Nähtävyydet
Destination
About Surat Thani

Surat Thani is a province in the lower southern Gulf of Thailand.  There are many big and small islands around the province.  Koh Pha-Ngan is one of the popular islands in Surat Thani.  It will be the favorite island of travellers who love swimming, sunbathing, listening to the sound of waves, going diving or snorkeling.  There are many packaged trips to choose, just prepare yourselves for the exciting experiences. 

Koh Samui is also on the list of popular islands.  Most travellers are fascinated by its white beaches, emerald sea reflecting blue sky.  Hat Chaweng and Hat Lamai are the beaches for sunbathing and swimming all day.  There are natural beauty of Hin Ta and Hin Yai – a surprising-shaped rocks in Hat Lamai.

 

Not only beautiful beaches, travellers can also go snorkeling or diving to see beautiful coral reefs, or go to Khao Tha Phet Wildlife and Nature Education Station which is at the 210 meter height above sea level to see the city’s view.  Visitors can enjoy seafood at the restaurants around Tapee river or having seafood with the sea view at Aow Ban Don Tai.

 

There are many delicious food and sweet in Surat Thani including Khanom Jung, Phumriang shell, oyster, Khanom Chin (thin rice noodles) with spicy curry paste in southern style, Khanom Chindae, and bitter beans which has its unique smell.

Tags

How to go

Air-conditioned busses depart from Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal to Surat Thani Province everyday. For more information call the southern Bus Terminal tel: 0 2434 5557-8 or visit www.transport.co.th

From Surat Thani there are three bus stations from which busses depart: Talaat Kaset 1 has bus service for travel within Surat Thani province; Talaat Kaset 2: has busses and minivans for destinations farther away, including Krabi, Phuket, and Hat Yai; and the New Station is for air-conditioned buses to Bangkok.

Trains leave Bangkok's Hua Lumphong Railway Station 10 times daily from 12 p.m. until 10.50 p.m. The trip takes approximately 12-13 hours. Ask for the train from Bangkok to Phun Phin, the closest station to Surat Thani City, located 13km away. A bus service between the station and the town is available as are tuk tuks and songtaews that service the ferry piers. For further details, please call 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 2223 7020 or visit www.railway.co.th

Thai Airways and Thai AirAsia have daily flights connecting Bangkok and Surat Thani. The flight time is approximately 70 minutes. Many consider the budget flight on AirAsia to Surat Thani a money saving alternative to more expensive flights directly to Koh Samui, though visitors should be aware that with transfers from Surat Thani airport to the pier and the boat ride to Koh Samui, the entire journey can take upwards of a full day.

insight Insight
general General Info.

Surat Thani is a province in the lower southern Gulf of Thailand.  There are many big and small islands around the province.  Koh Pha-Ngan is one of the popular islands in Surat Thani.  It will be the favorite island of travellers who love swimming, sunbathing, listening to the sound of waves, going diving or snorkeling.  There are many packaged trips to choose, just prepare yourselves for the exciting experiences. 

Koh Samui is also on the list of popular islands.  Most travellers are fascinated by its white beaches, emerald sea reflecting blue sky.  Hat Chaweng and Hat Lamai are the beaches for sunbathing and swimming all day.  There are natural beauty of Hin Ta and Hin Yai – a surprising-shaped rocks in Hat Lamai.

 

Not only beautiful beaches, travellers can also go snorkeling or diving to see beautiful coral reefs, or go to Khao Tha Phet Wildlife and Nature Education Station which is at the 210 meter height above sea level to see the city’s view.  Visitors can enjoy seafood at the restaurants around Tapee river or having seafood with the sea view at Aow Ban Don Tai.

 

There are many delicious food and sweet in Surat Thani including Khanom Jung, Phumriang shell, oyster, Khanom Chin (thin rice noodles) with spicy curry paste in southern style, Khanom Chindae, and bitter beans which has its unique smell.

The name of Surat Thani may mean "City of the Good People" but Surat Thani is also known as “the province of a thousand islands” -- many of which lay off the coast in the Gulf of Thailand, including the archipelago that contains Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and the Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park.

Once the refuge of backpackers, the islands of Surat Thani are now some of the most visited places in Thailand; however, there are a number of historical, cultural, and natural attractions on the Thai mainland to make a stop in Surat Thani province worthwhile on the way to or from the islands.

