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PATTANI
 
Pattani is the second smallest province of the South, coasting to the South China Sea for 176 kms. The general condition of the area is a low basin that suitable for cultivation, mostly covered by the fertile forest. Pattani is an important portal town that has many tourist spots and interesting culture and traditions.
 
Pattani was very famous in the old days as a town having a woman ruler. In the 7th Buddhist century, this city was a prosperous capital of Lunka Suka Kingdom (the independent stage of Thai Buddists) which cover the current area of Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat of Thailand and Kalantan, Tranganu of Malaysia. The traces of Pattani's old city are still left in Amphoe Rayang.

Tani and Sai Buri are two main rivers flowing on the land of fertile forest and mountian. The weather here is always warm, average temperature is 27.5 Celcius. There are 2 seasons here, hot and rain. Rain frequently falls in Dec. - Jan. Most people are Muslim farmers, but people in some villages on the eastern coast are mostly fishermen.

Outstanding places are Wat Chang Hai, the monastery where Luang Po Tuat had been living in a campus of Songkhla Nakharin University. Pattani's central mosque is the most beautiful one in southern Region being the center of Thai Moslems. Sai Khao is an important mountain in the San Kala Khiri mountian range. The biggest cannon, ever casted in Thailand, has been casted here and named "Nang', Phraya Tani".


INFORMATION
ADMINISTRATION  :  PATHUM THANI IS ADMINISTRATIVELY DIVIDED INTO 7 AMPHOES: AMPHOE MUEANG PATTANI, AMPHOE KAPHO, AMPHOE KHOK PHO, AMPHOE MAE LAN, AMPHOE MAI KAEN, AMPHOE MAYO, AMPHOE NONG CHIK, AMPHOE PANARE, AMPHOE SAI BURI, AMPHOE THUNG YANG DAENG, AMPHOE YARANG, AMPHOE YARING.
BOUNDARY  :  NORTH = SONGKHLA SOUTH = NARATHIWAT, YALA WEST = YALA, SONGKHLA EAST = THE GULF OF THAILAND
AREA SIZE  :  2,052.356 SQ.KM.
 


 
 

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