Thai-Malaysia Border Its History, Importance and Tourist Attractions

The Thai-Malaysia border

The Thai-Malaysia border is where the two countries, Thailand and Malaysia, converge. Thailand (called Siam back then) has shared this border with England since 1909. Around that time, the latter started to have an influence over part of the northern area of Malaysia covering Kedah, Kelantan, Terangganu and Perlis, the states that used to be part of Thailand.

Thai-Malaysia border cultures and lifestyles

This border is where the Thai and Malaysian cultures and lifestyles are mixed. It reminds us of how Thailand was affected by the colonization. The provinces that are located near the Thai-Malaysia border are Songkhla, Narathiwat, Yala and Satun. This article will give you a brief tour of some of the places you can visit near these border areas.

In Songkhla , one of the major tourist attractions is Khao Nam Khang National Park. It is located in the districts of Nathawee and Sadao. This is where you can enjoy viewing trees and waterfalls. In this place, natural resources are abundant and the weather is cold the whole year. The animals you might see here include boars, bears, gibbons, panthers, turtles, hornbills and peacocks.

Samila Beach,Thai-Malaysia border

Samila Beach

Samila Beach can’t be missed if you go to Songkhla. It is located in the Mueang district. The beach has white sands. It has a famous symbol: the hair-combing mermaid statue which portrays the mermaid in Khun Wijitmatra’s tale.

Songkhla has a night market called Greenway. It is located in the district of Hat Yai. In this place, you can buy clothes, accessories and food. In Narathiwat, there’s a park called Aomanao Beach National Park. and this place, you can enjoy the peace as there aren’t usually many visitors.

The same province, you can find a waterfall called Sipo Waterfall. It is located in the district of Ra-ngae. This is also a place where you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere because it’s not crowded with people.

Banglang National Park,Thai-Malaysia border

Banglang National Park

If you go to Yala, don’t miss Banglang National Park to enjoy the natural scenery. It has Thanto Waterfall. This park is where Banglang Dam was built. If you like rafting, this dam should please you.

Another place to visit in Yala is the Betong district, located in the southernmost area of Thailand. Betong is surrounded with mountains. The weather here is cool. Usually, it’s foggy in the morning. Because of this romantic atmosphere, couples should come visit this place.

stegodonseacave,Thai-Malaysia border

Stegodon Cave

In Satun, travelers can visit a cave called Tham Le Stegodon, located in the district of Thung Wa. In this cave, there’re fossils of ancient elephants, Stegodons. This cave is often studied by geologists.

Wood bridge with sunset,Koh lipe,Thai-Malaysia border

Koh Lipe

Satun has a famous island called Lipe. It’s located south of Adang Island. You ’re encouraged to go diving to enjoy watching coral reefs and observe the sunrise and sunset.

Thung Bu Lang is where sunflowers are planted. If you want to take some photos of yourself standing in the middle of sunflowers. This is the right place for you.

Another place you should visit in Satun is Wang Prachan Market which is located so close to the border. In this market, they sell products from both Thailand and Malaysia. Many of these products are accessories.

However, the Thai-Malaysia border covers the areas that can sometimes be dangerous for travelers due to terrorism. That’s right but if you have a chance to visit any of them, you’ll be impressed and want to visit them again and again.

5 Must Visit Island Destinations in Thailand

Ko Lanta Island

Thailand has many beautiful and picturesque islands that travelers can’t miss. Next time you come to Thailand, why not plan for a few-day trip to one of them instead of staying only in the capital city? You won’t regret visiting that place. For those who haven’t gotten an idea of where to go yet, this article presents 5 islands a traveler like you must visit once in his/her life. Let’s see if you like any of them.

Koh Chang (Elephant Island)

This island is located in Laem Ngob (Ngob Cape) in the province of Trad. It’s the largest of all that are located in the Gulf of Thailand and the second largest island of the country. The sea water is clear. One of the characteristics of this island is that, even when it’s summer, the weather won’t get extremely hot there, because most of the area of the island is covered by a tropical rain forest. The activities available here include swimming in the sea, visiting a waterfall, trekking through the forest, riding an elephant, cruising, fishing and diving to enjoy watching coral reefs. You can visit, to mention some, Khlong Prao Beach, Kai Bae Beach, Than Mayom Waterfall and Baan Chang Thai.

Koh Chang is more than 300 kilometers away from the province of Trad. There’s more than one way you can get there. One is to drive a car. Pass through the districts of Pattaya and Sattahip in the province of Chon Buri and the district of Klaeng in the province of Rayong. Then, change to Highway No.3 passing through the province of Chanthaburi to the town of the Trad province.

There are ferry piers at Natural Bay and Center Point. Another way is to use a bus which is available at both Mochit Transport Station and Ekkamai Transport Station. The bus will arrive at Trad Transport Station. Then, to get to the pier at Natural Bay, you have to get on a two-row bus (called “song thaew” by Thai people). After that, you can get on a ferry to Koh Chang. Besides, you can also fly from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Trad Airport. Only one airline is available in this case: Bangkok Airways. There you can get to your hotel on Koh Chang by van.

Mu Koh Lanta (Lanta Archipelago)

Mu Koh Lanta is a large archipelago located in a district with the same name in the province of Krabi. It consists of Koh Lanta Yai (Big Lanta Island), Koh Lanta Noi (Small Lanta Island) and some other small islands. Most tourist attractions are on Koh Lanta Yai. On Mu Koh Lanta, you can enjoy the scenery, swimming in the sea or view the nature. Mu Koh Lanta National Park is one of the most popular places you should visit.

