Surat Thani’s Cultural Trails

The mainland Surat Thani has always been a dream travel destination both for nature and culture lovers. While the Khao Sok National Park and Ratchaprapa Dam boost the wildlife wonders and stunning landscapes, some areas of this southern province, namely Chaiya district, offer archaeological sites that can really keep a historical buff’s sightseeing schedule busy for a day or two. As Surat Thani was a part of the ancient Srivijaya kingdom, the province is dotted with the remnants from the past as old as the Khmer’s Angkor civilization — some, well-preserved or kept in museums, while others are left to be discovered even on your nature trails. It’s time to put your gear on, the journey back through time starts now!