Surat Thani Town is a city on the Central Gulf Coast of Southern Thailand. At approximately 125,000 residents, it is the eighth largest city in Thailand. It is also the capital of Suratthani Province.
Surat Thani (often shortened to Surat) is the largest province of south Thailand. Surat Thani means “City of Good People”, the title given to the city by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI).
It’s a gateway to the islands of Thailand’s Gulf Coast: Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao. They are much-visited destinations, as well as Ang Thong National Marine Park. Otherwise there is not especially much to do or see in Surat Thani, which means there are not many international travellers, which means it is a great opportunity to see a more real Thailand with local foods, prices, chaos and friendliness.