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Facts about Surat Thani Thailand - 5 Things to look forward to!

Surat Thai is an amazing destination in Thailand boasting of excellent food, cascades of waterfalls, unique attractions and deserted beaches. What more do you want this vacation? Here is a list of some important facts you ought to know about Surat Thani.



One of the main reasons why people head over here is its very idyllic location. This is where many people often stopover at before heading to other attractions of Thailand. When you are in town make sure to take advantage of it and look around. You are bound to love it and stay much longer. Before you head over to your next destination, make sure to book accommodation in advance. For instance, if you have stopped over to head over to Koh Phangan then book accommodation at a Koh Phangan resort the likes of Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas. It is difficult to secure rooms at good rates in the last minute.



Right outside this area, you will find a community of working-class people. This is where many people head over to, especially backpackers, to explore and discover the local lifestyle. There are many coconut groves and rubber tree plantations. And it is extremely beautiful out here. You can organise many day trips to check out these areas.


Undiscovered sites

What will really excite you are some of the places that are mostly undiscovered by the travellers. One of it is called Khanom which is a quaint oceanfront little town that has scenic winding roads, exceptional, coastal sceneries, cheap bungalows days, reggae bars and deserted beaches. Is it not exceptional? The next site will be Chaiya which is a small fishing village that is surrounded by extensive growth of rubber trees and is peppered with ancient ruins and temples. The culture vultures out there should definitely head out here. Dat Fa Waterfall also deserves a mention. If you would like to spend some time alone surrounded by extremely beautiful nature, you should head out here. All you have to do is rent out a motorbike and trek through some thick jungle to reach the waterfall.



If you are craving for a real taste of Thailand, then you ought to rent out a motorbike to explore this region. Remember Surat is untainted and unspoiled by tourism and there are many authentic experiences you can have. People often regret not coming here a lot sooner. Many temples in this region are truly magnificent. You must take temple tours when around here. On top of that, you can also take river tours and traditional long-tail boats to explore a different side of Surat.


Best Food

The cuisine here is truly exceptional using only fresh produce and delicious Thai spices and herbs. It is absolutely heavenly! You must taste food in the street markets, hole in the wall restaurants and high-end restaurant. It is a haven for the foodies.