Bridge. The city welcomes numerous worshipers every year.

Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao Graveyard

Situated at Ban Krue Se, Tambon Tanyong Lulo, Amphoe Mueang on highway no.42 (Pattani - Narathiwat route), near Krue Se Mosque. As per the story from the legend, Lim Ko Niao, a Chinese girl came to Siam by ship to look for Lim To Khiam, her elder brother who had got married with Pattani Governors daughter and had changed his religion to Islam. However, she was not successful. Therefore, she hung herself on the cashew nut tree. Her brother buried her at this place. The Pattani people built the shrine to commemorate her and carved the tree where she hung herself in the shape of her figure.

Khao Ruesi

This is the mountain situated at Mu 2, Tambon Mayo, about 3 kilometers from Mayo town. The highlight of this mount is the natural rocky formation. Also, there are two ponds containing water which has been believed to be very holy and was used in the Coronation of many Kings. On this mount, is also the location of Wat Khao Ruesi Plaeng San which is worshipped by People in Pattani and nearby provinces.

Dato Mosque

Located at Mu 4, Ban Dato, Tambon Laem Pho, it is about ten kilometres from Yaring District Hall on the same route to Talo-kapo Beach. This old Mosque is surrounded by Islamic community and graveyard, and has been renovated and is still used for religious ceremony.

Wat Chang Hai Rat Buranaram

This old monastery was built around 300 years ago, with the sculpture of Luang Pu Tuad, once an abbot of the temple. Also, the architecture of stupa, chedi, temple, and bell tower are magnificently beautiful. Luang Pu Thuat, Wat Chang Hai, being respected by people all over the country, Luang Pu Thuat was an educational monk It was told that he was able to turn sea water into fresh water. Died in Malaysia, his body was brought back to Wat Chang Hai. The annual festival to pay respect to his bone and ashes is in April. At Wat Chang Hai, visitors can pay respect during 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

Yaring Natural Study Center

Located near Yamu Canal, opposite to Yaring District Hall, the centre is in Yaring National Forest, with an 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 a height of 13 meters.

Places of Interest

Other places of interest in Pattani include Ban Paseyawo, this is a well-known town for Kolae Boat making, Yarang Ancient Town, this city was one of the oldest communities in the history of the southern part of Thailand, Kallayaniwatthana Institute of Arts and Culture which showcases Buddha images, ancient materials, and Chinese, European and Thai pottery, souvenir coins, and bank notes, etc. Also the Krue Se Mosque which was built around 1578 - 1593.

Pattani Festivals

Chao Mae Lim Ko Nieo Celebration
Procession of the Chao Mae Lim Ko Nieo and other images in the river and on the fire, 3 cultures food, local forms of entertainment, and a light and sound presentation.

Paying Homage to Luangpu Tuat Festival
Bathing of the Luangpu Tuat image, bathing of elders, and cultural performances.

Pattani Marathon - Conquering Khao Sankalakhiri
Mini-marathon of 8 kms, fun run of 3.5 kms, mountain bike race of 3 grades: A (35 kms.), B (25 kms.), and C (12 kms.), and bike race for children under 12 years old and walk rally.

Pattani Guest Houses & Hotels

C.S.Pattani Hotel
299 Moo 4 Nhongjik road, Rusamilae, Muang, Pattani 94000
Tel. 0- 7333- 6090-6

If you know of any other hotels or guesthouses in Pattani please post about them on our forum.

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