About Narathiwat

Narathiwat is a peaceful city graced with the beauty of the Muslim culture and long heritage. The economic and tourism center of the province is in Amphoe Su-ngai Kolok, where people from Malaysia and Singapore usually come for sightseeing and shopping.

The province is comprised of 13 Amphoes, which are Mueang Narathiwat, Tak Bai, Waeng, Yi Ngor, Su-ngai Kolok, Su-ngai Padi, Ba Jor, Ra-ngae, Sukhirin, Rue Sor, Si Sakhon, Ja-nae, and Jor I-rong.

How to go

There are air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned Bangkok - Narathiwat buses running from the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Southern Line) every day. It takes around 15 hours. For more information, call 1490 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Online ticket booking is also available on www.busticket.in.th, www.thaiticketmajor.com, and www.thairoute.com.

Bangkok – Tanyong Mat (Narathiwat) – Su-ngai Kolok trains are available at Hua Lamphong Railway Station every day. For more information, contact the State Railway of Thailand at 1690 or visit www.railway.co.th.

Online ticket booking (e-TSRT) is also available on https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/.

Air Asia and Thai Smile Airways fly straight from Bangkok to Narathiwat every day.


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