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Sukon Island

Palian, Trang

"Sukorn" means "pig" but there is not pig around these days. This small island is home to muslim communities away from mass tourism you can freely roam the empty beaches that lie side by side with stunning rice paddies and buffoloes grazing ground. In addition, it is renowned in the province for its delicious watermelons, which is harvested in March and April.

As the majority of the inhabitants of the island are Muslim, please remember to dress properly while spending time there as a gesture of respect to the local residents.

To reach the island, take a bus on Trang-Palian route or a van from Amphoe Muang for approximately 35 kilometers and board a ferry for a 40-minute crossing at Tha Kham Pier in Palian. Ferries leave twice daily at 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. Alternatively, visitors can board a boat at Ta-se Pier in King Amphoe Hat Samran. To reach this pier take Highway No. 404, turn right at Ban Na intersection and proceed for approximately 18 kilometers and turn left and proceed for approximately 7 kilometers. The total traveling time is 20-30 minutes. The rented boat costs 500 baht for 10 people. Accommodations on the island are available.

(source:http://travel.sanook.com/south/trung/)


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