Thailand Travel Guide

Exploring Ko Samui: the East Coast and Minor Sights



Surat Thani

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Surat Thani, a business center and port dealing in rubber and coconuts, first grew to prominence in the Srivijaya period, since it was strategically located at the mouth of the Tapi and Phum Duang rivers. The riverside is still intriguing today with its numerous small boats ferrying people to the city’s busy waterfront markets, which sell fresh products and flowers. But Surat Thani is best known as a transportation gateway to the beaches of Ko Samui and Ko Pha Ngan.

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