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Festivals held in Yala Province.

ASEAN Java Songbird Contest  Yala is one of the southern provinces that favour Java Songbirds. It is widely believed that Java Songbirds are good luck charms that would bring good luck to their owners, especially those birds with prescribed characteristics. The Yala Municipality Authority and the Java Songbird Owner Association annually stage the ASEAN Java Songbird Contest on the first weekend of March. The first contest was held in B.E. 2529 and was very successful, leading to the annual event held on the ground of Suan Khwan Mueang.


The City Pillar Ceremony   held annually in May on the ground of the Yala Municipality Office, in which the model City Pillar is paraded. Stalls displaying goods for sale, exhibition, Government products, folk entertainment such as Manora Dance, Nung Talung, and Hulu Li Ke are also on hand.


Yala Product and Cultural Revival Festival  is held annually on the first weekend of August, on the grounds of the Yala Municipality Office. Folk cultures from the various groups in the border provinces of the south, mainly Chinese-Thai Buddhists and Thai Muslim, are performed. There are also contests for Chi La Dance, Best Dressed Banong, Si Bu - nga Siri ( a special kind of potpourri ), Rong - ngeng Dance, Annacit Singing.

How To Get  to Yala Province

Car

Yala is 1,084 kilometres south of Bangkok by road. One can take Highway 4 ( Thanon Phetkasem ) from Bangkok to Prachuap Khiri Khan, and Chumphon, then onto Highway 41 through Thung Song, Phatthalung, Hat Yai, Pattani, and Yala.

Bus

Air-conditioned bus services are run daily between Bangkok and Yala from the Southern Bus Terminal.

For further information please call the Southern Bus Terminal at Tel: 0 2435 1119-200 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Thai Doen Rot Co.,Ltd ( Tel: 0 2435 7424 ) operates a daily bus service from Bangkok to Betong. The bus leaves the Southern Bus Terminal at 4 p.m.

Rail

Yala is 1,055 kilometres from Bangkok by rail. The State Railway Authority of Thailand operates daily rapid and express train services from Bangkok to Yala. Trains leaves the Bangkok Railway Station at 0.25 p.m., 2.45 p.m. and 3.50 p.m. For more information please call Travelling Service Unit, Bangkok Railway Station at Tel: 1690, 0 2223 7010 and 0 2223 7020 or visit www.railway.co.th.

Air

There is no direct flight to Yala but Thai Airways International offers flights from Bangkok to Hat Yai. From Hat Yai one can either take the train, bus, taxi, or air-conditioned van to Yala. Please call Thai Airways at 1566, 0 2280 0060, 0 2628 2000 for more information.