Amazing Satun With Longtai Magazine

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Satun : one of the unfamiliar provinces among tourists, becomes well known in the late 4-5 years from its islands as the tourist attractions of the beautiful Andaman Sea. Let Longtai Magazine bring you to meet the charm of islands in Satun, the southernmost sea of Thailand and one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

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Tarutao Marine National Park

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Koh Tarutao,the main biggest island of Tarutao National Park, was candidated for UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1990. Its natural geography that located in the middle of the sea away from the shore made it become the political prison in the past. The prison was shut down and appointed as the first sea national park of Thailand in 1974. Tarutao National Park consists of complete natural resources with the natural and historical trails including many bays: “Pantemalaka Bay”, which is the area that the crystal blue sea contrasts with the powder-like white sand and the white lighthouse located in front of the bay and “Talowao Bay”,the most beautiful sunset viewpoint of Andaman Sea, with its huge rocks standing beside the harbor.

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Dive into Satun’s Undersea World

The highlight of Tarutao National Park is the charm and most beautiful underwater world such as coral reefs or sea life. For Longtai Magazine, snorkeling here is like admiring the masterpieces of art gallery with the perfect sunlight sparkling above the sea level. It is such a worth experience in your life.

 

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Koh Khai

A small island that was originally named from the stone arch in front of the beach, currently is the Satun signature. This tourist attraction has its belief that it would give forever love for a beloved couple who walks pass the arch. The island is surrounded by beautiful coral reefs and fine white sand

 

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Koh Lipe

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Koh Lipe is a small island in Tarutao National Park. It was surrounded by clear water, fine white sand and abundant underwater natural resources, which made this island become heaven for Andaman Sea and the center of tourism in Tarutao National Park. White sand dune intersects with the clear water that you could see the coral reefs. The greenery of trees from Adang National Park is the distinctive background and signature of Sunrise Beach. This beach provides you the most beautiful sunset view in the evening. If you walk through the end of the beach, you will find that it is also a great viewpoint too. The sunlight passes through its cloud and glitters into the water and sand with strange style palm trees. You can relax on the blue chairs beside the beach and enjoy the scenery happily. After the sunset, tourists enjoy strolling through the walking street which consists of many shops as much as you could imagine and hang out at the bar with the chill atmosphere. When you walk to the end of the road, you will reach “Pattaya Beach” that looks livelier than “Sunrise Beach”.

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Koh Adang

For those who desire peaceful and private atmosphere, you could reach Koh Adang by boat within 15 minutes from Koh Lipe. Koh Adang has its high hill geography around with a little beach area. You could enjoy many activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, getting a trail to the “Pirate Waterfall” or trekking to “Chado Cliff ”, which is the most beautiful viewpoint to see around Koh Adang and Koh Lipe.

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Jabang Channel

Jabang Channel is located between Koh Jabang and Koh Adang, a perfect diving spot which features colorful coral reefs like you are walking among various flowers garden underwater together with the clownfish and yellow stripe trevally fish flying around us like a butterfly in the sea.

 

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Koh Hinsorn

Koh Hinsorn has two big rocks amazingly overlap to each other as its name with the rock reefs around the big rocks. It is generally called submarine ridge by the people. It is easy to dive and enjoy the magnificent coral reefs. Koh Hinsorn is also a perfect viewpoint for sunset as it is the last island from the shore of Andaman Sea.

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Koh Bulon

Koh Bulon in Satun, one of many islands in Thailand with a beautiful underwater world, comprises 3 small islands respectively: Koh Bulon Maipai, Koh Bulon Lay, and Koh Bulon Don. Tourists can experience a fisherman’s daily routine and ways of life, relax and enjoy a quiet life at Koh Bulon Lay and Koh Bulon Don. These islands are 22 km away from the main land which is suitable for tourists who don’t have time for long stay or those who don’t feel at ease to sit too long on a boat.

 

 

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Koh Rawee

Koh Rawee is located next to Koh Adang. Most people commonly call them Adang-Rawee. Koh Rawee is rich with nature, forest and spectacular coral reefs which you can enjoy yourself. Koh Rawee is a popular stop during the trip since there are a lot of merchandises for the tourists. The signature of Koh Rawee is a white log that sticking out to the beach.

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Koh Rork-Loi

A small island with smooth fine sand is a prominent feature of this island. It provides clear blue water and colorful coral reefs. This is another beautiful diving spot.

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Koh Hin-Ngam

A small island is located in the south of Koh Adang. The main attraction is the stone beach which its ground covered by round black rocks. The stones are all perfectly round shaped by the movement of the sea. It is believed that if whoever takes any of rocks from the island, they will be cursed by Tarutao’s god.

Dragon Beach

A new and popular tourist attraction in Satun among tourists with a spectacular feature of 4-kilometer sand ridge looks like a dragon’s spine appeared when a low tide. The highlight here is fossil shell beach, filled with millions of shells shiny with the sunlight. It is absolutely worth for a visit.

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Stegodon Cave

Stegodon cave is named after type of fossil found in the cave which is dated to be over 1.8 million years old. It is four-kilometer long limestone cave with a stream running through the mountain. It is expected to be the longest cave in Thailand. In the cave, you will find many stalactites and stalagmites and its highlight stalactites form a shape of a girl with bangs hair style. You can enter into the cave by kayak or walk. It is a great destination for the adventure lover.

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National Museum of Satun

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This European style building blended with typical Thai style was built in 1898 by the Satun governor named Phraya Bhuminad Pakdee (Kuden Bingumae). It was originally purposed for the stay of King Rama V. Afterwards, it became a governmental office for a short period and is now a national museum, housing ancient antiques and exhibiting Satun’s culture and people lifestyle.

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Tung Nui Hot Spring

Tung Nui hot spring is the best final destination of travelling program in Satun. There is nothing closer to the feeling of the true Japanese onsen than the hot spring in Tung Nui. With nice green scenery of the hill behind, it makes you feel relax while hot water refreshes your body and mind and relieves your aching muscles. After this hydrotherapy, you will be ready for returning to the normal, working world.

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Story : LONGTAI Translate : LONGTAI Photographer : ADISON OPAPONGPHUN

 

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