This is the closest beach to town, a mere 20 minute walk, or 15B motorbike ride away. Backed by causarinas, the beach area is very popular on weekends but nearly deserted on weekdays. Made up of a few small bays separated by piles of rocks, the water is surprisingly clean and suitable for swimming, though most of the locals choose to paddle rather than swim laps. There are a limited range of food ... Read more about Haad Narathat .
Located 26 km to the north of Narathiwat on Route 42 en-route to Saiburi and Pattani, this small National Park is situated just to the south of Ba Cho (pronounced Bajo) at the base of a range of hills. The main attracttion here is the 60m tall Bajo Waterfall which flows through the park and is around 250m from the park office. The water cascades down a stone cliff before curling through the area, ... Read more about Budo-Sungai Padi Mountains National Park .
I'm reclining in the front passenger seat of a 40-year-old Mercedes 200 series as we pull up to the 10th military checkpoint in 20 kilometres en route to Hala Bala National Park in Thailand's strife-torn Narathiwat province. One of the soldiers, surprised to see a farang smiling at him, waves us through without a thought. My Yawi-speaking driver guns the car and goes back to yabbering about the ... Read more about Narathiwat: residence of good people .