Narathiwat is the southernmost Thai coastal province facing the Gulf of Thailand and borders northeast Malaysia. The provincial capital is 1,437 kilometers south of Bangkok by road, and 1,116 kilometers by train. The province covers some 4,475 square kilometers, two thirds of which are forested mountains. The inhabitants of Narathiwat (which means "the residence of good people") are largely farmers and fishermen. Narathiwat is the province having beautiful natural sceneries of both forests and the seaside resorts.

Narathiwat is currently divided into 12 districts, i.e., Muang, Rangae, Sungai Padi, Sungai Kolok, Ruso, Yi-ngo, Waeng, Bacho, Tak Bai, Si Sakhon, Sukhirin, Chanae and Sub District Cho Ai Rong bordering on Pattani to the north, Kalantan State of Malaysia to the south, Yala to the east and the Indian Ocean to the west.

How to get there

By Bus
Air -conditioned and non-air-conditioned buses leave Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal every day. 
For further details, please contact Bangkok 434-5558. 
By Air 
Thai Airways International (TG) operates a daily flight from Bangkok to Narathiwat. 
For further details, please contact TG's Bangkok office 280-0060, 628-2000.
By Car
Narathiwat can be most
conveniently reached by car from Bangkok by taking Highway 4 to Nakhon Pathom, and thence to Chumphon via Petchaburi, Hua Hin and Chumphon, and thence onto Highway 401 to Nakhon Si Thammarat, thence to Hat Yai, Pattani and Narathiwat.
By Train
Trains leave Bangkok's Hualampong Railway Station daily. 
For further details, please contact Bangkok Railway Station 223-7010, 223-7020.

Festivals & Events

Specialities Festival & Longkong Fruit Fair
Staged each September in the provincial capital, this festival coincides with Korlae boat races between local crews.


Tomoh Chinese Goddess Fair
Staged in Su-ngai Kolok, usually during  late April, this features dragon and lion dances, revelry and religious processions.


Information provided by Tourism Authority of Thailand

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