Boat Riding and Mangrove Planting
Khlong Khlon Mangrove Forest
From Bangkok, drive along Rama 2 Road and across the Mae Klong River’s bridge, you will find a left turn next to the PTT petrol station at Km 72, turn there and go straight for another 500 m before turning left and drive another 4 km to reach Ban Khlong Khon Pier.
N13° 20.05’, E99° 57.87’
Khlong Clone Mangrove Conservation Centre
+668 6177 7942
+66 3473 1188
Facilities & Services
Tour guide, boat, restroom, shower room, accommodation, food and parking.
Ban Khlong Khlon hosts a the largest mangrove forest in Thailand. With over 2,000 rai of mangrove forest, tourist attractions include boat riding and forest touring on mud, mangrove tree planting, as well as learning about the biodiversity of the forest. Apart from the mangrove forest, the sea and nature of the village are also untainted. The life of the traditional fishermen and the villagers awaits exploration.
One can start from visiting the Khlong Khon Conservative Tourism Society to listen to talks of the biodiversity and how to plant mangrove trees, then sit on a long-tailed boat (5 people per boat) to “Kateng” in the sea where local food is served for lunch. The breeze is cool here and the mangrove forest provides a fantastic view. During the boat ride, you will also see the traditional way of fishing, and the local monkeys are tame enough to come and play around the boat.
After lunch, a tourist’s favourite activity is either to get down into the knee-high mud and walk to the destined site, or to sit on “Kradan Len” which is a piece of wood where the locals will push you along over the mud. This is a truly fun adventurous, back-to-nature activity where the kids can fully enjoy the natural ecosphere.
"Bring extra clothes because the activity will make your clothes dirty. Sun block is a must. If you are allergic to seafood, it is better to bring along your own lunch."
"Ban Khlong Khlon received a “Most Outstanding Tourism-based Community” prize at the Thailand Tourism Awards in the year 2007."