This is the largest shell farming community in Chanthaburi with various species of shell, including cockle, oyster, mussel; and other fresh seafood, including shrimp, crab, crayfish, and fish. As the locals are fishermen and shell farmers, currently they have developed ecotourism offering 30 boats to service visitors – possible to handle from 5 to more than one hundred visitors at a time. Visitors can enjoy exploring the local fishery wisdom – the shallow-water catch of crab, crayfish, shrimp;
The farm is located not far away from Amphoe Khlung Pier. It uses floating cages to raise the crab with watergates allowing natural water to nurture the farm of the blue crab imported from Yangon, Myanmar. A new crop of 700 crabs will be poured into baskets to be easy to feed as well as to check the natural shedding of the shell, which takes only 2-3 hours then it will become hard again. The farm sets its clock to supervise every 4 hours. To separate crabs that are ready to peel relies on obser
The history of the village can be dated back more than two hundred years. Called the Soil-less Village or Muban Rai Phaendin, or Muban Rong Mai, it originally was a port by the shore. In those days, the steam vessels docked for the mangrove timber business delivering wood-for-burning between Chanthaburi and Bangkok. King Rama V the Great once visited Wat Bang Chan, which was considered as the community’s spiritual centre. That 200-year-ago event confirmed the existence of this community. There i
The Welu Wetland is located near Khlung Pier. It offers the knowledge of an ecosystem reiterating the preservation of mangroves and natural resources as the habitat of various creatures. Visitors can explore inside the centre along the nature trail at their own pace either walking or riding a bicycle to enjoy the surroundings and studying maps provided along the way, reading the tag of each plant, and checking out the rare breed of plants; for examples, Lumnitzera littorea, Sonneratia ovata, and
Another amazing attraction of the Welu River is the community of red-backed sea eagles. Visitors can take a boat ride for 30 minutes to explore the mangrove with the sustainable farming of shrimp and shell that has been well-planned to preserve the ecosystem’s balance. With the crowded population of frog, leaf frog, snake, bird, insect, rat, and other reptiles, the red-backed sea eagles stick to this area for their food. If visitors would love to see the beauty of these red-backed sea eagles, th
The sea border of Chanthaburi province next to Trat province is another miracle of the sea – separated when the tide is low. So the black sand beneath the sea level will appear to be a dry walkway along with sea water on both sides. It is located near Ko Chik. The mud from that area is perfect for planting, as it is nutrient rich from the decay of shells collected for a long period of time. From this spot, visitors can see Ko Chik, which is actually located in Trat province. The local fishermen
More than 260 species of herbs are collected here for education as well as to be a recreational park for the public. They are categorised into 20 groups according to their medicinal properties; such as, blood tonic, anti-cancer, medicinal skin lotions, and aromatic treatment. Visitors can ride a bicycle or join a guided tour by a NGV car service with a local guide providing in-depth knowledge throughout various sections of the park while visitors can learn and enjoy sightseeing as well as be mor
The garden belongs to the village headman, Khamnueng Chanasit, a local of Tambon Song Phi Nong, Amphoe Tha Mai, Chanthaburi Province. He is the farmer who has applied knowledge and direct experience all his lifetime until becoming today’s success. He has opened his own house to be a centre welcoming all visitors to explore a garden running under the sufficiency economy concept as guided by HM. The King. Under the guideline of “Following the footsteps of Father ... being sufficient,” visitors wil