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The province of Surat Thani is officially known as the province of a thousand islands -- many of which lay off the coast in the Gulf of Thailand. These islands include the very well known trio of Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Tao. After Phuket on the west coast of Thailand, these three islands are one of Thailand's biggest tourist draw cards.
Many (including the tourist office) will wax lyrical endlessly about the powder-white sands, palm-fringed beaches and turquoise waters laden with tropical fish that legend has it can be found on these islands, but unsurprisingly the truth isn't quiet so pretty.
The islands are indeed very beautiful, but untouched and undamaged they certainly are ... Read our complete Surat Thani travel guide