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    Trat: The living, breathing museums



    The living, breathing museums
    12 March 2015

    Seven small communities in Trat are allowing tourists to discover their sustainable, eco-friendly ways of life

    Using just his mouth and his left hand the only one he has Saengcharoen Thongkham adeptly worked a piece of plastic string around a mud crab wielding its powerful claws in a desperate attempt to fight back. It took the skilful crab catcher only a minute to securely tie it up. Amazed onlookers applauded with respect.

    As the lengthy applause died down, village headman Saychol Sunet, wearing a Madonna-style microphone headset, stepped in with a tied crab in each hand. He explained to the watching crowd how to distinguish between a crab caught in a mangrove swamp and those found out at sea, the physical difference between farmed and wild crabs and the relationship between the mangrove environment and the livelihoods of the people in Ban Tha Ranae, his home village, which is one of Trat province's seven community-driven "eco-museums".

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    also in Trat province and spanning the border with Chanthaburi province, Welu Wetland is an eco-tourism attraction and commonly the first stop on the way to Rayong for cycling tourists who travel from Trat/Koh Chang

    Welu Wetland
    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 over 200 species of bird including sunbird, tailorbird, oriental white-eye, etc., which guarantee the rich greenness and fresh air that will keep this study

    Address : 9/2 Mu 7 Ban Tha Son, Tambon Bo, Amphoe Khlung, Chanthaburi

    GPS Location : N12.395189, E102.357105

    Contact : Mangrove Forest Resources Development Station 2 Tel. +66 3942 4186

    Facilities : Bicycle for rent, boat services, birding watching binoculars.




    Jan - Feb of every year is the best time to visit Welu Wetland' s walking street where you can enjoy watching millions of Fireflies Bicycle available : )

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    Nice stuff. Catalogued as a must do. Thanks
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    koh kong just over the Cambo border markets eco tourism too.



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    Thanks for taking the time to post this. I want to spend some time in Trat, see some of the above as well as Koh Chang and the surrounding islands. My problem is I'm always drawn to the south. The flight prices from Bangkok look quite high. Bangkok Airways though so expected. I'm not really one for going anywhere long distance by car.

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    Any thoughts on the Koh Kong area as a bolthole?

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