From Sea to Table : A Day as A Fisherman, Mangrove Forest & Salt Farm
This trip, you will have an experience as a fisherman, in organic seafood cooking workshop, walking with your bare feet in the salt farm and the panoramic view "Gulf of Thailand" at the mangrove forest.
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 watchable 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.
Meet up at BTS Station (Wutthakat)
Arrive Mangrove forest and enjoy the view gulf of Thailand and mangrove forest ecologoy
Arrive the salt farm, have a walk in salt farm, learn how salt can be created, take picture with a traditional salt storage. Enjoy tea, coffee and shopping organic young sea salt from the origin place.
Arrive the pier and take boat 5-10 minutes to Saen Tor community. You can enjoy a nice view of the mangrove forest along the canal
Arrive Auntie Sim's place, enjoy cooking workshop, kayaking, and cockle picking.
Leave Saen Tor to the pier
Arrive Wutthakat BTS station
Booking & Review(3)
It was a nice and sunny day when we went on a tour with our guide, Pink. She showed us around in the mangrove forest and explained about the importance of environment conservation. My 1-year-old daughter was a bit too young to relish the educational significance of it, but she enjoyed spotting mad-hoppers among the mangroves.
After seeing the salt farm, we got on a speed boat and arrived at a beautiful house built on water! There we were welcomed by smiley Uncle and Auntie, and had a feast of yummy seafood dishes prepared by Auntie! After lunch it was as if visiting my own uncle and aunty's place. We spent the whole afternoon staying at their place, doing nothing really, but watching Auntie catch fish, learning how to make papaya salad, having a nap in a hammock, playing with a cat... It was nice to relax on a terrace with cool sea breeze after a hot day out in the sun.
At the end of the day, we didn't want to leave, and promised to ourselves that we come back again, next time for staying over night! Thank you, Pink, for a great day!!
Wonderful & Truly Local Experience
The tour conveniently starts from BTS station. Pink was a very friendly person that make the whole trip enjoyable. We visited mangrove forest, salt farm (with nice view from the cafe), and my most favourite, the fisherman village. I REALLY ENJOY being at the fisherman house because the lovely local couple there treat us very good (not to mention that she cook a very fresh & delicious seafood). The uncle also take us on the boat around his house. You can even bring the swimsuit to jump in the canal and try catching cockle (unfortunately, I didn't do it). I would highly recommend this trip to everyone as a MUST if you have a chance to be in Bangkok! I'll definitely go there again :)