Surat Thani translates to ‘city of good people’, and has an astonishing array of attractions. It’s almost impossible to identify the best out of these, but here are four you probably shouldn’t miss.
Ang Thong National Marine Park
This marine park is quite massive, and covers around 250km2, which includes more than forty islands. This is one of the most essential experiences in Surat Thani, and you can stop along the way to snorkel, kayak, or even hike!
Monkey Training Centre
This is definitely one of the most peculiar attractions to be found in Surat Thani. At this place, monkeys are actually trained to serve as employees of the coconut industry by collecting them from trees. They are trained using gentle methods that do not include any sort of punishment.
Surat Thani Pillar Shrine
This beautiful work of traditional architecture is one of the most awe-inspiring places in Surat Thani. If you’re staying at a Koh Phangan Resort such as the likes of Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas then this definitely a visit.
Longtail Boat Ride Down Ta Pi River
A sunset river cruise is definitely a romantic experience you and your partner won’t forget. Boats can be procured at Bandon pier, and can be used to explore pretty much anywhere, including the hidden mangrove swamps before Wat Thong.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+