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Surat Thani

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  • Wat Suan Mok
    4 stars

    The small town of Chaiya is about an hour bus ride north of Surat Thani and is home to the well-known Wat Suan Mok. The temple is a serene and beautiful place founded by the famous monk Phutthathat Phikku when he established a dhamma and meditation practice centre here in 1932. A ten day ... read more

  • Ban Phum Riang
    3.5 stars

    Ban Phum Riang is a quaint Muslim fishing village famed for its silk cloth. The cloth is woven by hand and comes in red, yellow and black. Hats made out of leaves are also available. Two km to the east on the coast is Ban Laem Poe. The seafood is fresh and make sure to try the white shellfish - a ... read more

  • Monkey Training Centre
    3 stars

    There is an informative monkey training centre in Surat Thani Province. The centres teaches pig-tailed monkeys how to pick up coconuts and do tricks. The Monkey Training Centre is located 13km east of Surat Thani in Kanchanadit District. Visitors are more than welcome to watch the monkeys being ... read more

  • Long-tail boat cruise on the Ta Pi River
    3.5 stars

    A peaceful morning or romantic evening cruise on the river is a great choice. Boats can be chartered at the Bandon pier for about 300B per hour (be sure to negotiate a price beforehand). The hidden mangroves en route to Wat Thong are very charming. In the morning there is a floating market and in ... read more


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