The Emblem of Satun

     Satun  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. 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 decromatic reform was be one of the provinces in the South. Satun consists  of  six  adminstrative  districts  (Amphoe)  and  one  subdistrict  (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 anong   the   people   of   two   faiths:   Buddhists   and   Muslims.  In addition,  Satun  also  hosts  the  cultures  o f 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.

Satun is the southernmost province of Thailand on the west coast bordering Malaysia and other Amphoes and province as follows:

borders  Amphoe  Rattapoom  of Songkhla, Amphoe Pa bon of Phattalung and Amphoe Pa Lian of Trang.
borders Amphoe Sadao of Songkhla and Perlis of Malaysia.
borders Perlis of Malaysia.
borders Andaman Sea of India Ocean.

Distance from Amphoe Muang Satun to other Amphoe (districts)
Tha Phae
Khuan Don
Khuan Ka-long
Thung Wa
Manang Subdistrict
50 kms.
28 kms.
20 kms.
29 kms.
76 kms.
65 kms.

How to get there
By bus
     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 Pinklao-Nakhonchaisi Road. Further information can be acquired by calling 435-1199, 435-1200

By Train
     Trains  run  daily  from Bangkok  to  Hatyai. Visitors  can  take a taxi, bus, van to Satun Contact : Bangkok Railway Station , Tel. (02) 223-7010, 223-7020, 225-0300 Ext. 5100-3.

By plane
     Thai  Airways  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.