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 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
Well-known foods from Satun
"Roti assorted with banana", "Roti
with curry", "Mataba",
Tareh coffee", and hot tea with milk
are served at "Mae Roti" on Tamma-ngong
Uthit Road, Amphoe Muang Satun. "Pa Samod"
or Muslim Salad and Ancient Noodles are served at "Sofia Restaurant"
at Km. 10 Tambon Ban Khuan, amhoe Muang Satun Tel. 074-721055. open
at 06.30 AM. till midnight.
Local desserts such as "Bada",
"Kouy Guda" and "Mamode"
or "Labanoon" are on sale at Satun
Market, 05.00 AM. - 07.00 AM.
"Jumpada" (a kind of jack fruit) is
available at Satun Market during June.
Satun is the southern most 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.
Distance from Amphoe Muang Satun to other Amphoe
Tha Phae 28 kms.
Khuan Don 20 kms.
Khuan Ka-long 29 kms.
Manang Subdistrict 65 kms.