|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
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.
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.
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.
Trains leave Bangkok's Hualampong Railway Station daily. For further details, please contact Bangkok Railway Station 223-7010, 223-7020.