Surat Thani

Surat Thani Province Thailand

Surat Thani - 'City of the Good People' is blessed with having coastline, forests, mountains and is steeped in history. It was once the capital of the ancient Srivigaya Empire.

The east coast is naturally low land, with the west being populated with mountains and forests.

There are many islands along it's coast, including Ko Samai - the third largest island in Thailand - Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Tao.

The islands each have their own individual characteristics, mainly bought about by commercial aspects. Ko Tao is famed for its coral reefs, whilst Ko Pha-ngan boasts huge moonlit beach parties.

The various river basins were home to disparate communities, from neighbouring countries, and still retain the Malay and Indian influences.

There are several known local delicacies. Oysters, Rambutans being amongst them. Though of course there is much more to Surat Thani.

Hand crafted silks are sought after from the area. They have unique patterns - created by the Muslim villagers of Phumriang.

Ang Thong Islands in Surat Thani Province ThailandNational Parks in Surat Thani

Surat Thani is well situated as a starting point for the islands, but also has much to offer the tourist and sightseer.

Islands and Accommodation Near Surat Thani