Ratchaprapha Dam or Chieo Lan Dam The lake offers an incomparably breathtaking view
of limestone mountains and over 200 small islands. Accommodations near the dam are
available from the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
The Chieo Lan Dam, built in 1982, is a rock with fat-clay core dam that is 94 meters
in height and 761 in length. The reservoir (lake) covers an area of 185 square kilometres
and boasts an electricity generating capacity of about 554 million kilowatt / hour.
The lake offers an incomparably breathtaking view of limestone mountains and over
200 small islands. Accommodations near the dam are available from the Electricity
Generating Authority of Thailand,
Tel. 02 436-3179 02 436-3179 or 77 311-364, 311-522. For those wishing to see
the lake closer, boat rental service is also available. Contact 077 311522 077
311522 or 02 2407405 02 2407405 ext. 5008 for more details.
The dam is located 70 kilometres west from Surat Thani on Highway No. 401. Travel
along the Highway, turn right at the kilometre 52-53 marker and proceed for another
12 kilometres along an access road until you see the extensive lake beyond the Dam.
Chaiya National Museum Adjacent to Phra Borom That Chaiya is a charming petite museum.
two buildings, the museum features prehistoric and historic artefacts in the vicinity,
local handicrafts and a
shadow puppet. In addition, artefacts from Dvaravati, Lop Buri, Sukhothaiand Ayutthaya
eras are also put on
The museum is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Admission fee is 100 Baht. Call 0-7743-1066 0-7743-1066 for more information.
Ban Phumriang A small handicraft village located about six kilometres east of Chaiya,
Ban Phumriang is notable for its gold and silver brocade silk cloth and jute head
Tai Rom Yen National Park The park covers areas in Ban Na San, Kanchanadit and Wiang
With a total area of 265,625 rai of land, the zone was declared a national park on
31 December 1991.
The park is covered by lush virgin forests where rare plants can be found. The mountains
By mist all year round, is the origin of the Tapi River. Wild animals such as elephants,
tapirs, chevrotains, wild boars, etc. can also be spotted here. Interesting attractions
include Tat Fa
Waterfall, Muang Thuat Waterfall, Khamin Cave naturally decorated with stalactites
and Camp 180 as well as Camp 357, which once were the base of the Communist Party
Admission Fee : Adult 200 Baht Child 100 Baht
Surat Thani Province, Attractions to visit, eg: Tai Rom Yen National Park