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Getting There & Away

Air Asia (www.airasia.com) flies daily to and from Bangkok (from 1783B, 1½ hours), as does Thai Smile (www.thaismileair.com; from 1730B, 1½ hours).

Minivans and buses leave from Narathiwat's bus terminal, 2km south of town on Th Rangae Munka. There are two daily buses to and from Bangkok's southern bus terminal (860B to 1350B, 15 to 17 hours).

Frequent minivans head to Hat Yai (170B, three hours), Pattani (100B, two hours), Sungai Kolok (70B, one hour) and Yala (100B, 1½ hours).