From Sea to Table: A Day as a Fisherman at Mangrove Forest and Salt Farm
In this trip, you will enjoy a first-hand experience as a fisherman. Cook organic seafood, walk with your bare feet in a salt farm, and marvel at the panoramic view of the Gulf of Thailand at a mangrove forest.
Meet up at Wutthakat BTS Station
Arrive at the mangrove forest. Enjoy the view of the Gulf of Thailand and the mangrove forest's ecology
Arrive at the salt farm. Take a walk in the salt farm, learn how salt is made and take pictures with a traditional salt storage. Then enjoy tea and coffee and shop for organic young sea salt from the original place.
Arrive at the pier and take a 5-10 minute boat ride to Saen Tor Community. You can enjoy a marvelous view of the mangrove forest along the canal.
Arrive at Auntie Sim's place. Enjoy our cooking workshop, kayaking, and cockle picking.
Leave Saen Tor Community for the pier
Arrive at Wutthakat BTS Station
Physical Strength Required
Vegetarian Food Available
Transportation fares are included.
Admission fees are included.
Meals are included.
More details about price conditions
Why this trip?
If you are looking for a peaceful seashore place with no road and enjoy organic seafood in Bangkok, here is a hidden jewel even local Thai people find it hard. Both "Saen Tor" and salt farm are the real agriculture lives that you can touch.
How local is it?
"Saen Tor" community is located in Bangkhunthien district.It is the only one district in Bangkok which is located adjacent to the Gulf of Thailand with only 5 Km. stretch seaside.You have to take 5 minutes boat to get there because no road pass through.
What makes it unique?
At "Saen Tor" community, you can enjoy cockle picking, cooking Thai local seafood and other activities i.e.kayaking.
At the salt farm, you can experience sea salt harvesting and natural sea salt feet spa by walking in the sea bed with your bare feet.
Things to prepare for the trip
All sun protections i.e. hat, cap, sun screen, sun glasses, sandals or washable shoes.
If you would like to try cockle picking, please bring clothes, shampoo, shower gel and towel and a plastic bag for wet clothes with you.
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Hansa was really patient and meticulous during the trip, where she even accommodated to my lateness (around 15minutes), prepared snacks for me on the ride (which she told me to bring everything home afterwards), she also prepared bottles of water during the ride and etc, it really goes to show the effort and care she takes in every trip!
Hansa was also into a bit of eco-tourism or eco-friendly activities so if you are a green person, take this trip with her and I'm sure that you will have a lot of things to share and talk about!
First stop was the mangroove forest, where they support mangroove planting too! So perhaps you can try asking if you wanna do it there! Took a lot of beautiful pictures here and the fresh air brought in by the sea breeze was simply serene. Then we went to the salt farm, where we managed to see a few salt farms with salt starting to crystallize in it! The view here was also breathtaking and stepping into the saltwater farms was well, an experience that you'll like!
Last stop, when we went to this elderly couple's fish farm, I simply love the couple, they were so hospitable, friendly and lovely too. The food cooked here was amazingly fresh, sweet and delicious! But do take note, even if you haven't tried anything before, i.e. blood cockles, just give 1 a try and don't judge the food by appearances! I polished almost everything on the table and took home the leftovers that I couldn't finish and finished it at home.
Lastly on our way back, Hansa brought me to this coconut store, and I swear by my life, the coconut water from this store, was the best that I'd ever had in my life. The sweetness, nuttiness and refreshing flavour of the water, is simply a to-die-for. So anyone taking this tour must must must definitely ask Hansa to bring you there!!
July 30, 2018
Fun and delicious
The mangrove forest is fascinating, the salt farm offers great photographic opportunities, and the local meal was one of the tastiest I've had in Thailand. And cockle-picking was a unique experience - really fun and unlike anything I've ever done! Both Hansa and our lunch hosts were delightful people.
January 16, 2018
I had a great day with Hanse. She is very kindness!!!
December 2, 2017
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