About Yala

Standing in the southernmost of Thailand, Yala’s city is neatly planned with broad and beautiful roads. The province is rich in historical attractions, long traditions, and uniquely marvelous nature.

Yala’s population is a fascinating combination of Thai Buddhists, Thai Muslims, and Chinese Thais. With these different beliefs and cultural heritage, Yala is another great place for those who love learning about people. 

Yala Province consists of eight Amphoes, which are Mueang Yala, Betong, Bannangsta, Yaha, Raman, Tharn To, Kabang, and Krong Pinang.

How to go

Bangkok – Yala buses, both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned, are offered at the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Southern Line) every day. It takes around 17 hours. For more information, call 1490 or visit www.transport.co.th. A private bus service option is Piya Tour (call 0 2435 5014).

Online ticket booking is also available on www.busticket.in.th, www.thaiticketmajor.com, and www.thairoute.com.

There are trains from Hua Lamphong Railway Station to Yala every day. For more information, contact the State Railway of Thailand at 1690 or visit www.railway.co.th. You have to book at least three days in advance via 0 2220 4444, available from 8.30 am – 4.30 pm.

Online ticket booking (e-TSRT) is also available on https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/.


There are no direct flights to Yala, but both Thai AirAsia and Thai Airways International offer flights from Bangkok to Hat Yai. From Hat Yai one can either take a train, bus, taxi, or air-conditioned van to Yala.


Namtok Than To

Namtok Than To is situated in Tambon Tham Talu, on the Yala-Betong road (Highway 410), turn right at the 47-48 kilometre stone for about one kilometre. It is a large waterfall with cascading water running through seven levels with pools for swimming. The surrounding forest is lush with many interesting species including Si Yala with yellow blooms in February.

Namtok Than To

Piyamit Tunnel

Piyamit Tunnel