A low key spot
If Hat Yai is the financial and commercial centre of the far south, sprawling Yala feels like a bit of an afterthought. A well kept but little visited town, it is worth a look if you’re looking for a slice of the lesser–travelled Far South.
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Yala has suffered bombings and targetted attacks as a part of the long–running civil unrest in the Far South. Multiple bombings in 2012, 2019 and 2020 (among others) have killed dozens and wounded hundreds more. While tourists have not been a target of the attacks, please remain abreast of news developments.
Being the capital of a land-locked province, the locals appear to have a particular obsession with the water and open green space, and the capital has numerous examples of both. They’re also some of the friendliest we’ve come across in the region—perhaps in part because they don’t see all that many foreign faces passing through town.
While the parks, all located a long walk from the central part of town, are pleasant, they are hardly reason for visiting this low-key provincial capital. One highlight though is the outstanding seafood—so good it is almost worth staying an extra night to sample yet more ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)
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