The largest province of the South, located 685 kilometers from Bangkok, Surat Thani means "City of the Good People". A former capital of the Indonesian Srivijaya Empire, Surat Thani remains a vibrant city that is both a commercial and transportation hub and an area with many historical and cultural attractions.

Surat Thani Province covers an area of approximately 13,000 square kilometers of high plateaus and forested mountains in the west of the province that diminish to low basins towards the eastern coast. This mountainous topography has created 14 river basins all of which flow east of the province to the Gulf of Thailand; similarly, almost all visitors to Surat Thani invariably head to the Gulf, where the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and the Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park are located.

Täkeimmät vinkit

  • While the weather is generally good year round, the best time to enjoy the islands of Surat Thani is between April and November.
  • Both Surat Thani city and some areas along the coast have a variety of accommodation options for visitors, including luxury hotels, guesthouses, beach resorts, and bungalows.

    As region of great historical importance, Surat Thani contains many historical and cultural attractions. However, it’s the natural attractions that are Surat Thani’s greatest assets, including the islands that lie off its coast.

    The numerous islands along its coast make Surat Thani a perfect getaway for vacationers from around the world. The ideal destination for many is Koh Samui, Thailand’s third largest island, and its neighbor Koh Phangan, a former hippie retreat that now hosts a raving mad full moon party. North of Koh Phangan is Koh Tao, renowned for its excellent coral reefs and affordable scuba certification courses. To top it all is the dazzling 250-square-kilometer Ang Thong Marine National Park, where a stunning archipelago awaits visitors with charming palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear water, and colorful coral reefs.

    Most restaurants on Surat Thani serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and southern Thai cuisine, which has strong influences from Malay and Indian cuisine.

    As in most provincial capitals, Surat Thani features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

    transport Transportation

    Surat Thani is a province in the lower southern Gulf of Thailand.  There are many big and small islands around the province.  Koh Pha-Ngan is one of the popular islands in Surat Thani.  It will be the favorite island of travellers who love swimming, sunbathing, listening to the sound of waves, going diving or snorkeling.  There are many packaged trips to choose, just prepare yourselves for the exciting experiences. 

    Koh Samui is also on the list of popular islands.  Most travellers are fascinated by its white beaches, emerald sea reflecting blue sky.  Hat Chaweng and Hat Lamai are the beaches for sunbathing and swimming all day.  There are natural beauty of Hin Ta and Hin Yai – a surprising-shaped rocks in Hat Lamai.

     

    Not only beautiful beaches, travellers can also go snorkeling or diving to see beautiful coral reefs, or go to Khao Tha Phet Wildlife and Nature Education Station which is at the 210 meter height above sea level to see the city’s view.  Visitors can enjoy seafood at the restaurants around Tapee river or having seafood with the sea view at Aow Ban Don Tai.

     

    There are many delicious food and sweet in Surat Thani including Khanom Jung, Phumriang shell, oyster, Khanom Chin (thin rice noodles) with spicy curry paste in southern style, Khanom Chindae, and bitter beans which has its unique smell.

    The name of Surat Thani may mean "City of the Good People" but Surat Thani is also known as “the province of a thousand islands” -- many of which lay off the coast in the Gulf of Thailand, including the archipelago that contains Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and the Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park.

    Once the refuge of backpackers, the islands of Surat Thani are now some of the most visited places in Thailand; however, there are a number of historical, cultural, and natural attractions on the Thai mainland to make a stop in Surat Thani province worthwhile on the way to or from the islands.

    The largest province of the South, located 685 kilometers from Bangkok, Surat Thani means "City of the Good People". A former capital of the Indonesian Srivijaya Empire, Surat Thani remains a vibrant city that is both a commercial and transportation hub and an area with many historical and cultural attractions.

    Surat Thani Province covers an area of approximately 13,000 square kilometers of high plateaus and forested mountains in the west of the province that diminish to low basins towards the eastern coast. This mountainous topography has created 14 river basins all of which flow east of the province to the Gulf of Thailand; similarly, almost all visitors to Surat Thani invariably head to the Gulf, where the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and the Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park are located.

    Täkeimmät vinkit

  • While the weather is generally good year round, the best time to enjoy the islands of Surat Thani is between April and November.
  • Both Surat Thani city and some areas along the coast have a variety of accommodation options for visitors, including luxury hotels, guesthouses, beach resorts, and bungalows.

