New Pier in Surat Thani: A Boost for Tourism and Local Attractions

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A B60 Million Investment in Chaiya District

The local government of Surat Thani has allocated a budget of 60 million baht for the construction of a new pier in Chaiya district. The project will commence soon, as the design has already been approved by the Marine Department. The Surat Thani provincial administrative organization will be responsible for the construction and operation of the pier.

Strategic Location for Tourism

The new pier will be situated near a public park in tambon Phum Riang, which is close to Surat Thani airport. Governor Witchawut Jinto stated that Chaiya has multiple attractions for tourists to enjoy, and the pier project has the potential to significantly enhance the local economy.

Wat Phra Borommathat Chaiya: A Cultural Gem

One of the primary cultural attractions that the pier will serve is Wat Phra Borommathat Chaiya. The temple, dating back 900 to 1,200 years, is renowned for its stunning architecture and is considered one of the top three historical sites in the southern region.

Other Local Attractions

Apart from Wat Phra Borommathat Chaiya, Chaiya district offers several other attractions for tourists, including:

  • Wat Suan Mokkhapalaram: A tranquil Buddhist temple surrounded by lush greenery.
  • Ban Phumriang Handicraft Centre: Known for its exquisite hand-woven silk cloth and traditional craftsmanship.
  • Muay Chaiya: A unique form of martial art exclusive to the region.

Additionally, popular tourist destinations such as Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and Mu Koh Ang Thong National Marine Park are within close proximity to Chaiya.

Enhanced Connectivity and Increased Tourist Influx

The Surat Thani governor believes that the new pier will significantly improve connectivity within the province, attracting even more tourists to the region. With its strategic location and the wealth of attractions it has to offer, the pier is set to become a focal point for the local tourism industry.