Walking through Pattani old town and you might feel like the time stands still. Well-preserved, although some charmingly dilapidated, Muslim-inspired Colonial architecture reflect the rich cultures of mixed nationalities With a majority of its population being Malay Muslim, Pattani features jewels of Islamic architecture as in its Central Mosque. Built in 1954, this traditionally symmetrical Muslim icon boasts an exquisite main green dome surrounded by four minarets. It’s front and centre pool creates a serene reflection of faith. Also notable is the nearby Yaring Governor Residence that was built during the reign of King Rama V the Great and now a heritage of Thailand’s Deep South.
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Attractions near Pattani
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Krue Se Mosque
Pattani’s ancient and exquisite mosque that is believed to be from the era of Phra King Narai the Great (16thcentury). The bare brick structure features a mixture of Middle Eastern and European architectures.
Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao Shrine
Pattani’s main Chinese shrine dedicated to a much revered local Chinese heroine – Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao, this ancient and sacred grounds enshrines a wooden statue of the goddess along with other Chinese deities. An annual procession to celebrate the Shrine is one of the province’s main events.
Pattani Sky Walk
Located within the premise of the lush Princess Galyani Vadhana Public Park, this new item of the connected skywalk perches four-storey high; hence, a good spot to observe the treetops, Pattani’s Gulf of Thailand and the entire city.