The Suan Phueng district is home to a mountainous landscape that reveals horse ranches, farms and European-inspired gardens. Nestled on the Myanmar-Thailand border, Suan Phueng is dotted with luxury resorts that grant access to hot springs, white-water rapids, fascinating museums and specialty restaurants.
Things to do in Suan Phueng
Discover a significant part of Suan Phueng’s rural scene at The Scenery Vintage Farm, which offers sheep feeding, archery, carnival games, sheep dog shows and pony rides. Tour the working farm before enjoying barbecued meats at the on-site kitchen. Make a detour at the Suanphueng 4D Art Gallery to finish your day with some abstract and culturally-inclined 4D artwork.
Are you visiting Suan Phueng with the kids? Treat them to a day out at The Resort Water Park, where they can ride down high-speed waterslides, run wild on water-based play structures and swim in multiple pools. If you prefer a more relaxed holiday, soak your body and soothe your mind in the mineral-rich waters at Boeklueng Hot Spring.
There are a few notable dining spots in Suan Phueng, particularly Krua Karieng, which serves up local specialty dishes. There are also numerous noodle huts scattered around the district, many of which serve curries, barbecued pork egg noodles and original family recipes.
Those wanting to purchase some local trinkets should head to Baan Hom Tien, which specialises in scented candles. You can also find travel books, hand-painted bags and woven hats at The Scenery. If you prefer to immerse yourself in nature, head to the Gao Jone Waterfalls to trek the 2.5-kilometre-long hiking trail.
Getting around Suan Phueng
Suan Phueng is about a three-hour drive from Bangkok or you can catch a train to Ratchaburi City and drive from there. A private car is the best way to explore the district and its various towns and attractions.