Khao Tha Phet

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Si Surat stupa

Khao Tha Phet (Thai: เขาท่าเพชร) is a hill near the town of Surat Thani, southern Thailand. It is located in Tambon Makham Tia, Amphoe Mueang Surat Thani; the hill has an altitude of about 210m (689ft) above sea level and offers a good view over the town Surat Thani.

On top of the hill is the Si Surat stupa (also known by its common name Phra That Khao Tha Phet), which was built in Srivijavan style in 1957; the stupa contains a Buddha relic donated by India. Next to the stupa is a Sweet Shorea tree (Shorea roxburghii) planted by King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Also on the hill are TV and radio transmitters. A 4.65km² (1.86 sq. miles) portion of the hill was designated a protected non-hunting area on July 26, 1977.

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Coordinates: 9°5′59″N 99°21′6″E / 9.09972°N 99.35167°E / 9.09972; 99.35167