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Raft House on Srinakarin Dam

Raft House on Srinakarin Dam

Srinakarin Dam was constructed to provide a natural water and power source for the surrounding area. The damming of the River Kwai Yai resulted in the formation of a gigantic natural reservoir of thousands of acres in size, and created a natural haven for wildlife containing numerous species of tropical plants and animals. Floating fishing lodges are positioned at various parts of the lake and serve as basic accommodation and as a base from which to mount trips or fishing expeditions.

Kanchanaburi produces 41 percent of the electrical energy used in Thailand. It is produced by freshwater resources mainly from Sri Nakarin and Khao Lam Dam. Sri Nakarin Dam is about 3 km north of the Erawan Falls and about 68 km from town. The Sri Nakarin Lake offers fishing, luxurious raft hotels, weekend boat tours and watersports. It is surrounded by the Sri Nakarin National Park.

Accommodation

Raft hotels

Activities

Fishing for giant snakeheads

Best time

All year round

Getting there

The Srinakarin Dam is 65 km north of Kanchanaburi. Check in advance as access can be affected by weather conditions. or own vehicle, boat.

Suan Phueng Village and Bo Klung Hot Spring

Suan Phueng Village and Bo Klung Hot Spring

These springs are situated in the Suan Phueng area, a recently approved accessible area of Ratchaburi province quite near the Burmese border. The area is increasingly popular due the enchanting natural surroundings and close proximity to Bangkok. Local restaurants can be found within 500 metres.

Bo Klung is a natural hot stream whose water source is from the Mountains. The water flows all year and it is pure hot water with a temperature of 120-136 degrees Fahrenheit. In winter, in the morning, the hot stream will combine and form a terrific fog. A hot water well and natural hot water pond for bathing is available.

Accommodation

Resort and guest house

Suanphueng Garland is a 5-minute drive from Scenery Farm. Offering air-conditioned rooms, the property features shuttle and massage services. Free public parking is possible on site. The property is a 10-minute drive to Bo Klung Hot Spring and 9-Level Waterfall.

Activities

Bathe in the hot springs or lower the temperature in a waterfall. Enjoy the beautiful suroundings.

Best time

All year round although the waterfalls can dry up between November and April.

Getting there

Suan Phueng is a two hour drive from Bangkok, the hot springs are just 15 km away.

Nong Jork Homestay

Nong Jork Homestay

For slow travel in the heart of the capital city, Nong Jork provides a farming and agricultural way of life in contrast to the hurried life of Bangkok. Nong Jork district is home to the Islamic Koiruttatwa Golden Land Community where the locals still grow rice, fruit, fish and raise goats. The quiet atmosphere offers visitors relaxation and also time to learn about a different culture.

In the Nong Jork homestay homestay has all 10 households may increase in the future, which is most of them will be the same as the owner’s home. There will be a separate building to be proportioned.

Nong Jork Homestay

Nong Jork Homestay

Accommodation

Homestay

Activities

Agricultural Technology and Service Centre, rice planting, cultural exchange with Muslim villagers, black swan farm.

Best time

All year round

Getting there

From Ramkamhaeng Road take Route 304 and turn left at Chuem Sampan Road. Then, turn left into Lamsai Road at the Training Center Institute of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Human Resource Development.

For more information, call .08-7145-0557 (Mr.Somchai Samantragoon)

Tha Kha Floating Market

Tha Kha Floating Market

Tha Kha is particularly popular among local people and offers an authentically Thai market experience. The surroundings are much more rural than other markets with plants and trees providing some natural shade. The market is only open six days a month in accordance with the lunar calendar so it is worth asking around locally and planning your visit in advance.Tha Kha Floating Market Amphawa, Samut Songkhram. Located at Tambon Tha Kha Water is a market that is still natural.

The Tha Kha Floating Market is near the Amphawa and Damnoen Saduak floating markets, but this market is more down-to-home, and only occurs six times per month, depending on the phases of the moon. The market has existed for more than 60 years, and is still part of the lives of the local residents.

Tha Kha Floating Market

Tha Kha Floating Market

Accommodation

Samut Songkhram is only an hour drive from Bangkok and minibuses leave regularly so most people prefer to stay in the capital.

Activities

Shop for souvenirs and observe the local people doing their own shopping by way of boat, alms giving to monks by river in the early moring.

We can walk along the tracks (unless, of course, a train comes through). You will know when a train is about to arrive when the vendors scramble to remove quickly their awnings and shift their produce to a safe distance but too close to the railways. Don’t close your eyes.

Best Time

Check the weather forecats and calendar ro ensure you choose the best day.

Getting there

A direct taxi from Bangkok should cost in the region of 500 Baht, although air conditioned minibuses leave regularly and cost a fraction of the price. Another minibus connects SamutSongkhran Bus Station with the floating market.

Address: Moo 2, Tha Kha, Amphawa, Samutsongkhram 75110 Thailand

Klong Lat Mayom Floating Market

Klong Lat Mayom Floating Market

Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market Located in Taling Floating caused by inclusion of community residents along Khlong Lat Mayom. Originally a small waterfront market. Established as recently as November 2004, Klong Lat Mayom Floating Market has rapidly become very popular in Bangkok City. If you like street hopping for handcrafts and handmade gifts, then this is the place for you. Products are open for visitors to buy along the two sides of the canal. There is also a plantation program where tourists can learn about water soaking fertilizer production. Hidden among the Arts and Crafts stores is a “miniature maritime museum” where you see model boats and get an idea of the Thai cultural river life.

Alongside the river, you can row a boat to see gardens; the service charge fee is only THB 10 but a charter service with a fixed route is approximately THB 300-400.

Klong Lat Mayom Floating Market

Klong Lat Mayom Floating Market

Accommodation

Bangkok has accommodation to suit a bsolutely every budget.

Activities

Sample weird and wonderful Thai food and s hop for souvenirs at the floating Market. Thai Food At Khlong Lat Mayom The food section at Khlong Lat Mayom is even bigger than the souvenirs section. Pretty much every kind of food in Thailand you’ll find here. The food market is absolutely perfect for sampling all the strange Thai treats and signature dishes of Thailand.

You can try Khlong Lat Mayom’s special omelettes with minced coconut and vegetable filling, or more popular Thai nibbles such as steamed pumpkin cakes, Thai dumplings, papaya salad, summer rolls and a whole lot more. The food market also has a huge choice of fresh seafood with plenty of live crabs and giant fish on display.

Best time

All year round. Opening hours: Weekends and public holidays from 09.30AM – 04.00PM.

Getting there

Take No. 146 to Kanchanaphisek Road until the offices of Samakom Chao Pak Tai (Association of People from the South). Then take a 15-minute song thaeo (Rod Fai – Wat Pu Theun route) to Bang Ramat Road.

The best way to get there is to take the BTS to Wongwian Yai station, then flag down a taxi and ask him to take you to ‘Talat Nam Khlong Lat Mayom’. It can actually be quite tough trying to find a taxi driver who will actually recognise the name so you should be prepared to go through a few taxis.

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