Checklist of 7 places in Surat Thani’s Phanom district to be immersed in nature.
Has anyone ever been to Phanom district? Did you know that it’s so rich in nature and surrounded by numerous forests, trees and animals? Not only that, there are also various interesting tourist attractions, accommodations and activities around the place. If you want to know what they are, scroll down to see the details on each pictures.
- Our Jungle House
- Khao Sok Tree House Resort
- Bridge Hill Cafe
- Khao Sok National Park
- River Tubing along Khlong Sok
- Thamma Park (Ban Khao Na Nai)
- Our Jungle Camp – Eco Resort
Our Jungle House, Phanom district
A treehouse located in Klong-sok surrounded by trees, rivers, and the forest. Once you arrive, you’ll feel the fresh and clean air touching your face. It is the perfect place for relaxation and a mini get-away from the busy city. What is more, other than the comfortable bed, the homestay is filled with all the facilities you will need when staying in a forest. So, you don’t need to worry when you’re here because sleeping in the forest will not be a difficult thing anymore!
At “Our Jungle House,” there are a number of activities you can enjoy, but what we highly recommend is the river tubing ride. You can ride along the calm river right next to the homestay. The water will freshen up your body and relieve all your stress. For other activities, you can contact the homestay for more information.
🗺Our Jungle House : Klong-sok sub-district, Phanom district, Surat Thani province
📍Map : https://goo.gl/maps/rDWXyk41Aj1ohNCh9
☎️Contact : 081 417 0546
Khao Sok Tree House Resort, Phanom district
A tarzan-like treehouse in the middle of the forest, surrounded by the greenery of the trees and the mountains around. The place presents the feeling of coolness, freshness, tranquility and privacy.
The resort also serves savoring food and drinks as well. In the evening, you can order food directly from your room. On top of that, they also have a swimming pool for you to relax and chill. If you want to do any adventurous activities, the hotel can also make it happen too. They can take you out for river tubing, canoeing, and even bamboo rafting in a distance of 4-5 kilometers for a total of 40-90 minutes. However, all these depends on the amount of water in the river.
The highlight of this place is skywalking on their sky bridge touching the fogs up high. You can wake up early in the morning to see the first light of day and be immersed in the beauty around. If you wish to only visit and go onto the skywalk, there will be a fee of 100 Baht per person.
🗺Khao Sok Tree House : Klong Sok subdistrict, Phanom district, Surat Thani
☎️Contact : 089-9703353
Bridge Hill Cafe
Today, we would like to recommend a natural-themed cafe and homestay surrounded by mountains and astonishing views. You might expect this place would cost you a fortune, but apparently the price is remarkably affordable. On top of that, if you come here during the rainy season, the ambience is cool, chilly and extremely chilling. It’s very easy to go there since it’s located right on the main road in Surat Thani’s Phanom district.
Getting a photo with the staircase to heaven is a must-do thing here. You will get a glamorous candid snapshot with a background view of the mountain behind. You definitely will not be disappointed! The cafe also serves a number of foods and drinks where you can choose from. The homestay is decorated in a glamping-style with a white marquee and is fully equipped with amenities. So, why not pack your bags now and get ready for a peaceful, relaxing weekend in the mountains?
🗺Bridge Hill Cafe : Klong Sok subdistrict, Phanom district, Surat Thani
☎️Contact : 0986958928 / 0622289689
Khao Sok National Park
One of the largest and most fertile nationals parks in the southern region, which covers the area of Ban Ta Khun district, Phanom district, and Khiri Rat Nikhom district. It has a total area of 461,712 rai with the general condition of intricate clay mountains and limestone mountains with steep cliffs. Plus, Cheiwlan Dam, the famous lake, is also located in this park as well.
Due to the abundance of the nature, it is suitable to establish various activities around, including white water rafting, trekking, elephant trekking, bird watching and nature walks. The best time to visit is from December to April.
The entrance fee is 40 Baht per person. For safety reasons, if you’re traveling during this period, don’t forget to show your vaccination certificate to the staff, or a Covid-19 test result within 72 hours.
🗺Khao Sok National Park Office : Khlong Sok sub-district, Phanom district, Surat Thani
☎️Contact : 077 395 139
⏰Opening hours : 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
River Tubing along Khlong Sok
Because Surat Thani is a province that is rich in nature, there have been various natural sightseeing activities around, including river tubing. You can lie down and play while sitting on the tube, floating along Khlong Sok river. The water in the river is extremely clear and cold, and you can see the trees, forest, limestone mountains, and numerous animals including monkeys and snakes along the sides of the river. This place is perfect for relaxing and to spend time in nature. Highly recommended!
🗺Khao Sok Tree House : Klong Sok subdistrict, Phanom district, Surat Thani
Thamma Park (Ban Khao Na Nai)
This park is a peaceful Buddhist monastery surrounded by the beautiful natural atmosphere around. The park has “Phra Puttha Silavadee,” a chedi built with laterite brought from the city of Kamphaeng Phet. It is located 300 meters from the ground on a limestone mountain, which contains Buddha relics inside. It acts as the center of belief and faith for all Buddhists, leading to a number of tourists traveling to the park to pay homage to prosperity in life.
In addition to being a sacred religious place that is worshiped by the public, the art and architecture within the park is also fascinating. There is an ancient arc entrance with 9 peaks with the word “Buddhawadi” carved on the arc. It’s absolutely stunning, especially when the morning light reflects onto the arch. On top of that, you can walk up early morning to see the sea mist of the southern region, which is as beautiful as the north, and snap some picture as a souvenir back home, or as a memory.
Most importantly, it is not difficult at all to go there. You can just follow the coordinates on Google Map – when you arrive at the small parking spot next to the walkway, walk up for about 20-30 minutes and you’ll see the beauty above. The distance from the bottom is not far, but it can be quite steep. So be very careful when you walk up.
🗺Thamma Park (Ban Khao Na Nai) : Ton Yuan sub-district, Phanom district, Surat Thani
Our Jungle Camp – Eco Resort, Phanom district
A resort made for nature lovers, and a perfect place to have a mini-getaway from the chaos in the city. You can have a quiet, private place surrounded by trees and is next to the Klong Sok river. The resort offers you two types of accommodation to choose from – a bungalow in the middle of the field, and a tree house. The resort area is quite safe and spacious so it has good ventilation and fresh air all around. Plus, you can walk from one house to another because they are not that far from each other. On top of that, the resort is kid-friendly – kids can run around the resort and have some fun. Or, you can come with your partner or family too.
🗺Our Jungle Camp – Eco Resort : Klong-sok sub-district, Phanom district, Surat Thani province
☎️Contact : 088 577 6838