Satun Information

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.

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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 local people.

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.


Location

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 (districts)
  La-ngu                     50 kms.
  Tha Phae                  28 kms.
  Khuan Don               20 kms.
  Khuan Ka-long          29 kms.
  Thung Wa                 76 kms.
  Manang Subdistrict    65 kms.

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