Surat Thani is one of the largest towns in Southern Thailand with a population of over 128,00 people. Despite the size of the city Surat Thani is one of the less well visited places in Thailand, except for the people visiting whilst travelling to reach the islands of the Koh Samui Archipelago. Surat Thani may
There are six companies which operate direct travel services from Koh Samui to Surat Thani Airport: 1. Raja Car Ferry Company 2. Phantip Travel Company 3. Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company 4. Seatran Discovery Company 5. The Songserm Company 6. Seatran Ferry The quickest service takes 2 hours 30 minutes, and the slowest services takes around 6
There are three night boat services which leave from Surat Thani Night Boat Pier, also known as Bandon Pier: 1. Surat Thani to Koh Tao (Mae Haad Pier). 2. Surat Thani to Koh Phangan (Thong Sala Pier), and 3. Surat Thani to Koh Samui (Nathon Pier). All three services are on large slow wooden Thai fishing boats and
The Diamond Plaza is the best hotel in Surat Thani city, and often not the most expensive. In particular we like 5 things about this hotel: the appearance, the service, the rooms, the location and the food. Appearance of the Hotel The Diamond Plaza is a large hotel with 408 rooms spread over 20 floors.
Located on the Tonpo Alley just 300 metres walk from Surat Thani Night Boat Pier, Surat Thani Night Market takes place every evening between around 15:00 and 21:00. This nightly event is very popular with the local population and it gets busy particularly on Saturday nights, as it is located near another large market: Surat
For those who have arrived in Surat Thani and who are looking to fill up a day or two in a relaxing fashion the effort, time and money involved in getting to the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan or Koh Tao might put them off. The solution is Sichon. It is a beautiful coastal
Ang Thong National Park is one of the leading tourist attractions in Surat Thani Province. It is a collection of islands near Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand. The islands feature spectacular karst cliff scenery, a large inland lake, great scuba diving and the chance to see Moken people. Ang Thong National Park Until
Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya is the name of a temple with ancient chedi found in the ancient city of Chaiya, 35.8 km kilometres by road North of Surat Thani City. The chedi itself is an iconic building that is on the seal of the province. It has come to represent Surat Thani and is one