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Surat Thani

Dubbed the "City of Good People" and was once the seat of an ancient empireSurat Thani made it one of the oldest cities in Thailand. It lies in what was once the seat of a thriving empire that dominated the Thai region. Nestled on the southeast coast, Surat Thani is quickly becoming a popular getaway not only for tourists from central Bangkok, but also an accessible entry point for tourists bound to Ko Tao, Ko Pha Ngan, and Ko Samui.

Let's discover the best places you should travel to Surat Thani.

Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park hosts one of the oldest tropical rain forests in the world and one of the best places to visit in Surat Thani.

This park is known as the largest area of virgin forest in southern Thailand and the remnant of this forest are older and a part of the Amazon rain forest and is much more diverse.

Tours include jungle treks, elephant experience, kayaking and tubing on the river. The most popular tour in the area is to the Rajaprapa reservoir, also known as Khao Sok Lake. Here guests can sleep on rafthouses at the edge of the jungle and enjoy kayaking, birdwatching, and hiking in pristine forest.

It is a perfect getaway for tourists who are seeking adrenaline-pumping experiences. Some of the largest limestone mountains in the world also nestle in the park




Surat Thani City Pillar ShrineThis is one of the top historical places in Surat Thani. It gives you an insight into the life and culture of the locals, and tourists can also admire its magnificent architecture.

This place the history of Surat Thani and visitors come here to pray and pay their offerings to the ancestors daily. The temple is located near the Tapee river and is built with old Sriwichai architecture, like the famous Phra that Chaiya in Chaiya district.

At night, the temple becomes shimmering with brilliant light. Visitors here will easily walk to the main attractions around the city, such as such as Lam phu public park ,which is the island amid Tapee river, Ban Don pier and market.



Visit the Surat Thani Night Market
Surat Thani night market is a must place to visit if you are at Surat Thani Town. The food, and items offers there are quite cheap compare to other night market.

Surat Thani Night Market is a paradise of tropical fruits, and tourists can buy it in bulk at a cheap price. It has great food and lots of different and sweet dishes like chicken dishes, fruits, fish, vegetables and many more.

For tourists looking for unique weavings, they can buy the elegant Phum Riang silk. Produced in the Muslim community of Phum Riang, silk is one of the finest in the world. Visiting the market is one of the best ways to enjoy the Surat Thani nightlife.



In addition to the above outstanding attractions, tourists can also try the feeling of walking into the forest and riding elephants or experience many interesting activities at Khao Sok National Park. Or you can also try meditating at Wat Phra Borommathat Chaiya and many other fascinating activities.

The closest airport to Koh Phangan is Koh Samui and one can board a flight from BKK Bangkok International Airport. From there one can drive up to Big Buddha Pier and from there take a ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan.

Those are just some of the fun-filled things to do in Surat Thani province. It may not be as popular as other provinces. But thanks to that, it’s destinations are generally raw and pristine, making this ideal for solo travelers and backpackers.