Whether coming from Malaysia or continuing your travels in that
direction, Hat Yai is an ideal stopover. Hat Yai, is in effect the
south's major city, its commercial, shopping and entertainment center.
Betong is a district of Yala Province,
situated in the southernmost province of Thailand in Sankalakhiri
mountain range. With an are of 1,328 sq. km, it borders the Malaysian
states of Kedah and Perak.
When mentioning Hua Hin, one pictures long, sandy beaches, unspoiled
and uncluttered. Hua Hin can be further distinguished as Thailand's
oldest beach resort.
Nakhon Si Thammarat is a southern Thai coastal province edging the
Gulf of Thailand.
Just a 30 minute drive from Hat Yai and accessible by bus or taxi
is Songkhla. In spite of Hat Yai's bright city lights, it is this
sleepy little coastal town, which is the provincial capital of Songkhla
Trang province borders Nakhon
Si Thammarat to the north, Satun and the Indian Ocean to the south,
Phatthalung to the east and Krabi to the west.
Beside considerable scenic beauty, Pattani is a province that is
predominantly Muslim, hence, a Muslim influenced culture.