Yala is a city the southernmost province of Thailand near the Malaysian border, and is administrative capital of Yala Province. It is the only landlocked province in the south. It is also the border province with an interesting history, fascinating culture, and beautiful scenery. The province has a unique mixture of cultural heritage of several groups: Thai, Chinese, and Malay. The city centre has systematic town planning and is one of the educational centres of the south as well.