Things To Do In Surat Thani

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1. Limestone Lake Rainforest Day Tours

Limestone Lake Rainforest Day Tours
4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 12
things to do in Surat Thani

Indulge in a Limestone Lake Rainforest Day Tour package and experience a treehouse stay, jungle trek and even canoe or boat ride experience in Khao Sok National Park. These tours are designed for guests to experience nature in its raw form and are a wonderful way to explore the national park as well. The tour operators also allow for some customisability on request to go exploring nearby caves and streams and for some wildlife spotting too.

2. Surat Thani Night Market

Surat Thani Night Market
4.8 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 12
things to do in Surat Thani

A famous night market in the province, Surat Thani Night market is a popular hub for food and shopping in the evening and night. While mostly a street food centre, vegetables and fruit vendors are also found. Smaller shops also sell knick-knacks but are lesser in number. A variety of traditional and urban street food is on offer here for affordable prices.

3. Saturday Night Market

Saturday Night Market
4.7 /5

2 km
from city center
3 out of 12
things to do in Surat Thani

Located close to San Chao Market, the Saturday Night Market in Surat Thani is a large open market which is quite popular for items such as clothes, toys, cosmetics and other knick-knacks. Just like most street markets in Thailand, this market too has a variety of affordable street food on offer.

4. Rock Fish Museum

Rock Fish Museum
4.5 /5

32 km
from city center
4 out of 12
things to do in Surat Thani

Set up in 1992 by a fisherman, this museum houses stone carvings and sculptures of marine life found in Thailand. It is a must see for zoologists and marine life enthusiasts.

5. Sonchana Farm and Elephant Sanctuary

Sonchana Farm and Elephant Sanctuary
4.8 /5

74 km
from city center
5 out of 12
things to do in Surat Thani

Sonchana Farm and Elephant Sanctuary is a farm for elephants run by a family who have pledged for their well-being and care. Visitors can interact with the gentle elephants by bathing them, feeding them and observing their daily routine. The caretakers also can teach guests about preparing traditional Thai meals and medicine for the elephant, which aids in their well-being.

6. City Pillar Shrine

City Pillar Shrine
4.6 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 12
things to do in Surat Thani

A well-kept shrine which is considered by many to be the symbol of the city, the City Pillar Shrine or San Lak Muang is located in the heart of the city. Standing near the Tapee River, this shrine is lit up colourfully at night and is a great spot to spend some time in the city. The entire structure is made from the wood of the Golden Shower Tree (CasiaFitsula).

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7. Monkey Training College

Monkey Training College
4.5 /5

2,349 km
from city center
7 out of 12
things to do in Surat Thani

When going towards the Donsak ferry terminal you can make a stop at this unique school where monkeys are trained to become skilled coconut collectors. Run by a Thai-Canadian couple, the monkeys are treated free from any kind of cruelty. A reward system is used instead of a punishment system.

8. Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya Ratchaworawihan

Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya Ratchaworawihan
4.2 /5

32 km
from city center
8 out of 12
things to do in Surat Thani

The Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya Ratchaworawihan is a Buddhist temple famous for ancient relics. This buddhist shrine is not only famous for its religious significance but also because the Chaiya National Museum is within walking distance from it. For those looking to spend a day seeped in history and local culture, this is the ideal location.

9. Oyster Farm

Oyster Farm
4.3 /5

2,349 km
from city center
9 out of 12
things to do in Surat Thani

Visit the oyster farm in Surat Thani to see the word 'fresh' take on a whole new meaning. Kradae and Than Thong canals provide spaces for oyster farms to bloom in the city. Locals take good care of their farms and tours might be possible if you talk to local owners.

10. Namtok Vibhavadi

Namtok Vibhavadi
4.2 /5

32 km
from city center
10 out of 12
things to do in Surat Thani

Namtok Vibhavadi is a waterfall and weekend get-together place. This waterfall will fall on the way to the Donsak ferry terminal. Tourists can take direct buses to the waterfall. Other buses which make stops at the waterfall also run at regular frequencies.

11. Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park
4.5 /5

78 km
from city center
11 out of 12
things to do in Surat Thani

Khao Sok National Park, in the Surat Thani province of Thailand, is the largest pristine forest in the area and is a small part of a rainforest that in yesteryears was bigger and denser than the Amazon rainforest. Rich and diverse in flora and fauna, the park is one of the best places to witness rare species such as Rafflesia flower, hornbill birds, gibbons and tigers. Punctuated by limestone cliffs, mountains, splendid sandstone and mudstone rocks, this is the wettest part of Thailand.

12. Khanom

Khanom

58 km
from city center
12 out of 12
things to do in Surat Thani

Located in the southern part of Thailand, the beach town of Khanom offers a tranquil experience. It is a small fishing town situated in the district of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province filled with stunning natural wonders. Set against the backdrop of the Gulf of Thailand, Khanom is a hidden gem that will leave one spellbound. Indulge in numerous fun-filled and adventurous activities like swimming in the clear blue water, sunbathing in a nearly empty beach and exploring the dark and mysterious caves.

FAQs on Surat Thani

How can I commute within Surat thani?

There are three bus stations in the city and motorcycle rentals are abundant. All major tourist places are within walking distance from the city centre but if you prefer comfort over expense then a taxi might be a good option for you. Mind you, getting around in a taxi can take hours due to the traffic situation.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Surat thani?

The top sightseeing places in Surat thani are Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya Ratchaworawihan, Oyster Farm , Rock Fish Museum, Namtok Vibhavadi, Monkey Training College, Khanom.
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