Experience the Thai railway, take a truck-taxi, and join us on the long-tailed boat. We'll make crafts and get muddy picking cockles. Hop on a boat ride out to the Gulf and learn about the sunken village, then enjoy amazing homecooked meal.
When we think of the seaside, we might think of Pattaya, but we never learn about the actual residents who live by the sea. In this trip, we will head out to the Bang Khun Thian district to the south of central Bangkok. We're still in the City of Angels, but this is where everything slows down and "the catch of the day" becomes more important than what your favorite celebrity ate last night.
-Pick sea cockles in the organic farm or take a kayak out to paddle in the canal
-Enjoy a seafood feast cooked by our host
-Tie dye making
-Understand the importance of planting mangroves in the area
We take a local train of State Railway of Thailand from Wongwianyai Station to Bangborn Station at 9a.m. And arrive at the Bangborn station to get on an open-air taxi truck that will take us into Khlong Pittayalongkorn School.A local teacher from Khlong Pittayalongkorn School will be teaching us the traditional process of dying scarves using the "Taboon" fruit from a species of mangrove.Later on, we will be led through the school's mangrove stroll and learn about the importance of growing mangroves in the area.
We take a short walk to the pier across the school and hop on a long-tailed boat. There are lots of interesting stories along the way to the sea border of Bangkok and Samutsakorn.We will arrive at the San Taw Community where Uncle Sorn, our host, resides. His wife and family will prepare a delicious lunch made from local seafood for us. There's even a fruit platter that they always prepare! Yum!After lunch, you can either choose to get adventurous and soak yourself in the cockle pond to hand-pick some live cockles. Or, you can take one of Uncle Sorn's kayaks out for a spin in the canal surrounded by mangrove trees.Once everyone has had their fun and cleaned up, we will gather together to speak with Uncle Sorn and say our farewells. We will leave on the boat and return to the train station with the "Song Taew" truck taxi.If the train makes it on time, we should arrive at Wongwianyai BTS Station before 4:30 PM.
Tour will be depart every Wednesday, minimum 8 persons for this tour, it may not run if there are not enough people registered