Koh Ngai (Ngai Island) in the southeast is one of the places where you can enjoy watching coral reefs in shallow water. Koh Ha (Ha Island) gives you the chance to dive to enjoy watching some manta rays. However, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation declares that Koh Ha be closed from July 1 to November 30 of every year.

Mu Koh Lanta is about 70 kilometers away from the province of Krabi. To get there, you can drive to Baan Hua Hin Pier where you can get on a ferry to Koh LantaYai. Besides, you can catch a bus from the Southern Bus Terminal on Borommaratchachonnani Road. Once you’ve arrived at Krabi Transport Station, you can then get on a van which can take you to your accommodation. Alternatively, you can catch a plane to Krabi Airport. From there, you’re encouraged to hire a car and drive to your accommodation.

Koh Lipe (Lipe Island)

This island is located in the southernmost area of Thailand. It’s in the province of Satun. The island is adjacent to the Malaysian territorial waters. The sea water is clear and it’s full of colorful coral reefs. It’s regarded as one of the most beautiful diving areas of Thailand. Some people call this island “Thailand’s Maldives”. You can enjoy some great views on Pha Chado (Chado Cliff) on Koh Adang (Adang Island),north of Koh Lipe. The Walking Street is one of the major attractions on Koh Lipe where you can buy food of various types. It’s located in the center of the island.

Koh Lipe has three beaches called Pattaya, Sunrise and Sunset. To get there, you can take a plane to Hat Yai. From there, take a van to Pak Bara Pier. From this pier, you can then take a ferry to Koh Lipe. You can also use a bus from the Southern Bus Terminal on Borommaratchachonnani Road to the district of La-gnu in the province of Satun. Then take a two-row bus to Pak Bara Pier and get on a ferry to Koh Lipe.

Mu Koh Similan (Similan Archipelago)

One of the world-famous places, this archipelago is located in the district of Khura Buri in the province of Phang-nga. The sea water is as clear as a mirror. The scenery here is fantastic. You can enjoy both diving and kayaking. Coral reefs can be watched in both shallow and deep water. Manta rays, whales and dolphins are some of the creatures you might see here. Koh Hu Yong (Hu Yong Island) is the longest of the nine islands of Mu Koh Similan. Turtles usually come to lay their eggs here at some time between November and February. To go to Mu Koh Similan, you have to take a ferry from Khura Buri Pier in the district of Khura Buri or from Hat Patong Pier in the province of Phuket. Mu Koh Similan is about 70 kilometers away from both piers.

Koh Tao (Turtle Island)

Koh Tao is located in the district of Koh Pha-ngan in the province of SuratThani. Because this island is located so far from the main land, in the past a number of turtles came to lay their eggs on this island. It was peaceful and had no inhabitants. Besides, Koh Tao is the world’s second largest diving area after Australia. In the history of Thailand, Koh Tao used to be where a prison was built. One of the most common activities here is diving to enjoy watching coral reefs both in shallow and deep water. You can get to Koh Nangyuan (Nangyuan Island) which is located in the north west to enjoy the scenery and peace.

To go to Koh Tao, you have to get to Thayang Pier or Rom Lom Phraya Pier in the province of Chumphon and get on a ferry. Alternatively, you can catch a ferry from Don Sak Pier in the province of Surat Thani.

Leave your luggage and go explore Hat Yai city

hat yai city

All luggage storage locations in Hat Yai are ready! Airport – Bus station – Train station

Luggage storage in Hat Yai city

If you’ve just come back from an island you might be interested to drop your luggage off somewhere and go walking through Hat Yai city. Therefore, we are proud to present to you all of our luggage storage locations in Hat Yai.

Hat Yai is known as the gateway to Southern Thailand; a city of Songkhla which is also an important area for trading and transportation too. Accordingly, many people arrive here to take a bus, train, or plane to the other areas of the country. This is another city that has great attractions, good air and, of course, good food to please any visitors.

But, before you go to explore Hat Yai’s good stuff, let’s take a look at some places that will allow you to release your shoulders from that heavy backpack.

1. Hat Yai International Airport

Luggage storage locations in Hat Yai

As shown above, there is a storage counter on the 1st floor, near the information counter.

Service time: 06:00 – 23:00

Price: 100 THB / Piece / Day

2. Hat Yai Train Station

Luggage storage locations in Hat Yai

The storage counter is outside the main building.

Service time: from 05:00

Price: 100 THB / Piece / Day

3. Hat Yai Bus Station

Hat Yai station
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The storage counter is close to the north building toilet.

Service time: until 21:00

Price: 100 THB / Piece / Day

Moreover, we would like to recommend our delivery service that will carry your bag directly from Hat Yai to Bangkok or Bangkok to Hat Yai.

Prices and Terms of service

700 THB per piece, weight not exceeding 25 kg

Add 50 THB per kilogram when the weight exceeds 25 kg, 100 THB per item when transporting on Saturday, and 100 THB per item if going to pick up at the hotel.

Send the bag before 12:00; pick up the bag the next day

* This price does not include sports equipment.

* Only available on business days

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For the most part, the most convenient way is to book online at

By selecting the Nationwide Delivery service, then select the delivery point (A) and destination (B)

After your booking has been completed, there will be staff to pick up the luggage at the point (A). As easy as that.

Luggage storage locations in Hat Yai

Additionally, for more information about AIRPORTELs luggage service, please contact us at:

  • Suvarnabhumi counter at the basement at the airport station
  • Don Mueang Airport Terminal 2
  • MBK Center Counter, 6th Floor, Zone B
  • Terminal 21, Asoke, 1st floor, Japan zone
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