Khlong Khon is a coastal community in Samut Songkhram province that used to enjoy the benefits from the abundance of mangrove forests. The shrimp farming business had depleted the area of mangroves and caused a chain reaction of degrading the ecosystem, destroying the habitat of the marine life, and causing an adverse effect on the wellbeing of the people in the community. The Khlong Khon Mangrove Forest Conservation Centre was established to restore the mangrove forests by encouraging people to help plant the mangrove trees and raising awareness on the significance of mangrove forests to the livelihood of the community. Several years of the mangrove reforestation effort have borne fruit, and it can now be seen that the mud collected at the mangrove’s complex root systems have built up and extended the coastline further. Visitors are invited to help plant more mangrove trees to fill up the mangrove forest ecosystems in the areas they previously existed
Mangrove planting at Khlong Khon is truly a great way to have fun while doing something good for the environment. To plant the trees, dig a hole that is the same size as the roots, place the sapling into the hole so the roots are below the surface, and pa
The cockle farmers use krateng, a bamboo house that is built on stilts in the middle of the water, as a temporary shelter when they go out to the sea. Visitors get to enjoy a unique experience of taking a long-tail boat to the krateng, and enjoy a delicio
While exploring mangrove forests on the way to the krateng, visitors can feed the troops of wild monkeys that are patrolling the banks of the rivers with bananas. Some monkeys might even swim to the boat to greet you and wait for their treat.
A never-to-be-missed action when visiting Khlong Khon is the mud skiing activity. The wooden board is tied to the back of a long-tail boat, which drags the skier around in the water. The best part of mud skiing is to fall off the board and cover yourself
Remark: The above programme is only an example of what is to be expected and is subject to change, depending on the weather conditions and other circumstances.