Surat Thani Halal Travel Guide
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Surat Thani (สุราษฎร์ธานี) is a city on the Central Gulf Coast of southern Thailand.
Introduction to Surat Thani
Surat Thani (often just “Surat”) is the largest province of southern Thailand. Surat Thani means City of Good People, the title given to the city by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI). It is a gateway to the islands of Thailand’s Gulf Coast: Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao are much-visited destinations, as well as Ang Thong National Marine Park and the famous Khao Sok National Park.
- Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Talad Mai Road. Monday to Friday 08:30-16:30. The TAT office on Talad Mai Road is the only government tourism office on mainland Surat Thani. TAT has brochures and maps for both local tourism destinations as well as those in other provinces. Clean public toilets are also available free of charge.
- TAT does not sell anything, they are only there to promote tourism. The other tourism offices around the city (like the one at the airport and the ones near Talad Kaset 1 and 2) are not official tourism offices and will try to sell you tourism packages or ferry tickets. Do not buy anything from these private tourism offices as they are usually offered at an inflated price. For ferry tickets, only buy them directly from the ferry operator or from Phantip Travel.