On January 7, 2023, reporters stated that the mood at the tourist pier, Ratchaprapha Dam Reservoir (Cheow Lan Dam), Ban Ta Khun District, Surat Thani Province, was filled with hundreds of international visitors, of which 98 percent were from Europe. The United States and Russia are visible from Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Koh Samui, and Koh Phangan, in addition to Bangkok. Arrived on a passenger boat to travel to Khao Sam Kler. or Kun Lin in Thailand and stay at a raft resort, accomodation in the Ratchaprapha Dam Reservoir, including natural features in Khao Sok National Park. It was rated one of the eight most beautiful national parks in the world by the French magazine Vogue. with park authorities Regional harbor officials and tourism police officers verify that all passengers on a boat are wearing life jackets at all times.
Mr. Atirat Danphat Worawat, head of the Cheow Lan Lake Tourism Promotion Association in Surat Thani Province, stated that European visitors will fly to the United States and Russia following the new year. This group has frequently traveled to Thailand in order to escape the chilly weather in their home country. Choosing to go and remain at the Ratchaprapha Dam reservoir on a raft for several days. Which portion is completed after celebrating the new year and then travels here to have a beneficial impact on national parks raft operators residing in the dam and passenger boats?
While Mr. Wichawut Jinto, Governor of Surat Thani Province, stated that the tourism industry in Surat Thani Province has returned to better growth, this is due to the confidence of tourists, as evidenced by European cruise ships booking queues to visit Koh Samui 1-2 times per month and New Year’s Eve, when many foreign tourists travel to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and other tourist destinations. Tourists return to the province and the Full Moon Party, which is an indication that revenue is dispersed to towns and individuals.
It is anticipated that the Chinese visitors who have visited the tourist islands and Khao Sok National Park would return. The province has made preparations for the arrival of a direct flight.