By The Nation
Tourists who cannot resist sweet and juicy fruits have a good reason to head to Kanchanaburi province over the next couple of weeks as Maple Gardens, located on the 323 road (Kanchanaburi - Sai Yok), near Ban Kao Intersection, a short drive from Kanchanaburi Rajabhat University, is hosting a longan buffet in its flower gardens until January 12. Most of the longans grown in Thailand are exported, so this is indeed a rare treat for anyone who likes them.
San, the owner of the Maple Gardens, is inviting all comers to munch on as much fruit as they can stomach while walking around the beautiful gardens filled with flowers in all their cool season finery. A range of agricultural products including ornamental flowers and various fruits are on sale. Admission to the garden complete with the longan buffet is Bt99 per adults with kids under 12 allowed of free. Pets are welcome but must be kept under control and on a leash at all times.