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Narathiwat to Kota Bharu

Istanbul, Turkey
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9 reviews
Narathiwat to Kota Bharu


My husband and I are in Bangkok this August and we would like to go to Perhentian Islands. The cheapest way is to go to Narathiwat Airport from Bangkok and from Narathiwat Airport to Kuala Besut by land. I've found from Tripadvisor forums that there is a van from Narathiwat Airport to Thai/Malay Border. How I can go to Kuala Besut from the border? And is this route I am taking between Narathiwat to Kuala Besut safe to travel?

Thank you,


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Ko Samui, Thailand
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1. Re: Narathiwat to Kota Bharu

There are travel warnings for the area... so it's up to you. There can be no guarantees . But I have driven through the southern provinces on motorbike, up from the east side of Malaysia with no problems. You encounter road blocks along the way, with very bored Thai soldiers.

Safer might be to fly into some where in Malaysia to get to your destination.

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