    As region of great historical importance, Surat Thani contains many historical and cultural attractions. However, it’s the natural attractions that are Surat Thani’s greatest assets, including the islands that lie off its coast.

    The numerous islands along its coast make Surat Thani a perfect getaway for vacationers from around the world. The ideal destination for many is Koh Samui, Thailand’s third largest island, and its neighbor Koh Phangan, a former hippie retreat that now hosts a raving mad full moon party. North of Koh Phangan is Koh Tao, renowned for its excellent coral reefs and affordable scuba certification courses. To top it all is the dazzling 250-square-kilometer Ang Thong Marine National Park, where a stunning archipelago awaits visitors with charming palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear water, and colorful coral reefs.

    Most restaurants on Surat Thani serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and southern Thai cuisine, which has strong influences from Malay and Indian cuisine.

    As in most provincial capitals, Surat Thani features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

    accommodation Majoitus

    Surat Thani is a province in the lower southern Gulf of Thailand.  There are many big and small islands around the province.  Koh Pha-Ngan is one of the popular islands in Surat Thani.  It will be the favorite island of travellers who love swimming, sunbathing, listening to the sound of waves, going diving or snorkeling.  There are many packaged trips to choose, just prepare yourselves for the exciting experiences. 

    Koh Samui is also on the list of popular islands.  Most travellers are fascinated by its white beaches, emerald sea reflecting blue sky.  Hat Chaweng and Hat Lamai are the beaches for sunbathing and swimming all day.  There are natural beauty of Hin Ta and Hin Yai – a surprising-shaped rocks in Hat Lamai.

     

    Not only beautiful beaches, travellers can also go snorkeling or diving to see beautiful coral reefs, or go to Khao Tha Phet Wildlife and Nature Education Station which is at the 210 meter height above sea level to see the city’s view.  Visitors can enjoy seafood at the restaurants around Tapee river or having seafood with the sea view at Aow Ban Don Tai.

     

    There are many delicious food and sweet in Surat Thani including Khanom Jung, Phumriang shell, oyster, Khanom Chin (thin rice noodles) with spicy curry paste in southern style, Khanom Chindae, and bitter beans which has its unique smell.

    The name of Surat Thani may mean "City of the Good People" but Surat Thani is also known as “the province of a thousand islands” -- many of which lay off the coast in the Gulf of Thailand, including the archipelago that contains Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and the Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park.

    Once the refuge of backpackers, the islands of Surat Thani are now some of the most visited places in Thailand; however, there are a number of historical, cultural, and natural attractions on the Thai mainland to make a stop in Surat Thani province worthwhile on the way to or from the islands.

    The largest province of the South, located 685 kilometers from Bangkok, Surat Thani means "City of the Good People". A former capital of the Indonesian Srivijaya Empire, Surat Thani remains a vibrant city that is both a commercial and transportation hub and an area with many historical and cultural attractions.

    Surat Thani Province covers an area of approximately 13,000 square kilometers of high plateaus and forested mountains in the west of the province that diminish to low basins towards the eastern coast. This mountainous topography has created 14 river basins all of which flow east of the province to the Gulf of Thailand; similarly, almost all visitors to Surat Thani invariably head to the Gulf, where the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and the Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park are located.

    Täkeimmät vinkit

  • While the weather is generally good year round, the best time to enjoy the islands of Surat Thani is between April and November.
  • Both Surat Thani city and some areas along the coast have a variety of accommodation options for visitors, including luxury hotels, guesthouses, beach resorts, and bungalows.

    As region of great historical importance, Surat Thani contains many historical and cultural attractions. However, it’s the natural attractions that are Surat Thani’s greatest assets, including the islands that lie off its coast.

    The numerous islands along its coast make Surat Thani a perfect getaway for vacationers from around the world. The ideal destination for many is Koh Samui, Thailand’s third largest island, and its neighbor Koh Phangan, a former hippie retreat that now hosts a raving mad full moon party. North of Koh Phangan is Koh Tao, renowned for its excellent coral reefs and affordable scuba certification courses. To top it all is the dazzling 250-square-kilometer Ang Thong Marine National Park, where a stunning archipelago awaits visitors with charming palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear water, and colorful coral reefs.

    Most restaurants on Surat Thani serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and southern Thai cuisine, which has strong influences from Malay and Indian cuisine.

