Yarang Ancient Town of Langkasuka Pattani
This is one of the main attractions in Pattani and also one of the oldest remains of the ancient kingdom. If you are into the history of the Southern Thailand, this is the place you must not miss.
Yarang Ancient Town is the remains the oldest communities in the history of Southern Thailand. It is believe this is the location of ancient kingdom of Langkasuka which covers the area of Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat of Thailand, Kelantan and Terengganu of Malaysia. It was a port with long wide trading history with the foreigners since B.E.12. The structure of the ancient town was the large oval shape in the area of 9 square kilometres according to old documents of China, Java, Malaysia and Arab.
The location is at GPS Coordinate of 6.76069, 101.30762, near Ban Yarang School. Please use the GPS coordinate as the road signs directs to the main road of 4061 only. A few locals guided me to the Yarang Ancient Town. I met quite a few friendly locals in Pattani.
The Yarang Ancient Town housed in a small building. I went there late and I was the last one around. The building is not huge and these are one of the remaining ruins of Yarang Ancient Town of Langkasuka.
It is not a large site but only parts of the ruins are display here. If you look closely, the bricks are small and similar to some of the ancient sites in Siem Reap.
There is no entrance fee and you definitely need to drive here.
Remember to copy the GPS coordinate or else you will be having trouble finding the exact location.
Yarang Ancient Town of Langkasuka Pattani GPS Coordinate:
GPS: 6.76069, 101.30762