Located within the Muang Municipality of Pattani, was constructed
during the administration of Field Marshal Sarit Dhanarath and
inaugurated on May 3, 1963. Built in the lslamic architectural
style, it is the venue for praying ceremony during major Islamic
days. A visit to the Central Mosque is a “must” for every visitor
who should not miss the opportunity to see the great beauty of the
Located in Tambon Krue Se, Muang District, on Highway no. 42 (Pattani-Narathiwat)
about 7 kms. From the provincial town. The mosque is of the
round-pillar, brick-and-mortar style of the Middle East. The most
significant aspect of the mosque is the unfinished domed roof.
Legend has it that it could never be completed because of the curse
placed on it by Chao Mae Lim Kor Niew. Nearby is the tomb of the
Chao Mae (goddess). It is believed that the Mosque was built during
the reign of King Naresuan the Great (circa 1578-1599 A.D.)
Is located within the Muang municipality of Pattani. Adherents of
the Lim Koh Niew Goddess in the province fashion ner image in cashew
nut tree (the same type of wood on which the Goddess hung herself)
and place them in the shrine which is revered by both the
townspeople and neighboring townships. Ceremonies to pay respect the
Goddess and a procession in her honor are held every year during
February-March (3 rd month of the lunar calendar)
Is located at Tambon Wat, Yarang District, about 15 kms. From the
provincial town of Pattani on Highway no. 410 and further along
Highway no. 4061 for another 2 kms. A major archaeological site of
the South, two groups of ancient communities have been discovered
there. The Ban Wat ancient town was laid out in an ovate shape with
the widest distance at 3 kms. Its age estimated of being during the
11 th-16th Centuries Buddhist Era. The Ban Prawae ancient
town, on the other hand, is a small square-shaped community, each
side measuring 500 m. dating from the 22nd-23rd
Centuries B.E. Numerous antiquities and relics of various eras have
At Tambon Talohkapor, Yaring District can be reached from Pattani
town by taking Highway no. 42 for about 16 kms., then turning into
and asphalt road for 3 kms. to the beach. It is a scenic lined with
shade-proving pine trees, eminently suitable for rest and
recreation. A flect of the local Korlae boats line up along the
(Tachee Cape) is
also located at Tambon Talohkapor. It can be reached by land from
Pattani, which is about 30 kms. away but the distance by sea is only 5
kms. The scenery is quite striking, with the sun rising out of the sea
in the morning and dipping behind Pattani town in the evening.
Situated along side the Hat Yai-Sungai-kolok railway tracks at
Tambon Pa Rai, Khok Pho District, is connected to Pattani town by
Highway no. 409, a distance of some 30 kms. and a further 1 km. On
and asphalt access road to reach the temple. More than three nundred
years old, it was where the highly revered monk Luang Poh Tuad used
to reside, who gave instructions before he died in Saiburi that he
be crematedat this temple. A stupa was subsequently built at Wat
Chang Hai to enshrine his remains. As a major religious site of
Pattani and the South as a whole, it is the venue where ceremonial
pouring of lustral water rituals are performed on the Luang Poh
Tuad’s remains, attracting also large number of visitors.
The Wat Chang Hai Vocational
Training Center brainchild of a former governor of Pattani (Mr. Parakorn
Suwannarath) was set up in response to suggestions by Her Majesty
the Queen and to mark the 50th
anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Ascension to the throne in
1996. The Queen herself personally presided over the official opening of
the center on October 28, 1995. The facility also doubles as the
provincial center for local handicrafts and products.
Initially, the training concentrates on the arts, culture and
traditions of the south, including silk-weaving, making of the
traditional Kris and engraving of the Kris’hilt, replica of the
Phraya Tani cannon, manufacturing of the Korlae boat and its
There is also training in other vocations which can be profitable to
the trainees serving at the same time to preserve the Southern arts
and culture. Included are the making of fishing boats and replicas
of Chinese junks, production of oil paintings, fashioning of flowers
from rubber tree leaves and textile and glutinous rice flour, making
of products from coconut shells, cloth-making, hand-embroidered
cloth, embroidered wall murals and shawls for Thai Muslim women, and
other basketry art. Such products are also on sale.
At Tambon Khok Pho, Khok Pho District, is about 30 kms. From the
provincial town of Pattani along Highway no. 409. The national park
is part of the Sankalakhiri mountain range. Fertile and verdant, it
is home to countless plant life worth studying. It boasts no less
than three scenic waterfalls, the Saikhao which is the most
beautiful, the Phong Phong and the Aranvarin.
Located at the Tambon Ban Nam Bor, Panareh District, is about 30 kms.
From the provincial town. It is located along a small bay of the Ta
Phra Cape, a low hillock. Here beach is of yellow fine sand, with
rock formations standing at places. It is a public beach popular
with both the local people and visitors who enjoy its natural scenic
Located at Tambon Panareh of the district of the same name, can be
reached by taking Highway no. 42 from Pattani town for a distance of
some 30 kms. And turning to Highway no. 4075 for a further 13 kms.
The Panareh and Chalalai are connecting beaches covering a length of
about 4 kms. Along the shore of Panareh is a large fishing community
with groups of native and fishing boats anchored off-shore,
affording a rustic and scenic view. To the South is the Chalalai
beach, about 2 kms. away, wide and sandy. On the shore are lines of
pine trees providing cool shade for rest and relaxation.
Formerly called Wat Tuyong. Wat Mujalin-thavapi Viharn is about 10 kms.
from Pattani town on Highway no. 42. His Majesty King Chulalongkorn,
during his visit to the Malay Peninsula in 1890, made a stop at Muang
Nongjik and visited Wat Tuyong. He donated his own money to build and
Ubosot (convocation hall) and erect the letters Joh. Poh. Roh., his
initials over th gable, the name being changed at the same time to Wat
The Wasukri Beach (Patatimoh) at Tambon Taluban, Saiburi District,
is about 80 kms. from Pattani town on Highway no. 42. It is a long
stretch of white, clean beach shaded by rows of pine trees,
eminently suitable for relaxation and swimming.
Located at Tambon Paseyawor is about 50 kms. away from the
provincial town or some 2 kms. from Saiburi District. It is noted
for production of the indigenous Korlae boats, a type of coastal
fishing vessels elaborately decorated with fascinating designs.
Racing of Korlae boats are held annually. The village also makes the
Budu sauce, a highly popular condiment among the Southern people.