The area of Surat Thani was already inhabited in prehistoric times by Semang and Malayan tribes.
Founded in the 3rd century, the Srivijaya kingdom dominated the Malay Peninsula until the 13th century.
Many islands in the Gulf of Thailand belong to the district, including the tourist islands Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Tao, as well as the Ko Ang Thong Marine National Park.
You can speed up conversations and better remember your online dating partners. Throughout your search, our Customer Care Team is here to help.), often shortened to Surat, is the largest of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand, on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand.Surat Thani means "city of good people", a title given to the city by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI).Geographically, the centre of the province is the coastal plain of the Tapi River, mostly grassland interspersed with rubber tree and coconut plantations.
In the west are limestone mountains of the Phuket range which are mostly covered with forest. To the east the hills of the Nakhon Si Thammarat (or Bantat) mountain range start to rise, protected in the Tai Rom Yen National Park.
In 1915, the court of the Monthon Chumphon was transferred to Bandon, which received the new name of Surat Thani on 29 July 1915, during a visit of King Vajiravudh (Rama VI).
This was likely influenced by the major port city of Surat in Gujarat, India. In 1926 it was abolished and incorporated into monthon Nakhon Si Thammarat.
It was finally rebuilt in 1954, but on 19 March 1982, a bomb planted by communist rebels blew up the building, killing five people.
The third and present building was relocated in the south of the city, and the former site of the provincial hall is now the city pillar shrine (Lak Mueang).
The monthon was dissolved in 1933, and the province became the first level administrative subdivision.