The only thing that kept this review from being 5 stars was the haze due to the burning of leaves and rice straw. I guess this is why this time of the year is called the "burning season".
Now, I agree... with another reviewer, if this is a place you think you are going to go and have some sort of entertainment or action... forget it. BUT, if you are looking for great scenery, delicious food, and an incredibly relaxing time, then I think you should go for it. I liked that it was less than $2 USD to get in (admission for one person and a scooter fee). I like that there was plenty of parking, and that you could order your food before you took the longtail boat to your floating destination, and that it would be ready when you arrived. I don't know how much it is to charter a longtail if say, just a couple were going... but for our group of 9, it was 100 baht each, which comes in at $30 USD, or 900 baht. The food was great, HUGE servings if you order a large size (enough fried rice for three or four people). Beer, water, and softdrinks were priced well... really about as much as the 7-11's around. All I'm saying is that you aren't going to be taken advantage of.
What is there to do? Not much. However there are kayaks you can rent for 150 baht and hour ($5), there was a waverunner (don't know if it was for rent), and there was swimming in the lake... with provided life vests. This is what I liked about the place. You could take a nice ride out there, hire a boat (telling them when you wanted to be picked up), have a nice lunch, go swimming if you'd like, or just take a nap in the shade of one of the thatched hutches.
I didn't see any mosquitoes either, maybe I was lucky... but I don't think they were out in the middle of the day, either that, or they couldn't compete with the nice gentle breeze that prevailed.
They also have rooms you can rent for overnight stays. I think if I don't run out of time, I will certainly do this. The place we stayed had "one bed" rooms ranging from I think $10 to $40 a night. The $40 room has AC, the $20 room has a fan. I don't know about the other price points. All of the rooms I saw had nice seating outside, and all of the windows had screens.
So if you want solitude, absolutely no traffic noise, to be on the water... and to just chill. This is a good place. If you want excitement, action, and to be entertained... I'd pass (unless you just want to spend a couple hours to see the place...). For me, it was a good experience, but I also went with a large group. Hope this reviews helps.
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