Betong, Thailand

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Betong town

Betong (Thai: เบตง, Chinese: 勿洞) is a town (thesaban mueang) in southern Thailand, near the boundary to Malaysia. It is the capital of Betong district, the southernmost district of Yala Province. As of 2005, the town has a population of 24,688.

Betong is the southernmost town of Thailand and, being located by the border with the Malaysian state of Perak, is popular with tourists from Malaysia.


The name Betong is actually the Thai corruption of Betung, its original Malay name means 'bamboo'.


The town was created as a local administration unit on September 30, 1939, when the subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) was set up.[1] The town was upgraded to thesaban mueang status on February 20, 2004.[2]



  1. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาจัดตั้งเทศบาลตำบลเบตง จังหวัดยะลา พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 56 (0 ก): 951–954. September 30, 1939. 
  2. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง เปลี่ยนแปลงฐานะเทศบาลตำบลเป็นเทศบาลเมือง (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 122 (Special 20 ง): 9–10. February 20, 2004. 

External links[edit]

  • Betong travel guide from Wikivoyage

Coordinates: 5°46′23″N 101°4′21″E / 5.77306°N 101.07250°E / 5.77306; 101.07250