Located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, Pattani is a small
province among the five so-called Southern Border Provinces. 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 the 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 boats docking facilities
for both large and small vessels. It is also in and industrial zone
to produce seafood and now being developed into a center for the
production of Muslim food for domestic consumption and export under
the Halal specifications.
Bordering Songkhla province and the
Gulf of Thailand to the North, Narathiwat to the South, again Gulf
of Thailand to the East and Yala and Songkhla provinces to the West.
Two annual seasons from January to
May, and rainy season from June to December.
Divided into 12 Amphoe (district)
namely, Muang. Nongjik, Khok Pho, Yaring, Yarang, Mayor, Panareh,
Saiburi, Mai Kaen, Tung Yang Daeng, Kapoh and Mae Lan