Bang Saray locals slip, slide at Huay Toh Reservoir near Pattaya

People of all ages have a ball sliding down the levee slopes at the Huay Toh Reservoir in Bang Saray.

Forget expensive water parks, Bang Saray locals can splash and slide for free at the Huay Toh Reservoir.

A scorching Sunday Sept. 27 was the perfect day for Sattahip District residents to head down to Klet Kaew Sub-District of Bang Saray, 28 kilometers south of Pattaya, where the storm swelled levee made for great fun as water poured over the weir.

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Vendors sold cheap rubber mats and plastic boards that people used to ride the rapids for some good ol’ fashioned water slide action.

Boonruean Piempol, 67, said the sales are helping her family income and can be counted on every time it rains, as the weir has an outlet that makes for a perfect water slide.

Homemade water sleds are a big hit at the natural water park in Bang Saray.


Vendors selling or renting inflatable swimming rings do a roaring business.

A truly traditional Thai upcountry atmosphere as kids stroll around eating snacks and ice-cream. Food and toy vendors do well on weekends when the locals come out to play.


Thai families sit around under the shade of trees enjoying food and drink, just being happy together.