is an east-coast province in the south, adjacent to the Gulf of
Thailand, with the area of approximately 1,940 square kilometres.
There are two major rivers: Tani and Sai Buri. Being a civilized
town in the past, the present Pattani still maintains some ruined
ancient town in Amphoe Yarang. Due to its mountainous area and long
seashore of about 170 kilometres, Pattani has been an important
port and the centre of the administration, trading, and culture.
There are several tourism resources of nature, historical ancient
places, and traditional culture which have been the integration
of Thai, Chinese and Islam.
Pattani is administratively divided into 12 Amphoe: Muang Pattani,
Yarang, Nong Chik, Khok Pho, Yaring, Panare, Mayo, Sai Buri, Kapho,
Mai Kaen, Thung Yang Daeng, and Mae Lan.