Klong Roi Sai at Tapee River
The name Klong Roi Sai (a hundred canals) comes from the fact that there are many canals that eventually meet at Tapee River in Surat Thani province, where the traditional riverside lifestyle perfectly meets modern culture.
Visitors can learn the lifestyles of the local fishermen and farmers. Hop into a long-tailed boat and experience the simplicity of riverside culture and the richness of nature. Enjoy the monkey shows, delicate local handicrafts, and exquisite traditional desserts. Do not forget to pay respects to Luang Por Kao Sook, a Buddha statue made of dried rice at Bai Mai temple, the heart and soul of the Klong Roi Sai people.
The 200-year-old antique house of Khunprajun is also another highlight you cannot miss. In the evening, travel by boat to admire the glittering lights of fireflies lit up like a Christmas tree.
How to get there:
Take the Thonburi-Paktor road (public road no. 35) from Bangkok and then take road no. 4 passed Petchaburi, Prachuab Kirikan, and Chumporn. Next, take no. 41 to Surat Thani and go along Soi Srivichai 26. Drive straight until reaching the village.
Prior reservation of accommodation is recommended and more information can be accessed through Klong Roi Sai Nam Tapee tourism centre.