Pattani Attractions, Attractions in Pattani, what to do in Pattani, Pattani Sightseeing

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Historical Sites
Yarang Ancient Town
Location : Yarang District
Yarang Ancient Town Yarang Ancient Town was one of the oldest communities in the southern of Thailand. Yarang Ancient Town was the location of the ancient kingdom of Lanka Suka which had its boundary covering the area of Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat of Thailand, Kalantan and Tarang Kanu of Malaysia according to the documents of China, Java, Malayia, and Arab. It was a port with long wide trading history with the foreigners since B.E.12. The structure of the ancient town was the large oval shape in the area of 9 square kilometres. There are three connecting towns as the followings:

Ban Wat Ancient - With a square in the centre of town, and is surrounded by moats, the town has more than 25 scattered and ruined ancient hills in the western and northern area.

Ban Cha-le Ancient Town - With a pond in the centre of town and is surrounded by square-shape moats, this town is only one kilometre north of Ban Wat Ancient Town. The most important ancient monument is the ruined religious venue made of bricks, with large square base. Due to the discovery of several ancient materials in the area, there is proof that this venue must have been the Buddhist community.

Ban Prawae Ancient Town - It is a small rectangular town with 4 forts in the corners. Also, there were canals connecting with Ban Ja-le in the north. Moreover, there are at least 30 areas of ruined ancient hills.

How to get there :
Take Sirorot Road (highway no.410) from Pattani to Yala for another 15 kilometres, turn left to highway 4061 (Yarang- Mayo) for 1.2 kilometres to Ancient town area.
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Contact : 0 7343 9093
King Rama VII Pavilion
Location : Khok Pho District
King Rama VII Pavilion is Thai style pavilion was built in 1929 during King Rama VII visit to watch the eclipse. King Rama VII Pavilion located just 26 kilometres from Pattani town on highway no. 42 in Khok Pho District Office.
Opening Hours : 09.00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Contact : 0 7352 2411
Religious site
Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao Chinese Shrine (The Leng Chu Kiang Shrine)
Location : Mueang District
Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao Chinese Shrine will celebrate on the day of the 3rd lunar month every year. In the city will have numerous worshippers come to visit the colorful procession carrying Chao Maes sculpture along several roads in town, walking on fire in front of the shrine, and swimming across the river near Dechanuchit Bridge.

How to get there :
Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao sculpture and Chinese gods located on a No Ru road.
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Contact : 0 7352 2411
City Pillar Shrine
Location : Mueang District
City Pillar Shrine City Pillar Shrine is mostly worshipped by the Pattani people and visitors which constructed on 13 April 1951 when Phraya Rattana Phakdi was the Governor.

How to get there :
City Pillar Shrine situated in Sak Seni ground of Banchama Rachutit School, just opposite to the City Hall, on the left bak of Pattani River
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Contact : 0 7352 2411
Krue Se Mosque
Location : Mueang District
Krue Se Mosque has round pillars which is the middle-east arts style and this mosque located near Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao Chinese Shrine. Both Krue Se Mosque and Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao Chinese Shrine had their legend of the relationship depending on the beliefs. Krue Se Mosque, the most important part is the domes roof which has never been finished. It has been assured that this mosque was built during the reign of King Naresuan the Great (1578 - 1593).

How to get there :
Krue Se Mosque is on highway no.42 (Pattani - Narathiwat route) at Ban Krue Se, and is about 7 kilometres from the Pattani town.
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Pattani Central Mosque
Location : Mueang District
Pattani Central Mosque Pattani Central Mosque is the largest and the most beautiful mosques in Thailand which built in 1954, the construction took almost nine years. Pattani Central Mosque is the centre for religious ceremonies to be performed by the Muslims in the South. The architecture is western, with similarity to the Taj Mahal of India. With the big dome in the centre, there are four surrounding small ones with two finerets. A big pond is in front of the mosque and inside is a large hall and two sided corridors

How to get there :
Pattani Central Mosque located on Yarang Road - Pattani route in Pattani Mucipality
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Contact : 0 7352 2411
Dato Mosque
Location : Yaring District
This old Mosque is surrounded by Islamic community and graveyard, and has been renovated and is still used for religious ceremony.

How to get there :
Dato Mosque located at Mu 4, Ban Dato, Laem Pho Sub-district, it is about ten kilometres from Yaring District Hall on the same route to Talo-kapo Beach.
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Contact : 0 7352 2411
Wat Chang Hai
Location : Khok Pho District
Wat Chang Hai Wat Chang Hai is enshrined of the sculpture of Luang Pu Tuad which respected by people all over the country. This old monastery was built for more than 300 years, the architecture of stupa, chedi, temple, and bell tower are magnificently beautiful. Luang Pu Thuat, Wat Chang Hai, he was able to turn sea water into fresh water. Died in Malaysia, his body was brought back to Wat Chang Hai. The annual festival to pay respect to his bone and ashes is in April. Wat Chang Hai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Centre, the centre displays and sells many southern handicrafts such as batik, imitated Kolae boat, handicrafts, mats, and ceramics.

How to get there :
Wat Chang Hai is at Ban Pa Rai, Tung Pala Sub-district, close to the railway (Hat Yai - Sungai Kolok route) between Na Pradu and Pa Rai Stations. It is located about 31 kilometres from Pattani town. By car, visitors can use highway no.42 (Pattani - Khok Pho), pass Na Ket Junction, then use highway no.409 (Pattani-Yala), pass Na Pradu Municipality and Wat Chang Hai Training Centre and turn to Wat Chang Hai for another 700 metres.
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Contact : 0 7352 2411
Museum
Kallayaniwatthana Institute of Arts and Culture
Location : Mueang District
Kallayaniwatthana Institute of Arts and Culture is divided into two sections:

1. Phra Thepyanmoli Museum displays the history, activities, and utensils of Phra Thepyanmoli. Besides, there are Buddha images, ancient materials, and Chinese, European and Thai pottery, souvenir coins, and bank notes, etc.

