River scene, Ko Tarutao, Satun, Thailand

River scene, Ko Tarutao, Satun, Thailand

River scene, Ko Tarutao, Satun, Thailand


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The sleepy but inviting provincial capital of Satun (pronounced Sah-toon) sits near the mouth of the Bambang River a few kilometres from the Andaman coast and a whopping 940km from Bangkok. While officially part of Thailand's "deep south" and home to a majority Muslim population, Satun has largely escaped the strife that plagues some of the neighbouring provinces. Satun is an entirely safe and very friendly place to visit.

Satun is one of Thailand's youngest provinces and don't be confused if you occasionally still see the Malay spelling of the town's name – Satul.

Despite the large modern mosque which dominates the central part of town, Satun is more ethnically diverse than most of the far southern provinces with Chinese and Thai communities mixing peacefully with the ethnic Malay Muslim population.

As with any Thai town, there are enough minor attractions to keep ... Read our complete Satun travel guide

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