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Satun lies in a steamy jungle surrounded by limestone cliffs and since it lies on the Malay Peninsula, the Malaysian Langkawi Island is connected to Satun by direct ferry. The province has neither a train station nor an airport. The closest airports to Satun are Hat Yai and Langkawi in Malaysia. You can fly from Bangkok to Hat Yai then take a three-hour bus trip from the airport to Saturn. There are several buses that leave daily from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Saturn, the trip takes between 15 and 16 hours. And for train lovers, the nearest train station is also in Hat Yai and you can take a minivan or a bus from the station to the province. There are ferry trips from the nearby islands like Koh Lipe, Koh Bulon and Koh Tarutao. Buses and minivans leave also from Phuket and Trang. There are regular Songthaews to take you across the town from north to south. Tuk-tuks and motorbike taxis are also available on Satun.

Satun Information

The name Saturn is derived from the Malay word “Setul” which means “wild Mangosteen tree”. Thailand has four provinces which have a Muslim majority and Satun is one of them, due to its location which is on the Malay peninsula and the borders of Malaysia. Satun is also full of religious architecture, lots of friendly smiles, delicious food, and authentic charm. The province hasn’t been affected by violence and protests and that is why it can be considered as a safe place to travel.

Satun Highlights

Satun Mambang Mosque

Mambang Mosque
Since Satun used to be a small Malay state and the majority of its inhabitants are Muslims, the town has an Islamic architectural style. Mambang Mosque, also known as Satun Central Mosque or Masayit Mambang is located at the Satun town center. The Mosque’s roofs are arranged to make a pyramid. It is decorated with glass, glazed tiles, and marble. The building consists of two parts, the prayer hall is inside and there is a corridor outside that leads to a tower where there are picturesque views of the town.

Satun Khao To Phaya Wang Park

Khao To Phaya Wang Park
It’s a public park known for its relaxing and peaceful atmosphere that is suitable for long walks, romantic picnics, or meditation. The park is full of different kinds of trees and all around it, you’ll find rock formations, countless nooks, small caves at the base of the cliff, and towering trees. The area is surrounded by limestone hill and there are some restaurants close to the park but not inside. The monkeys will be waiting for their bananas which are easy to purchase from a nearby vendor.

Satun Satun National Museum

Satun National Museum
Also called Ku Den museum, it was built in 1916 during the reign of King Rama V. The construction started in 1898 and until world war II, Japanese soldiers occupied the building as their command unit. It was also used as other important official places like the Satun City Hall. Between 1997 and 2000, the mansion was renovated by The Fine Arts Department to be the museum it is nowadays. The museum is open every day except Monday, Tuesday, and public holidays.

Satun Phu Pha Phet

Phu Pha Phet
Phu Pha Phet cave is one of the most visited caves in Thailand. This cave was kept secret and it only has been exposed recently in 2010 to international tourism. The Diamond Mountain cave “Phu Pha Phet” is the 4th largest cave in the world and the largest one in Thailand. There are clear signs the whole journey indicating directions. Visitors will have to climb 300 steps to reach the actual cave. Steps are made of wood and they are safe.

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