Bang Bai Mai Community

Experience the Southern ways of life by the streams at Bang Bai Mai Community, a community with over a hundred small and large interconnected canals that gradually converge with Ta Pi River, the main artery of the South. The local ways of life by the streams since ancient times and the coconut plantations on both sides of the canal are outstandingly unique charms that keep drawing people to visit.

The streams and the coconut plantations have united as one with the local ways of life here. After harvested, coconuts are processed into various products including everyday commodity products, handicrafts, many eco-friendly items, and even coconut cider vinegar, an important ingredient that enhances the flavor of Southern dishes, according to local wisdom.

Travelers who visit Bang Bai Mai Community will have a chance to encourage the community to sustain the local ways of life by supporting products from local wisdom produced by the community and sold at Pracharat Bang Bai Mai Market, and to simultaneously preserve the beauty of the streams and the community by reducing plastic use, and avoiding throwing garbage into the canals and rivers. They can also experience the excitement at the community by cruising down the canal to observe the local ways of life during the day and witness the beautiful twinkle of fireflies during the night. Additionally, there are 200-year-old houses that were also the origin of Bang Bai Mai Community.

Highlight Activities

  • Enjoy a cruise to admire the atmosphere of the streams and the nature of coconut plantations on both banks of the canal.
  • Observe the local wisdom in using coconuts to add values to Bang Bai Mai Community.

Best Time to Visit

  • May to September recommended.

Nearby Attractions

  • Khao Sok National Park   (Map)

    7 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Rajjaprabha Dam  (Map)

  • Khlong Nam Sai Canal  (Map)

  • Nam Rad Forest Headwaters  (Map)

  • Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine   (Map)


Bang Bai Mai Community

  • Tambon Bang Bai Mai, Amphoe Mueang Surat Thani, Surat Thani 84000

  • 08 1396 9688


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