In the middle of the forests on the edge of a high cliff in Ban Yuan Sao Village, Tha Kanon subdistrict, Khirirat Nikhom district, Surat Thani province stands imposingly a 6-meter stone, Hin Pad. Many decades ago a group of hunter accidentally found this Hin Pad in the forests. When they left the forests, they told the villagers about a strange shape stone standing precariously, yet firmly, on a steep cliff. When the story of this miraculous stone spreads around, many tourists flock in to witness the real thing.
Hin Pad has many striking features : Its base is quite narrow-only a little over one meter wide-and it is not joined in one piece with the cliff. There are holes in certain parts that one’s palm can go through. You can even look through these holes to see the views of the other side clearly. Its middle and top part is much wider than its base. The widest part has a perimeter of about over 20 m. The way it poises it self is very much like Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Myanmar. Ban Yuan Sao village residents belief that deities are enshrined in Hin Pad. By touching Hin Pad and making a wish, your wish can come true. This wonderful Hin Pad is surrounded by many beautiful large and small hills. In the morning, it is covered with extensive sea of mist. At nighttime, thousands of twinkling stars can be seen in the sky.
The best time to admire the beauty of Hin Pad and the sea of mist covering it is from 05.00 hr. to 07.00 hr. and for watching the twinkling stars is from 20.00 hr. You can visit Hin Pad every day. Two types of accommodations are available : homestay and camping. You can enjoy local dishes and fruits.
Location: Tha Khanon, Khiri Rat Nikhom District, Surat Thani 84180 Thailand