    As in most provincial capitals, Surat Thani features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

    Surat Thani is a province in the lower southern Gulf of Thailand.  There are many big and small islands around the province.  Koh Pha-Ngan is one of the popular islands in Surat Thani.  It will be the favorite island of travellers who love swimming, sunbathing, listening to the sound of waves, going diving or snorkeling.  There are many packaged trips to choose, just prepare yourselves for the exciting experiences. 

    Koh Samui is also on the list of popular islands.  Most travellers are fascinated by its white beaches, emerald sea reflecting blue sky.  Hat Chaweng and Hat Lamai are the beaches for sunbathing and swimming all day.  There are natural beauty of Hin Ta and Hin Yai – a surprising-shaped rocks in Hat Lamai.

     

    Not only beautiful beaches, travellers can also go snorkeling or diving to see beautiful coral reefs, or go to Khao Tha Phet Wildlife and Nature Education Station which is at the 210 meter height above sea level to see the city’s view.  Visitors can enjoy seafood at the restaurants around Tapee river or having seafood with the sea view at Aow Ban Don Tai.

     

    There are many delicious food and sweet in Surat Thani including Khanom Jung, Phumriang shell, oyster, Khanom Chin (thin rice noodles) with spicy curry paste in southern style, Khanom Chindae, and bitter beans which has its unique smell.

    The name of Surat Thani may mean "City of the Good People" but Surat Thani is also known as “the province of a thousand islands” -- many of which lay off the coast in the Gulf of Thailand, including the archipelago that contains Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and the Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park.

    Once the refuge of backpackers, the islands of Surat Thani are now some of the most visited places in Thailand; however, there are a number of historical, cultural, and natural attractions on the Thai mainland to make a stop in Surat Thani province worthwhile on the way to or from the islands.

    The largest province of the South, located 685 kilometers from Bangkok, Surat Thani means "City of the Good People". A former capital of the Indonesian Srivijaya Empire, Surat Thani remains a vibrant city that is both a commercial and transportation hub and an area with many historical and cultural attractions.

    Surat Thani Province covers an area of approximately 13,000 square kilometers of high plateaus and forested mountains in the west of the province that diminish to low basins towards the eastern coast. This mountainous topography has created 14 river basins all of which flow east of the province to the Gulf of Thailand; similarly, almost all visitors to Surat Thani invariably head to the Gulf, where the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and the Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park are located.

    Täkeimmät vinkit

  • While the weather is generally good year round, the best time to enjoy the islands of Surat Thani is between April and November.
  • Both Surat Thani city and some areas along the coast have a variety of accommodation options for visitors, including luxury hotels, guesthouses, beach resorts, and bungalows.

    As region of great historical importance, Surat Thani contains many historical and cultural attractions. However, it’s the natural attractions that are Surat Thani’s greatest assets, including the islands that lie off its coast.

    The numerous islands along its coast make Surat Thani a perfect getaway for vacationers from around the world. The ideal destination for many is Koh Samui, Thailand’s third largest island, and its neighbor Koh Phangan, a former hippie retreat that now hosts a raving mad full moon party. North of Koh Phangan is Koh Tao, renowned for its excellent coral reefs and affordable scuba certification courses. To top it all is the dazzling 250-square-kilometer Ang Thong Marine National Park, where a stunning archipelago awaits visitors with charming palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear water, and colorful coral reefs.

    Most restaurants on Surat Thani serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and southern Thai cuisine, which has strong influences from Malay and Indian cuisine.

    As in most provincial capitals, Surat Thani features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

    wheretogo Minne mennä

    Surat Thani is a province in the lower southern Gulf of Thailand.  There are many big and small islands around the province.  Koh Pha-Ngan is one of the popular islands in Surat Thani.  It will be the favorite island of travellers who love swimming, sunbathing, listening to the sound of waves, going diving or snorkeling.  There are many packaged trips to choose, just prepare yourselves for the exciting experiences. 

    Koh Samui is also on the list of popular islands.  Most travellers are fascinated by its white beaches, emerald sea reflecting blue sky.  Hat Chaweng and Hat Lamai are the beaches for sunbathing and swimming all day.  There are natural beauty of Hin Ta and Hin Yai – a surprising-shaped rocks in Hat Lamai.

     

    Not only beautiful beaches, travellers can also go snorkeling or diving to see beautiful coral reefs, or go to Khao Tha Phet Wildlife and Nature Education Station which is at the 210 meter height above sea level to see the city’s view.  Visitors can enjoy seafood at the restaurants around Tapee river or having seafood with the sea view at Aow Ban Don Tai.