2. Khatichon Witthaya Museum

How to get there :
Located in Songkhla Nakharin University, Pattani Campus
Opening Hours : Mon - Fri, 09.00 am. - 04.00 pm. and 01.00 pm. - 04.00 pm. except public holidays
Contact : 0 7333 1250, 0 7331 3930 - 50 ext. 1472, 1473, 1476
Khatichon Witthaya Museum
Location : Mueang District
Khatichon Witthaya Museum was collection and displays the stories of the Muslim household in the Southern border provinces such as displays local utensils, local arts, ancient utensil materials in prehistoric and displays the beginning of community periods, history of the ancient town of Yarang, pottery, local beliefs and technology.
Market
Palas Market
Location : Panare District
Palas Market reflects the real rural lifestyle of the southern Thai Muslims whereby shoppers are clad in their local costumes and colorful batik head bands. The market can be visited in the morning of every Wednesday and Sunday.

How to get there :
Approximately 30 km from Pattani by highway no.42
Park & National Park
Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park
Location : Mueang District
Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park is decorated with many flowers, and a very beautiful landscape. The park located at Rusamilae Sub-district, Mueang District, about one kilometre from town, this public park is on the left side of the Pattani River, next to the Songkhla Nakharin University.
Opening Hours : 06.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Contact : 0 7352 2411
Sai Khao Waterfall National Park
Location : Khok Pho District
Sai Khao Waterfall National Park Sai Khao Waterfall National Park covering the forest in Pattani, Yala, and Songkhla which evergreen forest is full of various kinds of plants, and a variety of waterfalls. The National Park covered the total area of 68,750 Rai and located in Sai Khao Sub-district. The most beautiful waterfalls is Sai Khao Waterfalls which can be reached on foot from the Parks Office along the creek. At the end, is the waterfall which is 40 metres high. The surroundings are evergreen forest. Visitors can swim in some natural ponds.

How to get there :
Visitors can use highway no.409 (Pattani - Yala) for 28 kilometres to Na Pradu Junction, then turn to Napradu - Sai Khao route for about 7 kilometres. The Park also has bungalows available.
Opening Hours : 06.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Contact : 0 2562 0760
Natural Attractions
Aran Warin Waterfall
Location : Khok Pho District
Aran Warin Waterfall is in San Kala Khiri mountain range which there are 7 levels, where each level is about 300 - 500 metres apart. Aran Warin Waterfall has different beautiful in each level and it is also best place for relax, visit beautiful of the natural.

How to get there :
Situated at Mu 4, Tung Pala Sub-district, this waterfall is accessible by using highway no.409 (Pattani - Yala), turn right at the junction to Wat Huai Ngo for 6 kilometres. The total distance from Pattani is about 30 kilometres.
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Contact : 0 7352 2411
Phong Phong Waterfall
Location : Khok Pho District
Phong Phong Waterfall Phong Phong Waterfall is one of the tourist attractions in Namtok Sai Khao National Park which located at Mu 8, Pak Lo Sub-district. With seven levels, this waterfall has a big pond at the lowest level. The area near the waterfalls is shaded with many plants, suitable for relaxation.

How to get there :
Accessibility to Phong Phong Waterfall by using highway no.42 (Pattani - Yala) and turn to highway no.409 to Ban Pak Lo, then turn right for another 5 kilometres.
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Contact : 0 2562 0760
Ruesi Mountain
Location : Mayo District
Ruesi Mountain is the natural rocky formation which there are two ponds containing water which has been believed to be very holy and was used in the Coronation of many Kings. On this mountain, is also the location of Wat Khao Ruesi Plaeng San which is worshipped by People in Pattani and nearby provinces.

How to get there :
Ruesi Mountain situated at Mu 2, Mayo Sub-district, about 3 kilometres from Mayo town.
Activity
Yaring Natural Study Centre
Location : Yarang District
Yaring Natural Study Centre has a 1,250 metre wooden bridge as the walkway for natural study of the forest. Yaring Natural Study Centre covered area 500 Rai which located near Yamu Canal, opposite to Yaring District Hall, the centre is in Yaring National Forest. Along the natural trail, there are several species of plants, rest area and a bird-watching tower with the height of 13 metres.
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Contact : 0 7334 9146 ext.4146
Saiburi Fishing Competition
Location : Saiburi District
Saiburi Fishing Competition has in May annually around the Wasukri Beach in Saiburi District. Fishing is a highly popular sport both exciting and challenging sport. The sea along the long beach is rich in many game fish such as the Kratongtang and the Ito Mon, and economic fish. The event also offers local activities such as lamb-fighting and well-known products of Saibri, including all types of fishing accessories.
Other Attractions
Wat Chang Hai Vocational Training Center
Location : Khok Pho District
Brainchild of a former governor of Pattani (Mr.Parakorn Suwannarath) was set up in response to suggestions by Her Majesty Queen and 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 replica. There is also training in other vocations which can be profitable to the trainees serving at the same time to preserver 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.
Paseyawor Village
Location : Saiburi District
Paseyawor Village well-known venue for Kolae Boat making which this kind of boat is for the fishermen in Pattani and Narathiwat. The highlighting of this boat is the unique color on the head and the tail. Besides the real Kolae for fishery, there are also imitations made for souvenirs. The making of Kolae by the local people here has been accepted by its neatness which integrates arts between Thai and Muslims. Otherwise, Ban Paseyawo is also reputed as best in producing tasteful Budu southern sauce.
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Contact : 0 7352 2411