Surat Thani is the name that you might not hear much of compared to Samui, Tao, Pa Ngan — the popular island destinations. Actually, not many know that the islands belong to this province’s territory. We got a chance to explore the mainland of Surat Thani and discovered that despite the lack of luring beach paradises, it makes a wonderful holiday escape because of its strong local Thai culture, the slow pace of life, beautiful rain forest, and the fact that it sees much less visitors. You can easily spend a few days here if you look for a change of air from the islands. We loved it. Keep watching this video and you’ll know why!