This temple was built to prove that Narathiwat Province was indeed part of Thailand. At the time of construction, Narathiwat Province was part of Kelatan state, Malaysia, and thus under British rule. Following the construction of the Wat, the British relinquished their claim and agreed for the Sungai Kolok and Tak Bai Rivers to be the dividing line. Within the grounds there is an excellent museum ... Read more about Wat Choltharasinghe .
This small island lies straight across the lagoon from Tak Bai and is reached by a 500m long wooden bridge that spans the lagoon. The main attraction is the pretty much totally deserted beach which has very clear water and loads of privacy -- walk to the north for the more secluded areas. There isn't very much in the way of shade though as the coconut palms are very spread out. If you walk ... Read more about Ko Yao .