Where is Ko Sukon Located?
Koh Sukorn is one of the most idyllic islands in southern Thailand in Trang province, where only a few tourists get lost. The Trang province is one of the most rural and remote regions of the country. Those who really want to move off the tourist paths will find their happiness here. Only a few visitors can stay in a few small guesthouses and the locals are always outnumbered on this small island, so that as a visitor you really have the impression of immersing yourself in the real life of the Thai population.
What Country is Ko Sukon in?
About 500 families live on Koh Sukorn. The less than 3000 inhabitants are spread over four villages and their main sources of income are fishing and the cultivation of rubber trees. Tourism plays only a very minor role. Koh Sukorn is also a sleepy nest when it comes to traffic. Only a few Pickups and cars are on the road. Mainly the residents of Koh Sukorn with the motor scooter, Tuk Tuk or just walk to move. Since the island is only four by eight kilometers in size and is largely flat, visitors can also move comfortably without their own vehicle.
The word Sukorn means pig. There are said to have been many wild boars on the Pig Island in the past, but today there are no pigs on Koh Sukorn, mainly because the inhabitants are Muslims and therefore do not eat pork. There are countless goats running between the fields and there are more water buffaloes than people on the island.