Introduction

Pattani is located on the east of the Gulf of Thailand. Pattani is a small Province among the five so-called Southern Border Province. Blessed with irresistible charms. It is rich in historical significance worth studying. Including impressive customs and traditions. as well as natural scenic beauty of its streams and falls.170 Kms. long golden beaches along the gulf and wonderful hospitality of the Pattani people. All of which combine to draw thousands of visitors to the province annually Because of its location on the coast with two major rivers running through it. The Pattani and the Saiburi River. Most of the local people not surprisingly are engaged in agriculture and fishery . The Province boasts docking facilities for both large and small vessels. It is also in an industrial Zone to Produce seafood of and now being developed into a center for the production of Muslim food for domestic consumption and export under the Halal specifications.

Distance from Pattani city to its districts
-Ka Pho  68 kms. -Panare  43 kms.
-Khok Pho  26 kms. -Sai Buri  50 kms.
-Mae Lan  30 kms. -Thung Yang Daeng  45 kms.
-Mai Kaen  65 kms. -Yarang  15 kms.
-Mayo  29 kms. -Yaring  14 kms.
-Nong Chik . 8 kms

Distance from Pattani city of nearby Provinces
-Narathiwat   92 kms.
-Songkhla     99 kms.
-Yala            35 kms.

How to get there

By Bus 
Air - conditioned buses leave from the Southern bus terminal in Bangkok at 06.00 p.m. everyday. The journey takes about 15 hours. 
A reservation may be made in Bangkok by calling Tel: (02) 431195-7 and in Pattani Tel: (073) 348816
By Train

Express and rapid train services from Bangkok to Pattani province.
Tourist who want to visit Pattani, get off the train at Khok Pho Railway Station.
By Car
Driving your car from Bangkok, use the route No.4 until you arrive at Chumporn, it is totally 460 kilometers then continue along the route No.41 or 42 for another 505 kilometers you will drive pass Suratthani, Nakhon Srithammarat and Songkhhla province. Drive thoroughly along Thepa estuary then you will enter to Pattani province.

Festivals & Events

Chao Mae Lim Kor Niew Fair
February
Muang District
With participation in worshipping ceremony and celebration With procession of the carved wooden sculpture of Korniew Chinese Goddess, and see ceremony of wading though water and fire and magic show to prove the holiness of goddess. The period of the festival is the waxing moon of the third Chinese Lunar month.

International Fishing Fair Contest
May
Saiburi District
Take part in Asian Fishing Sports Contest: see Southern Kronghuachuk bird championship contest, sheep fighting contest, show of native culture. The period of festival is about 9 - 10 May.

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