People are friendly, but few know English. Not many westerners visit here. Very nice scenery with mountains and rivers.
If you want to see an un-touristy part of Thailand then Thong Pha Phum is the place to be. Typical Thai town without all the glitz and attractions of a tourist town, and yet close to Singhlabuti and Kanchanaburi.
Accomodations are challenging to say the least. Great market in the center of town for fresh fruits, vegetables and curries. An incredible experience of Thai, Mon and Karin peoples live here. They see few westerners but are friendly and willing to help although not a lot of english spoken.
This area is good location for relaxing. It's quiet and good atmosphere. It has many tourist attraction such as Hellfire Pass, Hindad Hot Spring.
this area is a good area for advanture people and people who like nature & is a nice place to relax and enjoy the fresh air and people are friendly too.