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Things to explore in Surat Thani – Fascinating Things to See and Do

Surat Thani is home to quite a few interesting attractions and activities to enjoy. Here are some great ideas to include in your travel itinerary.


Go on a long boat cruise

The Ta Pi River is the ideal destination for those of you who wish to enjoy a romantic long boat cruise. You can choose a sunset cruise to enjoy the stunning views and the relaxing breeze as the boat slowly moves across the river. Boats are available for charter at the Bandon Pier and visitors can request to be taken wherever they wish. A popular destination is the hidden mangroves located on the route to Wat Thong. Take note to negotiate the price of the tour before you get on board. If you are staying at a Chaweng resort, you may be able to request them to arrange a tour for you. A conveniently located accommodation choice such as the Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort is a great choice to enjoy a river cruise and many other fantastic experiences in Surat Thani.


Pay a visit to the Monkey Training Centre

If you are all about unique attractions, be sure to include a visit to The Monkey Training Centre during your stay in Surat Thani. This training centre is located about 10 kilometres from Surat Thani. The monkeys at the establishment are trained to collect coconuts. They are taught to pick up coconuts among various other tricks. The unique thing about the Monkey Training Centre is the fact that the trainers do not use punishment to teach the monkeys tricks. You can even spend the night at the centre or simply pay a visit and watch the fascinating simians in action.


See the Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine

The Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine, is a spiritual landmark that is respected. Traditionally, a city pillar shrine is said to contain the spirits of the city's ancestors. Locals visit the Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine every day to leave offerings and to pray. This is an excellent place to catch a glimpse of the local lifestyle as well as to admire the structure's beautiful design.


Visit a fascinating night market

Every night, visitors to Surat Thani can head to Th Ton Pho to enjoy the night market. This market specialises in food and provides travellers with an amazing opportunity to try out some popular local dishes. The market features delicious marinated meats, desserts, noodle dishes and fresh juices among many other delectable choices. Since it is a rather small market, visitors can have a good look at everything that the market has to offer and to make their choices.


Explore the Ang Thong National Marine Park

The Ang Thong National Marine Park is one of the most popular national parks in Thailand. The park spans across several islands and is home to a rich array of marine creatures in the waters. In fact, the park covers more than 40 islands in an area of 250 square kilometres. The Ang Thong National Marine Park was established more than 30 years ago. If you love nature and watersports, this is a great place to visit on a day trip.


Enjoy an island getaway

Surat Thani is ideally located to allow travellers to enjoy a quiet vacation while still offering the option of visiting the nearby islands. One can easily book a ferry to visit Koh Phangan, Koh Samui and Ko Tao among many islands. If you arrive at the right time, you may be able to attend the annual Full Moon Party at Koh Phangan. Ko Tao is the ideal choice for divers and those who wish to learn the sport.

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