|Pattani Tourist Information|
Pattani located on the east of the Gulf of Thailand. Pattani is a small Province among the five so-called Southern Border Province. Blessed with irresistable charms. It is rich in historical significance worth studying. Including impressive customs and traditions. as well as natural scenic beauty of its streams and falls.170 Kms. long golden beaches along the gulf and wonderful hospitality of the pattani people. All of which combine to draw thousands of visitors to the province annually Because of its location on the coast with two major rivers running through it. The pattani and the Saiburi River. most of the local people not surprisingly are engaged in agriculture and fishery . The province boasts docking facilities for both large and small vessels. It is also in an industrial zone to produce seafood of and now being developed into a center for the production of Muslim food for domestic consumption and export under the Halal specifications.
to see & do sights & experiences
The Leng Chu Kiang Shrine
Located within the Muang municipality of Pattani. Adherents of the Lim Koh Niew Goddess in the province fashion her image in cashew nut tree (the same type of wood on which the Goddess hung herself) and place them in the shrine which is revered by both the townspeople and neighboring townships. Ceremonies to pay respect to the Goddess and a procession in her honor are held every year during February-March (3rd month of the lunar calendar)
The Krue Se Mosque (Chao Mae Kim Kor Niew Shrine) Located in Tambon Krue Se, Muang District, on Highway no.42 (Pattani-Narathiwat) about 7 kms. from the provincial town. The mosque is of the round-pillar, brick-and-mortar style of the Middle East. The most significant aspect of the mosque is the unfinished dome roof. Legend has it that it could never be completed because of the curse placed on it by Chao Mae Lim Kor Niew. Nearby is the tomb of the Chao Mae (goddess). It is believed that the Mosque was built the reign of King Naresuan the Great (circa 1578-1599 A.D.)
Pattani Central Mosque
|Festivals & events what's
happening on the local scene
Chao Mae Lim Kor Niew Fair
With participation in worshipping ceremony and celebration With procession of the carved wooden sculpture of Korniew Chinese Goddess, and see ceremony of wading though water and fire and magic show to prove the holiness of goddess. The period of the festival is the waxingmoon of the third Chinese Lunar month.
International Fishing Fair Contest
Take part in Asian Fishing Sports Contest: see Southern Kronghuachuk bird championship contest, sheep fighting contest, show of native culture. The period of festival is about 9 - 10 May.
flavor from food to handicrafts
is a kind of food extract made from whole small fish of a certain kind, seasoned with salt. The sauce is eaten with rice in many ways like southern mix rice (Khao Yam)and it is a popular local food additive.
Dryed Cattle Fish
Made from fresh cattle fish. The good and delicious one are from Panarae District, visitors can buy them from souvenir shop in Pattani province.