Khlong Ta Ja Community, Bang Khonti District Samut Songkram Province
Khlong Ta Ja is a community in Samut Songkram Province located on the Mae Klong river side. This is the destination where you will get to learn the way of life of coconut farmers from 3 different religions - Buddhism, Taoism and Christianity. With local wisdom, the locals are able to make use of coconuts. They eventually have successfully turned their hometown into an attractive tourist destination and earn money from coconut products. During the trip, you will enjoy tie-dyeing using natural dyes from mango and lychee leaves. Then, let’s experience the best taste of the gelatinous coconut of Klong Ta Ja. After that, enjoy your relaxing time at Amphawa Floating Market where you will see the way the locals live and also antiques in the Amphawa Floating Market Museum.
- Enjoy a boat ride through the coconut garden. Have refreshing coconut water and try gelatinous coconut.
- Learn how the locals live and listen to the history of the 3-religion community (Buddhism, Taoism and Christianity).
- Visit Wat Bang Kung, an old temple that once was a military camp.
- See the authentic local life at Amphawa Floating Market in the evening.
Meet at Baan Mai Chai Lane Resort. Let’s start the tip with the mangrove planting to protect shorelines and increase habitats for young marine species.
Hear the story of the community’s eco-activities and find out why mangrove forests are so important here. Then, take a boat ride to see the lush mangrove forests and learn how to fish in a traditional way. After that, let’s plant young mangroves together. You can spot wild crab-eating macaques on mangroves all the way.
Have lunch like a local at a hut on the sea.
Have fun sliding around on a wood board across the mud, Kayaking or swimming in the sea. Enjoy taking photos!
Return to Baan Mai Chai Lane Resort for a shower.
Arrive at Kaset Suan Nok Community Enterprise, Khlong Ta Ja. Have some delicious local snacks before meeting the local members who will tell you the story of their community.
Check in to the homestay and leave your luggage there. Leisure time.
Enjoy the homestay’s signature dishes.
Tie-dye fabric using natural dyes from coconut husk and lychee leaves.
Visit a coconut farm. Take a rowing boat trip through the farm and try coconuts fresh from the trees. Learn how to peel a coconut like a local
Have local dishes for lunch.
Let’s learn Ban Khlong Ta Ja’s local wisdom through local activities.
- Make a cold-pressed coconut oil treatment Lip balm.
- Learn how to make EM, organic odor spray eliminator using local ingredients.
- Learn how to make various local snacks.
Explore the community of 2 religions - Buddhism and Christianity.
- Travel to the Nativity of Our Lady Cathedral, Bang Nok Kwaek.
- Listen to the story of the community from the Cathedral’s communicator.
- Go to Wat Charoen Sukkharam Temple to pay respect to the Buddha statue of Luang Phor Toh enshrined inside.
- Return to the accommodation. Leisure time.
Experience the Chef’s Table style dinner.
Have breakfast at the accommodation.
Time to check out. Let’s take photos before leaving.
Visit Wat Bang Kung Temple which once was a navy campsite. The temple is famous for its sanctuary covered with the roots of 4 different trees with the Buddha statue of Luang Phor Phuttha Nilmanee, also known as Luang Por Bode Noi, enshrined inside.
Let’s continue inside to admire the beauty of mural paintings since the late Ayudhya period presenting the Bhudda’s stories. Then, visit the statue of King Taksin and a small zoo in the temple.
Have lunch at Runjuan Restaurant in Amphawa.
Arrive at Amphawa Floating Market, a famous destination among Thai and foreign visitors. The market starts in the evening. You will see local sellers row their boats slowly to sell food, fruits, vegetables, snacks and local products to local people and tourists.
Return home safely.
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