     

    There are many delicious food and sweet in Surat Thani including Khanom Jung, Phumriang shell, oyster, Khanom Chin (thin rice noodles) with spicy curry paste in southern style, Khanom Chindae, and bitter beans which has its unique smell.

    The name of Surat Thani may mean "City of the Good People" but Surat Thani is also known as “the province of a thousand islands” -- many of which lay off the coast in the Gulf of Thailand, including the archipelago that contains Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and the Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park.

    Once the refuge of backpackers, the islands of Surat Thani are now some of the most visited places in Thailand; however, there are a number of historical, cultural, and natural attractions on the Thai mainland to make a stop in Surat Thani province worthwhile on the way to or from the islands.

    The largest province of the South, located 685 kilometers from Bangkok, Surat Thani means "City of the Good People". A former capital of the Indonesian Srivijaya Empire, Surat Thani remains a vibrant city that is both a commercial and transportation hub and an area with many historical and cultural attractions.

    Surat Thani Province covers an area of approximately 13,000 square kilometers of high plateaus and forested mountains in the west of the province that diminish to low basins towards the eastern coast. This mountainous topography has created 14 river basins all of which flow east of the province to the Gulf of Thailand; similarly, almost all visitors to Surat Thani invariably head to the Gulf, where the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and the Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park are located.

    Täkeimmät vinkit

  • While the weather is generally good year round, the best time to enjoy the islands of Surat Thani is between April and November.
  • Both Surat Thani city and some areas along the coast have a variety of accommodation options for visitors, including luxury hotels, guesthouses, beach resorts, and bungalows.

    As region of great historical importance, Surat Thani contains many historical and cultural attractions. However, it’s the natural attractions that are Surat Thani’s greatest assets, including the islands that lie off its coast.

    The numerous islands along its coast make Surat Thani a perfect getaway for vacationers from around the world. The ideal destination for many is Koh Samui, Thailand’s third largest island, and its neighbor Koh Phangan, a former hippie retreat that now hosts a raving mad full moon party. North of Koh Phangan is Koh Tao, renowned for its excellent coral reefs and affordable scuba certification courses. To top it all is the dazzling 250-square-kilometer Ang Thong Marine National Park, where a stunning archipelago awaits visitors with charming palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear water, and colorful coral reefs.

    Most restaurants on Surat Thani serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and southern Thai cuisine, which has strong influences from Malay and Indian cuisine.

    As in most provincial capitals, Surat Thani features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

    thingstodo Things to do

    Surat Thani is a province in the lower southern Gulf of Thailand.  There are many big and small islands around the province.  Koh Pha-Ngan is one of the popular islands in Surat Thani.  It will be the favorite island of travellers who love swimming, sunbathing, listening to the sound of waves, going diving or snorkeling.  There are many packaged trips to choose, just prepare yourselves for the exciting experiences. 

    Koh Samui is also on the list of popular islands.  Most travellers are fascinated by its white beaches, emerald sea reflecting blue sky.  Hat Chaweng and Hat Lamai are the beaches for sunbathing and swimming all day.  There are natural beauty of Hin Ta and Hin Yai – a surprising-shaped rocks in Hat Lamai.

     

    Not only beautiful beaches, travellers can also go snorkeling or diving to see beautiful coral reefs, or go to Khao Tha Phet Wildlife and Nature Education Station which is at the 210 meter height above sea level to see the city’s view.  Visitors can enjoy seafood at the restaurants around Tapee river or having seafood with the sea view at Aow Ban Don Tai.

     

    There are many delicious food and sweet in Surat Thani including Khanom Jung, Phumriang shell, oyster, Khanom Chin (thin rice noodles) with spicy curry paste in southern style, Khanom Chindae, and bitter beans which has its unique smell.

    The name of Surat Thani may mean "City of the Good People" but Surat Thani is also known as “the province of a thousand islands” -- many of which lay off the coast in the Gulf of Thailand, including the archipelago that contains Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and the Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park.

    Once the refuge of backpackers, the islands of Surat Thani are now some of the most visited places in Thailand; however, there are a number of historical, cultural, and natural attractions on the Thai mainland to make a stop in Surat Thani province worthwhile on the way to or from the islands.

