Pattani was very famous in the old days as
a town having a woman ruler. The biggest connon, ever casted
in Thailand, has been casted here and named "Nang Phraya
Tani". The central mosque there is the most beautiful one
in southern Region being the center of Thai Moslems. Other outstanding
places are Wat Chang Hai, the monastery where Luang Po Tuat had
been living in a campus of Songkhla Nakharin University.
Pattani is located 1,055 kms. from Bangkok
on the coast of the South China Sea of the Pacific Ocean occupying
an area of 1,377 square kilometres. It is administratively divided
into 11 Amphoes and 1 King Amphoe; they are : Muang, Khok Pho,
Mayo, Nong Chik, Panare, Sai Buri, Yarang, Yaring, Thung Yang
Daeng, Mai Kaen, Kapho and King Amphoe Mae Lan. The general condition
of the area is of low basin suitable for cultivation, bordering
on Songkhla to the north, Narathiwat to the south, the Gulf of
Thailand to the east and Yala to the west.
Pattani Attractions: Som Det Phra Si Nakharin Park
It is a new public park located on the left side of Pattani River, in Tambon Rusamilae, 1 km. from the township area.
Pattani Central Mosque
This is the place where religious ceremonies are performed by Thai moslems. The mosque is located in the outskirt of Pattani on Pattani - Yala Highway being the most beautiful and largest in Thailand.
Old Mosque at Kur Se
This old mosque is located 7 kms.from the township area on Pattani - Narathiwat Highway. The legend says that this mosque had been cursed by Chao Mae Lim Ko Nieo that the construction will not be completed forever.
Institute of Arts and Culture
is located in the area of Prince of Songkhla University, Pattani Campus. Collected in its museum are documents, artifacts and objects of art such as images of Buddha, votive tablets coins, local handicrafts. The museum is open from 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Pak Nam Pattani
Mouth of Pattani River is a little 3 kms. distance from the township area. There is an establishment, in the area of a big fishery village with thousands of coconut trees that lined behind the beach like that of Hat Bang Nara, Narathiwat, suitable for afternoon relaxation and within this vast space Songkhla Nakharin University is situated.
The Ruins of the Old City
are ancient places of historical and archeological value. 30 archaeological sites were found scattering in the wide spreading area of 10 kilometers in Amphoe Yarang. Generally seen is the complexity of establishments and moats, which reflect the way of Thai life in the 12nd - 14th centuries.
CHAO MAE LIM KO NIEO FAIR
This festival falls in February - March every year.Chao Mae Lim Ko Nieo, a goddess believed to possess potent magic powers, is revered in Pattani and other provinces of the far south. This annual fair pays homage to her and features ascetics able to perform extraordinary feats of endurance as well as a lively procession of devotees through the provincial capital.
Nam Tok Sai Khao National Park
The white sand waterfall is accessible via a 6 kms. Access road branching off the Khok Pho-Yala Highway. The area is a beautiful pleasant arboretum having a stream running from the falls through shrubs and bushes featuring a beautiful scenery.
Prasat Nang Phomhom Forest Park
It is located in Tambon Pithen, King Amphoe Thung Yang Daeng, 52 kms.from Pattani township. In the park, there is a small waterfall which is good to visit between November and December.
In addition, Pattani also has many other beautiful beaches such as : Hat Khae Khae, Hat Panare, Hat Chalalai, Hat Ratcharak, in Amphoe Panare; Hat Patatimo or Hat Wasukri, in Amphoe Sai Buri; Hat Talokapo and Laem Tachi, in Amphoe Yaring.
Furthermore, there are waterfall as; Nam Tok Phong Phong and Nam Tok Aranyawarin, which are located in Amphoe Khok Pho.
Ban Dato Mosque
is situated in Ban Dato, Amphoe Yaring, about 19 kilometers far from town. After the examination by the Fine Arts Department, this old mosque has been registered as a national archaeological site.
Wat Chang Hai
This ancient monastery is well known to the population as the wat that belonged to Luang Pho Tuat generally respected by the people all over the country, located on Khok Pho - Yala Road and branching off through an access road of over one kilometre distance.