Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Simplicity of Surat Thani, Thailand


My first travel to Thailand  was in Surat Thani, which means "City of Good People". This province is located in the southern part of Thailand. This province is usually the drop-off spot of tourists going to the island beaches of Ko Samui and Ko Pha Ngan.

For me, Surat Thani has a vibe resemblance to that of the provinces in Cebu. I like this place because of its calmness and serenity. Despite the always visible traffic jam, we were able to roam around the area well. Good thing we don't need to take a taxi or bus since our hotel is within the city center. The hotel we stayed at is very cheap. I think we paid around 200baht per person per night which includes free buffet breakfast already. It was the best deal ever. Since there are 4 of us, we got one huge room with toilet and bathtub and a very nice streetview.

buses outside Surat Thani Airport

Our spacious hotel room.

We went there during Oct. 30-Nov. 1 and luckily, during that time there was like a "Moon Festival", I think, so there were always events at night. With only 2 days to spend, walking around and exploring the place was enough for the 4 backpackers wanting to have a weekend getaway. With good friends around, this travel is one of those I could never forget.


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