" The province of a hundred islands,
delicious rambutans, large shells, egg yolks and a center of
Buddhism" Once the center of the Srivijaya kingdom, there remain
significant and magnificent historical sites. Its local products,
rambutans and salted eggs, produced in a very unique style,
are popular among the tourists.
Thani possesses a long history since the prehistoric ages.
Once it was both the most powerful center of commercial trade
and most revered center of Buddhism in the Malay Peninsula.
one of the most important Buddhism centers in Thailand, almost
all cultural activities and folk plays in Surat Thani are
related to belief in the religion and mysticism.
Plateau, low basin, eastern seashores and a hundred islands
clearly define the visual characteristics of Surat Thani.
Generally, you will enjoy nice, warm weather here in Surat
majority of Surat Thani citizenry is comprised of ethnic Thais
with a large minority of Chinese in the provincial capital,
and Muslim Thais who speak "pak tai" or southern dialect.
Thani administratively covers 18 districts and 1 sub-district.
Its major occupations are fishing and farming.
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