About Narathiwat

Narathiwat is a province on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand at the border of Malaysia; its people are engaged in fishing and trading with neighboring countries and the province has a white elephant called Phra Sri Nararat Rajakarin, who is featured on the provincial seal.

How to go
The Transport Co., Ltd. operates daily bus services between Bangkok and Narathiwat as well as between Bangkok and Su-ngai Kolok for those heading directly into Malaysia.>For more information, call tel. 0 2435 1199-200; Narathiwat Bus Terminal tel. 0 7351 1845 and Su-ngai Kolok Bus Terminal tel. 0 7361 2045 or visit www.transport.co.th

From Narathiwat: Buses to Bangkok leave from two separate small terminals on Suriyapradit Road, close to the police station. They depart four times a day. Buses to Phuket Province via Pattani, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Trang, Krabi and Phang Nga Provinces leave 3 times a day.

There are also minivans that connect Narathiwat and Hat Yai Province for 120 baht, Pattani Province for 60 baht, Su-ngai Kolok District for 50 baht, and Yala Province for 60 baht. They leave from different areas around the city.

Access from Malaysia is convenient via a ninety-minute bus from Kota Bahru. The trip stops at two immigration points where travelers can cross into Thailand or vice versa.
The State Railway of Thailand has a daily express and rapid Bangkok-Tanyongmat (Narathiwat)-Su-ngai Kolok service that departs from the Hua Lumphong Railway Station at 13:00 and 15:10. For more information, call tel. 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 2223 7020; Su-ngai Kolok station tel. 0 7361 1162, 0 7361 4060; or visit www.railway.co.th The Su-ngai Kolok Narathiwat train station is located approximately 20 kilometers west of town, which is accessible via songtaew for 20 baht.

Su-ngai Kolok Checkpoint is around 1 kilometer from Su-ngai Kolok train station.
Thai AirAsia provides daily air service between Bangkok and Narathiwat. Visit www.airasia.com for more information.

Hat Narathat

This white-powdered sandy beach stretching for 5 kilometers is located near the estuary of the Bang Nara River, where the annual Korlae boat races are held. The beach is naturally decorated with dense pine trees, which provide a tranquil shady area suitable for pitching tents. Several beachside restaurants serving southern-style cuisine and accommodation facilities are provided. The view from the beach is impressive, as there is a backdrop of fishing villages extending along the river and the bay is full of Korlae fishing boats.

Hat Narathat

Ko Yao

The island is located close to Wat Chon Thara Singhe. From Tak Bai District Market intersection, there is a 345-meter long wooden bridge spanning Tak Bai River to Koh Yao. The islands attraction is its eastern seaside section with a white sandy beach and cozy ambience. In addition, most of the inhabitants are Muslim fishermen who dwell in simple homes in coconut plantations.

Ko Yao