    The largest province of the South, located 685 kilometers from Bangkok, Surat Thani means "City of the Good People". A former capital of the Indonesian Srivijaya Empire, Surat Thani remains a vibrant city that is both a commercial and transportation hub and an area with many historical and cultural attractions.

    Surat Thani Province covers an area of approximately 13,000 square kilometers of high plateaus and forested mountains in the west of the province that diminish to low basins towards the eastern coast. This mountainous topography has created 14 river basins all of which flow east of the province to the Gulf of Thailand; similarly, almost all visitors to Surat Thani invariably head to the Gulf, where the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and the Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park are located.

    Täkeimmät vinkit

  • While the weather is generally good year round, the best time to enjoy the islands of Surat Thani is between April and November.
  • Both Surat Thani city and some areas along the coast have a variety of accommodation options for visitors, including luxury hotels, guesthouses, beach resorts, and bungalows.

    As region of great historical importance, Surat Thani contains many historical and cultural attractions. However, it’s the natural attractions that are Surat Thani’s greatest assets, including the islands that lie off its coast.

    The numerous islands along its coast make Surat Thani a perfect getaway for vacationers from around the world. The ideal destination for many is Koh Samui, Thailand’s third largest island, and its neighbor Koh Phangan, a former hippie retreat that now hosts a raving mad full moon party. North of Koh Phangan is Koh Tao, renowned for its excellent coral reefs and affordable scuba certification courses. To top it all is the dazzling 250-square-kilometer Ang Thong Marine National Park, where a stunning archipelago awaits visitors with charming palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear water, and colorful coral reefs.

    Most restaurants on Surat Thani serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and southern Thai cuisine, which has strong influences from Malay and Indian cuisine.

    As in most provincial capitals, Surat Thani features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

    foodanddrink Ruoka ja juoma

    Surat Thani is a province in the lower southern Gulf of Thailand.  There are many big and small islands around the province.  Koh Pha-Ngan is one of the popular islands in Surat Thani.  It will be the favorite island of travellers who love swimming, sunbathing, listening to the sound of waves, going diving or snorkeling.  There are many packaged trips to choose, just prepare yourselves for the exciting experiences. 

    Koh Samui is also on the list of popular islands.  Most travellers are fascinated by its white beaches, emerald sea reflecting blue sky.  Hat Chaweng and Hat Lamai are the beaches for sunbathing and swimming all day.  There are natural beauty of Hin Ta and Hin Yai – a surprising-shaped rocks in Hat Lamai.

     

    Not only beautiful beaches, travellers can also go snorkeling or diving to see beautiful coral reefs, or go to Khao Tha Phet Wildlife and Nature Education Station which is at the 210 meter height above sea level to see the city’s view.  Visitors can enjoy seafood at the restaurants around Tapee river or having seafood with the sea view at Aow Ban Don Tai.

     

    There are many delicious food and sweet in Surat Thani including Khanom Jung, Phumriang shell, oyster, Khanom Chin (thin rice noodles) with spicy curry paste in southern style, Khanom Chindae, and bitter beans which has its unique smell.

    The name of Surat Thani may mean "City of the Good People" but Surat Thani is also known as “the province of a thousand islands” -- many of which lay off the coast in the Gulf of Thailand, including the archipelago that contains Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and the Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park.

    Once the refuge of backpackers, the islands of Surat Thani are now some of the most visited places in Thailand; however, there are a number of historical, cultural, and natural attractions on the Thai mainland to make a stop in Surat Thani province worthwhile on the way to or from the islands.

    The largest province of the South, located 685 kilometers from Bangkok, Surat Thani means "City of the Good People". A former capital of the Indonesian Srivijaya Empire, Surat Thani remains a vibrant city that is both a commercial and transportation hub and an area with many historical and cultural attractions.

    Surat Thani Province covers an area of approximately 13,000 square kilometers of high plateaus and forested mountains in the west of the province that diminish to low basins towards the eastern coast. This mountainous topography has created 14 river basins all of which flow east of the province to the Gulf of Thailand; similarly, almost all visitors to Surat Thani invariably head to the Gulf, where the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and the Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park are located.

    Täkeimmät vinkit

  • While the weather is generally good year round, the best time to enjoy the islands of Surat Thani is between April and November.
  • Both Surat Thani city and some areas along the coast have a variety of accommodation options for visitors, including luxury hotels, guesthouses, beach resorts, and bungalows.

