Where is Surat Thani Located?
Surat Thani, with more than 126,000 inhabitants, is the eighth largest city in Thailand and is regarded as the centre of mining and wood trade. On the one hand, the Bay of Bandon is located in the Gulf of Thailand, on the other hand the fertile river plain of Tapi – no wonder that here, too, the fishing thrives and countless fruit plantations produce rich crops. Particularly well-known for the coconut plantations, because here monkeys are still collecting the fruits from the trees and bring them to their owners.
What Country is Surat Thani in?
The area around Surat Thani has been inhabited since ancient times and the area around the city has also been important. It is believed that the small town of Chaiya has played a major role in the Srivijaya empire in the past and may even have been the capital.
The city was formerly known as Bagon and only came to its present name Surat Thani in 1915, meaning “the city of good people”. The city owes its name to King Vijiravudh (Rami VI.), because he regarded the inhabitants as particularly faithful Buddhists.
Surat Thani has its own airport, a railway station (about 15 km away), 3 bus stations and a ferry terminal.
Surat Thani Map
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