Photo: A sleepy provincial capital.

Things to see and do

Thale Ban National Park

With headquarters just two kilometres from the Malaysia border checkpoint in Wang Prajan, Thale Ban National Park covers 196 square kilometres of jungle-clad Khao Chin mountains and extensive mangrove forest to the west. A couple of waterfalls are worth checking out on the way here, and you might spot some wildlife, but the namesake lake might disappoint when the lotuses aren't in ... Read more about Thale Ban National Park .

Satun National Museum
Satun Thani Soi 5

Set in the gorgeous Colonial-era Kuden Mansion, Satun's own museum is surprisingly extensive. The stately building once housed dignified guests like King Rama V and served as headquarters for Japanese officers during the Second World War. Beautifully restored in more recent times, it's now devoted to thoughtful displays covering the culture and history of Satun. Built by Govern Phraya ... Read more about Satun National Museum .

Khao To Phaya Wang Park

As if plopped here like a kid throws down a toy, a massive block of limestone with steep cliffs on all sides is the focal point of this public park just northwest of town. Popular with local couples and teenagers, it's a relaxing spot for a walk and a picnic. The entrance road takes you past a small botanical garden where dozens of monkeys greedily wait for their next bananas, purchasable ... Read more about Khao To Phaya Wang Park .

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Satun? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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