Surat Thani is a city in Amphoe Mueang Surat Thani, Surat Thani Province, southern Thailand. It lies 651 km south of Bangkok. It is the capital of Surat Thani Province. The city has a population of 128,179, and an area of 68.97 square kilometers. The city’s population density is 1,858.47 inhabitants per km².
Surat Thani is near the mouth of the Tapi River on the Gulf of Thailand. The city offers no major tourist attractions in itself, and is mainly known to tourists as the jumping-off point to Ko Samui, Ko Tao, and Ko Pha Ngan. It is the regional commercial center, with a seaport dealing in the main products of the province, rubber and coconuts.
Khao Sok National Park
Suspension Bridge, Wat Khao Phang
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60 Moo 3, Phangkan Subdistrict, Phanom District, Surat Thani Province Phone: 077-399084 http://www.phanomhospital.com