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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. Consisting of

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

display.

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 gear.

 

Tai Rom Yen National Park The park covers areas in Ban Na San, Kanchanadit and Wiang Sa Districts.

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 peak, covered

By mist all year round, is the origin of the Tapi River. Wild animals such as elephants, mountain goats,

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 stalagmites,

and Camp 180 as well as Camp 357, which once were the base of the Communist Party of Thailand.

Admission Fee : Adult 200 Baht Child 100 Baht

Surat Thani Province, Attractions to visit, eg: Tai Rom Yen National Park

Surat Thani Province Page 4, Khao Sok National Park
Surat Thani province Page 6, Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine National Park