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Pak Nam Tapi (Tapi River Estuary)  The Tapi River Mouth is located about

seven kilometres from Ban Don Municipality. The area is particularly well known for its

excellent seafood restaurants. Apart from serving reasonably priced tasty dishes,

they are located against a magnificent backdrop of the peaceful Tapi River. Getting

to the place from the city is easy. Just use tuk-tuk services located opposite Chula

Shopping Mall

Monkey School  Mr. Somporn Saekow, a person who believes that monkeys can be trained to use their capacities to the fullest, established this training college for monkeys. Students are mostly local pig-tailed monkeys from the forests. Monkey owners must pay a tuition fee, which is inclusive of food and accommodation.

Classes of 3 - 6 months are classified   into three levels, beginners,  intermediate and advance.

Graduate  monkeys are  trained to pick only  ripened coconuts from t he trees. To get there, take

Surat Thani Nakhon Si Thammarat Highway No. 401) and drive for about seven kilometres. On

approaching a junction, turn right to the dirt road and proceed for about two kilometres.

The college is located on the right side. Interested visitors are advised to check with local travel

agents for full details. Alternatively, call the College at 0 7722 7351  0 7722 7351   08 4745 5662  

08 4745 5662 for more details.

Wat Khao Suwan Pradit   Luang Pho Choi, one of southern Thailand's most revered Buddhist monks, founded this monastery. The 45-meter hilltop pagoda contains Buddha relics brought from Wat Phra Kiat, Hod District, Chiang Mai. From the pagoda, visitors can get a panoramic view of the coast. The temple is located about one kilometre from Don Sak District, along the Surat Thani Nakhon Si Thammarat (Highway No. 401).

Namtok Vibhavadi  This medium - sized  waterfall is the local residents  socializing venue on

weekends. With rustic surroundings, the waterfall is located 38 kilometres east of the provincial

capital along Highway No. 401, about at the kilometre 60-61 markers before the Don Sak

intersection. Visitors can take either Surat Thani Nakhon Si Thammarat or Surat Thani Don

Sak buses to get to the waterfall.

Pak Nam Tapi River, Monkey School, and other attractions in Surat Thani Province

Surat Thani Province Page 13, Places to see around the Province Surat Thani Province Page 15, interesting places to visit