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Administrative divisions of Pattani

Pattani is sub divided into 12 districts ( Amphoe ), which are further sub divided into

115 communes ( Tambon ) and 629 villages ( Muban ).

The districts of Chana ( Malay: Chenok ), Thepa ( Malay:Tiba ) and Saba Yoi

( Malay:Sebayu ) were detached from Pattani and transferred to Songkhla in recent

times by the Thai government.

1).   Mueang Pattani ( Malay: Patani )   2) Khok Pho    3) Nong Chik    4) Panare ( Malay: Penarik )

5) Mayo   6) Thung Yang Daeng   7) Sai Buri ( Malay: Telube or Selindung Bayu )   8) Mai Kaen  9) Yaring ( Malay: Jamu ) 10) Yarang   11) Mae Lan   12) Kapho

WARNING: Travelling to Narathiwat, Pattani, Songkhla and Yala provinces can be dangerous and is strongly discouraged by most embassies due to an insurgency between Malay separatists and the Thai armed/paramilitary forces and police. Since the start of the conflict in 2004, there have been more than 4,000 fatalities. Tourists have been killed during car bomb attacks in Hat Yai ( Songkhla Province ) in 2006 and in Sungai Kolok ( Narathiwat Province ) in 2011. However, it should be said that most attacks are aimed at the armed forces, police, government officials and people seen as collaborators with the Thai state. If it is necessary to visit, inform your embassy, remain cautious always and follow the advice of locals.

How To Get There


Pattani is about 1,055 kilometres from Bangkok. Visitors can use highway no.35 ( Thon buri - Pak Tho ) for about 90 kilometres, then turn left to highway no.4 to Chumphon for about 460 kilometres. After that, use highway no.41 or 42 pass Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Pak-nam Thepa to Pattani. The total distance is around 505 kilometres.


There are service of regular and air-conditioned buses of Transport Co., Ltd. The buses leave from the Southern Bus Terminal to Pattani every day. For more details, call 0 2435 1119 and 0 2434 5557-8 or visit www.transport.co.th.


From Hua Lamphong Station, there are both express and rapid trains to Pattani ( Khok Pho ) Station everyday. For more details, contact Service Unit at Tel:1690, 0 2223 7010 and 0 2223 7020. From Pattani Station, buses and taxis are available between Khok Pho and Amphoe Muang which takes about 29 kilometres.


There is no direct flight to Pattani. Visitors need to travel to Hat Yai ( Thai Airways International provided round-trip shuttle bus ( Hat Yai-Pattani ) twice daily free-of-charge for passengers who make the reservation in advance ). Alternatively, visitors can use regular bus or taxi from Hat Yai to Pattani for about 104 kilometres and travelling time is about one hour and a half. Flight information can be requested at Tel: 1566, 0 2280 0060, 0 2628 2000 or at Pattani Office Tel: 0 7333 5938.

Pattani Province, Page 2, Districts, How to get to Pattani.