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Oyster Farms  Surat Thani is famous for oyster cultivation and the sizes of the oysters farmed here are substantially larger than those found elsewhere. Several medium to small-sized farms are located around the estuarine areas of the Kradae Canal and the Thong River. These farms can be reached by boat from the Tha Thong Quay side within 30 minutes.

 

Folklore Museum Located about 300 meters from Chaiya City, at the intersection of Highway No. 41 and the side road of Wat Kaew (or Wat Long), the museum features numerous interesting historical objects. They include Bone China, pottery, shadow puppets, old instruments and a ceramic opium pillow. Admission fee is by donation. The Museum is open daily from 8.00 a.m. until 9.00 p.m.

 

Si Surat Stupa  Pra tad sri surat appoint on Khao Tha Phet  is a hill near the town of Surat Thani. The hill has an altitude of about 210m (689 ft) above sea level and offers a good view over the town Surat Thani. On top of the hill is the Si Surat Stupa  - also known by its common name Phra That Khao Tha Phet , which was built in Srivijavan style in 1957. The Stupa contains a Buddha relic donated by India. Next to the Stupa is a Sweet Shorea tree ( Shorea roxburghii ) planted by King Bhumibol Adulyadej. six kilometres south of the provincial capital along Highway 4009 (Surat Thani - Na San) and 1.5 kilometres along the access road, this centre is located on a hill called Khao Tha Phet and covers an area of 4.65 square kilometres. The designated trail allows visitors to see some rarely-seen trees and to take a close look at the levels of soil, sandstone, and dry evergreen forest. The hilltop, some 200 metres above sea level, offers commanding panoramic views of Surat Thani town and the Tapi River. Phrathat Si Surat, a candle-like Stupa on the hill, was built in 1957 and contains Lord Buddha’s relics donated by the Indian government.

 

Nai Bang Area Nai Bang is an alluvial plain around the mouth of the Tapi River which is crisscrossed with networks of canals. The canals are lined with mangrove forest alternating with traditional southern-styled houses, behind which are coconut farms and orchards. The people here still maintain a simple way of life and make their living on indigenous natural resources, despite the bustling economy in the Ban Don (town) market just opposite the river. Access to Nai Bang is by the bridge across the Tapi River or by long-tail boat from Ban Don. The boat can carry 6 – 8 people and charges 250 Baht per hour. Visitors may contact the travel agents in Surat Thani which sell a one-day package tour to the Nai Bang area.

 

Wildlife and Nature Education Centre  Khao Tha Phet Wildlife and Nature Education Centre This is some 6 km's. from town along the Surat Thani- Na San route (Route No. 4009). It covers an area of 1,162 acres. and houses several caged wild animals near the Centre. On Khao Tha Phet, Tha Phet, at 210 metres above sea level, stands a Stupa named Phra That Si Surat which houses Buddha relics donated by the Indian Government some 40 years ago. The hilltop offers a panoramic view of Surat Thani Town and the Tapi River.  

Surat Thani Province Page 14, Pak Nam Tapi River, Monkey School, and other attractions to see
Surat Thani Province Page 16, How to get to Surat Thani