Phuphaphet Cave The world’s 4th largest cave, Phuphaphet Cave, located in Moo 4 Ban Khuan Dindam, Tambon Palm Pattana, Manang district, Satun. It is 500 meters long to the entrance of the cave that needs to walk up more 299 steps along staircases. That is quite exhausting before approaching to the entrance which is only a small hole. However, inside the cave is a very large and exotic space that has been said to be the largest cave in Thailand and the fourth largest cave in the world. The vast area of some 50 Rais inside the natural cave offers amazing beauty of stalagmite and stalactite that look like shining diamonds when reflect against light. The cave is separated into some 20 rooms with light up along ladders and walkway. Each room was named by its sight such as diamond curtain, serpent naga, corals, stone arch, diamond ring, Buddha’s head, upside down lotus, jellyfish, stone pole, sun supporting pole, ladder, pool, and stage room
.Walking further to the deepest part in the cave, a top hole on the cave’s ceiling where natural light shines to stalagmites and stalactites that gives an emerald sight of the room that became the name of emerald light room.The most beautiful room is the Phuphaphet room where exquisite stalagmites and stalactites are shining against light. A field survey by archaeologists from the Office of Archaeology and National Museum Songkhla in B.E. 2541 presumed that the cave might be the habitation of prehistoric human that was about 3,000 years ago. The archaeological remains were discovered such as bones of ancient humans and earthenwares.Later on, the cave was developed to be a tourist attraction.
*Traveling around the cave and forest, looking for Semang, Orangassi, Sakae or Sakai, depending on who will call it. But they called themselves “Mani” that have lived with ancient forests for a long time. The recorded forest, telling the history of the human before the stone age or about ten thousand to eight thousand years ago. The land is named “Miracle Earth”. How have they lived in this world for ten thousand years? …..With their own way, uniqueness, and identity of another species. The way of forestry life that is not to possess, intrude and destroy. Just find the food to eat day by day, digging potatoes, living in the forest for hunting, staying in peace, fun, enjoying not quarreling. They love giving not creating enemies with anyone, resting over the shack is enough for living, taking the leaves, rattan leaves, banana leaves to try to sleep with thatched roofs protecting from sun, wind, and rain is enough to tolerate living together. The food resources near their shack are almost empty they will expand and move to find new sources. This is just a simple life… The way of the jungle, when the dark comes just go to sleep. When the sunlight comes just moves new life. Mani – Forest Way, the knowledge of one’s own language. This is another nation that has always been together with peace. ‘Forest is precious, we must help each other prevent it’
*Khlong Lam Lone – Ton Sai Tan, the legend of the kayaking of Ban Wang Sai Thong. The mainstream of the forest that flows from the mountain to the sea; Pak Bara River to the Andaman Sea. Kayaking activities to watch the natural beauty on both sides of the canal. Adventuring in the water, strap on the rocks in the middle of the river. Some parts are turbulent, winding around the basin. Some places create challenges and exciting for a long distance, around 16 rapids. You have to exert rowing for the distance around 8 kilometers, and taking 2 hours. Clearwater, chilly flowing, and natural are so beautiful. And it’s so extremely exciting to see what will find in the path ahead, It feels fun, and exciting as well… Oh… Traveling until forgot the time “Lost in (love) forest” Right? Wow! Thinking about living with Semang, Kanung or Mani, Right?
Bakan Yai Community Based Tourism Parting sea, Red Dragon’s backbone beach, ecotourism attractions. Recommended Menu Yummy roasted big cockles, crabs, fish, prawns. Southern yellow curry with fish and pineapple.
Koh Khai เกาะไข่ 蛋岛 Koh Khai is between Koh Tarutao and Koh Adang and is a part of the Tarutao Marine National Park, around 20 kilometers away from Ko Tarutao. The main draw to Koh Khai is the giant stone arch on the island which is the gem of the island and has been regarded as a tourism symbol of Satun Province. It is also known as island of love. Some people believe that if you come alone and walks through the Stone archway will be successful in love and those who come together as a couple will be together eternally. However, there is also a nice sandy beach, clear water and some interesting outcroppings of rocks on the western of the island. There are no resorts or facilities on the island; the ways to get to Koh Khai is during your transport from Pakbara pier to Koh Lipe.
Koh Rok Roy เกาะรอกลอย Koh Rok Roy is located close to Koh Dong and Koh Rawi. The highlight of this island is a white sandy beach extending into the sea and close to Koh Dong. It is suitable for swim, take a picture, chill out on the beach and see the beautiful view of the sea.