Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine
The city of Good People has one iconic landmark that stands to symbolise the city - The Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine.
Located in the heart of the city, this iconic shrine is a place that embodies the place, culture, and arts. The place is filled with the art of Shrivijaya that has similarities to the Chaiya relics. It is believed that in order to bring prosperity to the land, they should build a pillar first. Now, the building is entirely painted with white and features well-maintained facilities – a reflection that the place an active place of worship. A number of ceremonies happen outside and inside of the shrine – you can join one as an opportunity to pay your respect. You can also purchase candles, incense or flowers outside and offer it in the shrine. During the night, its white walls transform into colourful attractions depending on the light being projected. It is indeed a great structure with a unique concept.
The Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine is located in the centre of the city.
Opening Days and Hours
The City Pillar Shrine is open daily from 8:00 to 18:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to this attraction is THB 5 or USD 0.15.
How to Get There
- Fly to Surat Thani via AirAsia.
- Board a taxi or a shuttle service to the city centre.
- Board a taxi to Surat Thani Shrine.
- Solo travellers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is 1 hour.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the attraction is at 9:00. Large crowds and the perpetual Thailand heat are not present during the early opening hours.
If you’re looking for dining spots, you can proceed to Day and Night Restaurant, Khao Horm, Coral Restaurant and Bar, Vanilla Cafe and Bistro, Risto Luca, Kampan Restaurant.
- Kho Lamphu
- Khun Thale
- Khao Tha Phet
- Surat Thani Night Market
For accommodations, you can choose from Erawan Ville, Samui Buri Beach Resort, Villa Cha Cha Ko Phangan, Bo Phut Resort and Spa, Rin Beach Resort, and Bundhari Hotel are just some of the options around Surat Thani.