Trat is a coastal province in the East of Thailand rich in pristine nature and with numerous islands off its coast, among them, Ko Chang, the country’s second largest island after Phuket. Trat is easily accessible by road and by air. These factors contribute to its high tourism potential, ready to be developed as a major tourist destination in the near future.
Start the trip with the wonder of the Ban Nam Chiao Community, a meeting place of two faiths and three cultures. Thai Buddhists, Thai Muslims, and Thais of Chinese descent live together by Khlong Nam Chiao, as evidenced by the Al Kubaro Mosque, Wat Nam Chiao, and the shrine for Ching Shui Tsu Shin Chinese God located next to one another on land straddling the banks of the canal.
This morning is the start of learning about the ‘Chong’ people, their culture, history, and their passion and dedication for natural and cultural conservation at the Chong Chang Tune Live Ecomuseum. This is a specialised museum with the focus on eco-lifestyles, arranged as a living open-air museum, with local people relating stories from history, and activities meant for visitors to experience the local ways. Residents of Ban Chang Thun are primarily animistic, worshipping spirits believed to have power over their lives, keeping them honest, grateful, diligent and tolerant, as well as protecting them from harm.
Start day 3 by experiencing the simple way of life of the fertile Land of Three Waters at the Huai Raeng Ecotourism Group.
Welcome the new day with a health drink and breakfast. This morning gives the opportunity to join the health programme.