Yala Travel Guide - Aiyoeweng Sea of Fog
An aerial view of Aiyerweng Skywalk (Talay Mok Aiyoeweng) at Betong – Yala Travel Guide

Introduction to Yala Travel Guide

Yala is Thailand’s southernmost province. Songkhla, Pattani, and Narathiwat are neighboring provinces. It shares Thai-Malaysian borders with the states of Kedah and Perak in the south.

Historically, the area was part of the Sultanate of Patani. In 1808, Pattani was split into seven smaller cities including Yala and Reman. The province was recognized as part of Siam by the Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909, negotiated with the British Empire, while Siam surrendered its claims to Kelantan, Kedah, Terengganu, and Perlis.

Yala, along with Phatthalung, is one of two landlocked provinces in southern Thailand. The province has a lovely and well-kept town with a variety of attractions. There are many waterfalls, caves, and other natural sites for tourists to explore outside of Yala city center.

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Credit: Aiyoeweng Skywalk, Betong, Thailand by Chanin Thienwiwatnukul

How to get to Yala

Map of Yala Province

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Top Attractions in Yala

Aiyerweng Skywalk

Aiyerweng Skywalk (Talay Mok Aiyoeweng)

One of Southeast Asia’s longest skywalks, with a breathtaking view of the sea of mist.

Wat Phuttha Thiwat

Wat Phuttha Thiwat

A beautiful Buddhist temple well known for its stunning modern Sivijaya style chedi.

Siam's Southernmost Sign

Siam’s Southernmost Sign

An iconic sign carved on marble near a Thai-Malaysian border.

Side Trips

External Resources

Yala Travel Guide - Betong Clocktower at night
Betong Clocktower during nighttime – Yala Travel Guide

Summary of Yala Travel Guide

Yala is Thailand’s southernmost province. It is one of two southern landlocked provinces with a Thai-Malaysian border. The province boasts a distinctive blend of Thai, Chinese, and Islamic cultural history. Yala is a well-kept but little-visited province worth a look for travelers seeking a taste of the less known Far South. Still unsure where to go? Please do not be hesitant to explore other popular destinations in Thailand:

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