    As region of great historical importance, Surat Thani contains many historical and cultural attractions. However, it’s the natural attractions that are Surat Thani’s greatest assets, including the islands that lie off its coast.

    The numerous islands along its coast make Surat Thani a perfect getaway for vacationers from around the world. The ideal destination for many is Koh Samui, Thailand’s third largest island, and its neighbor Koh Phangan, a former hippie retreat that now hosts a raving mad full moon party. North of Koh Phangan is Koh Tao, renowned for its excellent coral reefs and affordable scuba certification courses. To top it all is the dazzling 250-square-kilometer Ang Thong Marine National Park, where a stunning archipelago awaits visitors with charming palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear water, and colorful coral reefs.

    Most restaurants on Surat Thani serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and southern Thai cuisine, which has strong influences from Malay and Indian cuisine.

    As in most provincial capitals, Surat Thani features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

    shopping Ostokset

    Surat Thani is a province in the lower southern Gulf of Thailand.  There are many big and small islands around the province.  Koh Pha-Ngan is one of the popular islands in Surat Thani.  It will be the favorite island of travellers who love swimming, sunbathing, listening to the sound of waves, going diving or snorkeling.  There are many packaged trips to choose, just prepare yourselves for the exciting experiences. 

    Koh Samui is also on the list of popular islands.  Most travellers are fascinated by its white beaches, emerald sea reflecting blue sky.  Hat Chaweng and Hat Lamai are the beaches for sunbathing and swimming all day.  There are natural beauty of Hin Ta and Hin Yai – a surprising-shaped rocks in Hat Lamai.

     

    Not only beautiful beaches, travellers can also go snorkeling or diving to see beautiful coral reefs, or go to Khao Tha Phet Wildlife and Nature Education Station which is at the 210 meter height above sea level to see the city’s view.  Visitors can enjoy seafood at the restaurants around Tapee river or having seafood with the sea view at Aow Ban Don Tai.

     

    There are many delicious food and sweet in Surat Thani including Khanom Jung, Phumriang shell, oyster, Khanom Chin (thin rice noodles) with spicy curry paste in southern style, Khanom Chindae, and bitter beans which has its unique smell.

    The name of Surat Thani may mean "City of the Good People" but Surat Thani is also known as “the province of a thousand islands” -- many of which lay off the coast in the Gulf of Thailand, including the archipelago that contains Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and the Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park.

    Once the refuge of backpackers, the islands of Surat Thani are now some of the most visited places in Thailand; however, there are a number of historical, cultural, and natural attractions on the Thai mainland to make a stop in Surat Thani province worthwhile on the way to or from the islands.

    The largest province of the South, located 685 kilometers from Bangkok, Surat Thani means "City of the Good People". A former capital of the Indonesian Srivijaya Empire, Surat Thani remains a vibrant city that is both a commercial and transportation hub and an area with many historical and cultural attractions.

    Surat Thani Province covers an area of approximately 13,000 square kilometers of high plateaus and forested mountains in the west of the province that diminish to low basins towards the eastern coast. This mountainous topography has created 14 river basins all of which flow east of the province to the Gulf of Thailand; similarly, almost all visitors to Surat Thani invariably head to the Gulf, where the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and the Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park are located.

    Täkeimmät vinkit

  • While the weather is generally good year round, the best time to enjoy the islands of Surat Thani is between April and November.
  • Both Surat Thani city and some areas along the coast have a variety of accommodation options for visitors, including luxury hotels, guesthouses, beach resorts, and bungalows.

    As region of great historical importance, Surat Thani contains many historical and cultural attractions. However, it’s the natural attractions that are Surat Thani’s greatest assets, including the islands that lie off its coast.

    The numerous islands along its coast make Surat Thani a perfect getaway for vacationers from around the world. The ideal destination for many is Koh Samui, Thailand’s third largest island, and its neighbor Koh Phangan, a former hippie retreat that now hosts a raving mad full moon party. North of Koh Phangan is Koh Tao, renowned for its excellent coral reefs and affordable scuba certification courses. To top it all is the dazzling 250-square-kilometer Ang Thong Marine National Park, where a stunning archipelago awaits visitors with charming palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear water, and colorful coral reefs.

    Most restaurants on Surat Thani serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and southern Thai cuisine, which has strong influences from Malay and Indian cuisine.

    As in most provincial capitals, Surat Thani features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.