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Betong ( ) is a town (thesaban mueang) in southern Thailandmarker, near the boundary to Malaysiamarker. It is the capital of Betong districtmarker, the southernmost district of Yala Provincemarker. As of 2005, the town has a population of 24,688.

Betong is the southernmost town of Thailand. Across the Malaysia-Thailand border by the Kerohmarker pass is the state of Perakmarker. Betong is popular with tourists from nearby Malaysia .


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


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


  • Betong is also famous for her wonderful and gastronomic cuisine at an affordable price. A variety of Thai, Ethnic Chinese & Malay food has become a favourite to visitors especially from Malaysiamarker.[313309]


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