Tha Sathon is a hub for transportation of Surat Thani. It is the location of Surat Thani railway station, a provincial main station. Most tourists who travel by train from Hua Lamphong railway station in Bangkok tend to get off at this station to continue traveling to Ko Samui. Tha Sathon also has a few other railway stations. Tapi river, the main watercourse of the province, flows through the right side of the area and forms a line between Tha Sathon and Surat Thani city.
National famous politician Suthep Thaugsuban, began his politician career as a kamnan (sub-district chief) here in 1976 after graduating with a master's degree from the Middle Tennessee State University, USA.
Neighbouring sub-districts are (from north, clockwise): Khao Hua Khwai in its district, Khun Thale and Wat Pradu in Amphoe Mueang Surat Thani, Tha Ruea in Amphoe Ban Na Doem, Tha Kham in its district.
Tha Sathon is administered by the Subdistrict Administrative Organization (SAO) Tha Sathon (องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลท่าสะท้อน).
|1.||Ban Na Kho||บ้านนาค้อ|
|2.||Ban Bo Krang||บ้านบ่อกรัง|
|3.||Ban Tha Sathon||บ้านท่าสะท้อน|
|4.||Ban Ta Hong||บ้านตาหงษ์|
|5.||Ban Pak Dan||บ้านปากด่าน|
|6.||Ban Huai Luek||บ้านห้วยลึก|
Total population of 5,130 people in 1,200 households.
- Pītathawatchai, Wimonphan (2014-01-17). "รู้จักกับบางช่วงชีวิต"สุเทพ เทือกสุบรรณ"" [Known about some periods of his life "Suthep Thaugsuban"]. Posttoday (in Thai).
- "ข้อมูลตำบลท่าสะท้อน อำเภอพุนพิน สุราษฎร์ธานี" [Information of Tha Sathon sub-district, Phunphin district, Surat Thani]. ThaiTambon.com (in Thai).
- "Sathon Pier (Krajood Community Enterprises, Ban Huay Luek)". ThailandTourismDirectory.