is a province in the South of Thailand that borders Malaysia.
Situated on the west coast in the vicinity of the Straits of Malacca
in the Indian Ocean.
Satun is about 973 kilometers from Bangkok. Its total area of
2,478.98 square kilometers also encompasses 105 islands. The
mainland's shoreline extends 144.80 kilometers in length.
Prior to A.D. 1813, Satun was a
district of Kedah, known as Mukim Setul, meaning "the district of
santol tree" Historical , Satun had a strong link with Kedah until
A.D. 1909, under the Anglo-Siamese Agreement, when the Siamese
government then agreed to relinquish the states of Kedah, Kelantan,
Tregganu, and Perlis to Britain in exchange for the British's
renunciation of its Extra-territorial Rights in Siam (former of
Thailand). The consequence of the Anglo-Siamese Agreement shifted
the status of Satun from being part of Kedah to that of Phuket and
later in 1925 was under the jurisdiction of Nakhon Si Thammarat.
When democratic reform was be one of the provinces in the South.
Satun consists of six administrative districts (Amphoe) and one sub
district (King amphoe): Amphoe Muang Satun,
La-ngu, Thun Wa, Khuan Kalong, Khuan Don, Tha Phae; and King Amphoe
Manang. The unique bi-cultural characteristics of the people in
Satun reflect social harmony among the people of two faiths:
Buddhists and Muslims. In addition, Satun also hosts the cultures of
an indigenous group called Chao Le (Orak Lawoi, Orang Laut or Sea
Gypsies) or an official label of Thai Mai (recently naturalized
Thai) whose settlements can be found on Lipeh Islands, Tambon Ko
Sarai, Amphoe Muang Satun; and on Bulone Island. These people
observe distinctively different cultures and traditions from those
of the local people.
is the southernmost province of Thailand on the west coast bordering
Malaysia and other Amphoes and province as follows:
North: borders Amphoe
Rattapoom of Songkhla, Amphoe Pa bon of Phattalung and Amphoe Pa
Lian of Trang.
East: borders Amphoe Sadao of Songkhla and Perlis of Malaysia.
South: borders Perlis of Malaysia.
West: borders Andaman Sea of India Ocean.
from Amphoe Muang Satun to other Amphoes (districts)
How to get there
The Transportation Company Limited provides daily services both of
non air-conditioned and air-conditioned buses, leaving from the
Southern Bus Terminals at the third kilometer on
Further information can be acquired by
calling 435-1199, 435-1200
Trains run daily from Bangkok to Hatyai. Visitors can take a taxi,
bus, van to Satun
Bangkok Railway Station , Tel. (02) 223-7010,
223-7020, 225-0300 Ext. 5100-3.
International offers daily flights from Bangkok to Hatyai. From
Hatyai visitors can take a taxi, bus, van to Satun. Flight
reservations can be made at Tel. (02)280-0060, 628-2000.