Satun Travel Guide, Satun Travel Information, Satun Thailand

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Satun Province
Introduction
Koh Khai, Satun
Koh Khai, Satun
Satun is a small province in the south of Thailand that is located along the coast of the Andaman Sea. In addition to a border crossing with Malaysia Satun Province possesses picturesque islands, verdant forests, and a mountainous interior.

Satun, once part of an independent Sultanate, has had strong ties with Thailand since the Ayutthaya period and as mixed marriages between Thais and Malay Muslims has been common for centuries, many Satun people are Samsam, meaning a mixed person. While most inhabitants of Satun, including most Samsams, are Muslims, Satun has avoided the regional unrest occurring in other southern provinces.

Most visitors to Satun come to visit the province's spectacular national parks, including Mu Koh Tarutao National Park and Mu Koh Phetra National Park.
Borders
North : Songkhla, Phattalung and Trang
South : Malaysia
East : Songkhla and Perlis of Malaysia
West : Andaman Sea of India Ocean
Distance
Distances to Other Provinces
Songkhla 125 km Trang 140 km
Phatthalung 134 km    

Distances from Mueang District to Other Districts
Khuan Don 21 km La-ngu 50 km
Tha Phae 28 km Manang 50 km
Khuan Kalong 32 km Thung Wa 76 km
Festivals & Events
Satun Thai and International Kite Festival
Satun Thai and International Kite Festival
Satun Thai and International Kite Festival
When: February
Where: Mueang District, Satun Province
Kite playing competition, Thai and international kites show from more over 10 countries, beautifully decorated, loud, fly high, creative, marathon and local (WawKwai) kite contest, demonstration of making kite, Miss Satun contest, Thai Kite exhibition, cultural show and performances from famous artists every night at Satun Air Field, TambolKlongKud.
Floating Boat Festival
When: May, November
Where: Koh Lipe
Floating Boat Festival is held by fishermen living on Koh Lipe, Satun. On the 13th - 15th day of the waxing moon in May and November, sea gypsies would gather for the traditional 3 days and 3 nights celebration in the belief that the ceremony scares away bad luck and brings good fortunes for fishing.
Satun Chinese Vegetarian Festival
Chak Phra Festival in Satun
Chak Phra Festival
When: First day of September or October
Where: Po Jey Geng Shrine in Muang District of Satun
The province of Satun together with its city municipality will organize Satun Chinese Vegetarian Festival between first day of September or October every year at Po Jey Geng Shrine in Muang District of Satun. Many activities will be organized such as the ceremony where monks are invited to give blessings to the children, the fire-walking ceremony, and the dragon parade. At the festival, participants will be wearing white attires, and they will be able to eat varieties of vegetables and fruits during 9 - 10 days.
Chak Phra Festival
When: October
Where: Khuan Kalong District, Manang District
Chak Phra Festival is an outstanding annual celebration with its religious devotion, magnificent pageant and cheerful atmosphere. In October the festival celebrates the official end of the annual three-month Buddhist Rains retreat (Phansa). The Chak Phra Festival literally means the procession of pulling the Buddha images. The original stems from the Buddhist belief that during Phansa the Buddha went up to heaven to deliver a sermon to his mother who died after giving birth to Lord Buddha and was born again in heaven. The day of his return to Earth is called "Ok Phansa" and the festival marks that date. It is also an occasion for religious merit making and celebrations.