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Yala Travel Tips ยะลา

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Yala ยะลา is a city on the southernmost part of Thailand, not far from the border with Malaysia. It is often called the cleanest city in Thailand, perhaps because it is quite neat. The city is laid out in a grid pattern. Many of its major roads are tree-lined.

The name Yala is said to have been derived from "yalo", a local word for "fish net". The town used to be part of Pattani, which was then a vassal state of the Sukhothai kingdom. It became independent when Ayutthaya fell to the Burmese. Today it is one of the provinces of Thailand.

The city is quite staid and outside the usual tourist trail.

Travel to Yala

The nearest airport to Yala is the one in Hat Yai, which receives flights from Bangkok. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bangkok. You can also take a bus from the southern bus terminal in Bangkok for Yala. The fare ranges from ฿609 for a 47-seater to ฿1215, for a 24-seater coach.

Travel within Yala

The form of public transportation in Yala includes songthaew (passenger pickup trucks) and motorcycle taxis.

Places of Interest in Yala

  1. Wat Khuha Phumuk
    One of the most sacred and important archaeological sites in South Thailand with a cave containing a 25-meter long reclining Buddha.

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