Deep South attractions

Buddhist Temple in Narathiwat

Wat Khao Kong

The tallest seated-Buddha image in southern Thailand is at Wat Khao Kong, 6km southwest of town on the way to the train station in Tanyongmat. Located in a park, the image is 17m long and 24m high, and made of reinf…
Buddhist Temple in Yala

Wat Kuha Pi Muk

Located 8km west of town on the road connecting Yala to Hat Yai (Rte 409), this Srivijaya-period cave temple features a reclining Buddha that dates back to AD 757. A statue of a giant guards the temple’s entrance, a…
Mosque in Narathiwat

Matsayit Klang

Towards the southern end of Th Pichitbumrung stands Matsayit Klang, a wooden mosque built in the Sumatran style and known locally as the 'old central mosque'. It was reputedly built by a prince of the former kingdom…
Mosque in Pattani

Matsayit Klang

One of Thailand’s largest mosques, the Matsayit Klang is a traditional structure with a green hue and is probably still the south’s most important mosque, dating to the 1960s. Non-Muslims can enter outside of prayer…
Beach in Narathiwat

Hat Narathat

Just north of town is Hat Narathat, a 5km-long sandy beach fronted by towering pines, which serves as a public park for locals. The beach is only 2km from the town centre – you can easily walk there.
Beach in Narathiwat

Ao Manao

Five kilometres south of town, Ao Manao is a superb strip of palm tree-fringed sand. You'll likely have it all to yourself, unless it's a public or Muslim holiday.