The Emblem of Narathiwat

     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.