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Surat Thani

December 27 - December 30, 2001


About Thailand
About the Trip
Scenic Wallpaper
Thai Language
Links and Books
About the Author
Getting there
Ubon Ratchathani
Ko Chang
Surat Thani
Suan Mokkh #1
Suan Mokkh #2
Suan Mokkh #3
Suan Mokkh #4
Chiang Mai #1
Western Laos
Vang Vieng
Lake Nam Ngum
Nong Khai
Khon Kaen
Chiang Mai #2
Chiang Mai #3
Chiang Mai #4
Chiang Mai #5
Mae Sariang
Mae Hong Son
Tham Lot
Chiang Mai #6
Nan & Phrae
Um Phang
Mae Sot
Bang Pa-in
Udon Thani
Sakhon Nakhon
That Phanom
Nakhon Phanom
Sri Racha
Going Home
Image of ticket for Snake Farm
Snake Farm in Bangkok
Photo of man charming snake
Photo of audience snapping pictures of snake
Simple-minded snakes being mesmerized
Image of bus ticket
Bus ticket to Sri Racha
Image of train ticket to Surat Thani
Train ticket to Surat Thani
Image of ticket for movie theatre
Theatre ticket to Lord of the Rings

Leaving Ko Chang we set out for Sri Racha. Unfortunately we missed our stop and ended up in Bangkok. So we decided to skip Sri Racha and continue onto our next destination which was Surat Thani. Waiting for our train departure we wandered down to a Snake Farm and watched the show.

We booked third class tickets on an overnight train to Surat Thani. I don't recommend this to anyone. The benchs are hard, your knees are right again the knees of the person across from you and if it's an overnight-ride the aisle is probably full of people sleeping on newspapers. But it got us there. In about 13 hours.

We killed a few days in Surat Thani before splitting up for a while. Wandered out to the TAT office (Tourist Authority of Thailand) to get advice on our seperate destinations. Went to see Lord of the Rings which was dubbed in Thai. Watched dozens of rats eating garbage at night on the street where the market convenes during the daytime.

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