Ban Laem Mangrove Forest Conservational Enterprise


Ban Laem Mangrove Forest Conservational Enterprise

Nakorn Sri Thammarat

The Thai coast stretches from Sichon, north of Nakorn Sri Thammarat, to the basin and sand delta of Talumpuk in the south. To the west, the mountainous Khao Luang looms over, providing the land with nutrient-rich soil and a stream. Upon arrival, freshen up with a herbal mangrove leaf drink and some local sweets and mangrove leaf pandanus pudding. Get to know all about the local way of life through various activities such as making chili paste and processing bird nests. Fill your stomach in the evening with the highly recommended squid ink fried rice with seafood – a signature dish of the community. In the morning, enjoy a boat ride with some hot coffee in hand as the first light of the day rises above the horizon in this “sunrise coffee”. Apart from the excellent food, the area is famous for its unique sea mud spa, as well as an assortment of different skincare products ranging from facial masks to foams a hair masks made from that silky sea mud. Experience a new form of vacation while learning about the locals’ nature conservation and restoration journey through many local activities that represent the life of Muslims living by the Thai coastline.

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Culture and Local Heritage

See how the life of the fishermen and the region’s local culture are gracefully combined in this Muslim community. The community also focuses on marine resource conservation and restoration.

The local wisdom here centers around how various beauty products are produced from sea mud.

Highlight Activities

  • Tie-dye clothes with natural colors from the mangrove forest
  • Traditional Southern-style dinner
  • “Sunrise coffee”
  • “Mud spa”

Price for activities and food in community

1,050 Baht/person (minimum 6 persons)

Trip idea 2 days 1 night

Ban Leam – Shadowless pagoda

Price for 2 days 1 night program 6,500 Baht/person (minimum 6 persons)

*Accommodations, Acitivities in the community and meals are included
Air tickets and VAT are not included

Day one
  • Leave Nakorn Sri Thammarat and head to Ban Laem community, Tasala district, Nakorn Sri Thammarat.
  • Arrive at Ban Laem community with a warm welcome from the locals. Refresh with a welcome mangrove leaf drink.
Noon Get to know all about the identity of Ban Laem through a delicious local dish, squid ink fried rice, served with boiled potato and seasonal fish paste. Finish the meal with sweet stuffed dessert with coconut.
Afternoon Enjoy some more eye-opening, fun Ban Laem community.

  • Tie-dye clothes with natural colors from the mangrove forest, Ban Laem’s local plant. Create your own unique tie-dye pattern.
  • Visit the most famous mulberry orchard in Ban Laem. Taste fresh purple mulberries plucked straight off the trees and collect some for preparing a refreshing smoothy –  ideal to help you beat the heat.
  • Make southern-style chili paste with the local chefs of the Ban Laem chili paste cooking group.
Evening Have dinner amidst the  local village vibes, where the community’s identity is presented to you through a lively and fun Hulu performance by the children.
Check-in at the accommodation and enjoy some free time at Navakitel Design Hotel or equivalent.
Day two
Morning Rise and shine for the morning’s early the “Sunrise coffee”. Head out to see the sea towards the bay lit in a golden hue by the first light of the day. Sip some morning coffee while you take in the atmosphere and enjoy a breakfast of curry rice and coconut pudding on the boat.
Explore the mangrove forest, a spot where pink dolphins come to feed. Participate in the mangrove forest conservation mission by releasing some small fish into the ocean.
Late Morning The boat will park right over a spot where the sea mud quality is the best to experience a “mud spa”, which will help nourish your face and body with silky smooth sea mud. The golden bay is where the area’s network of canals converge with the sea meet; here is where the minerals and nutrients settle after being carried downstream from the mountains – hence why the sea mud is packed full of nutrients.

  • Say goodbye to the impressive Ban Laem community.
Noon Have lunch at the famous Kanom Jeen Maeyai. Enjoy fresh rice noodles and blue crab curry.
Afternoon Pay homage to the pagoda home to the Buddha’s relics at Wat Pra Mahathat Woramahawihan, a sacred historical site highly respected by the locals. A cool fact about this place is that its shadow is never cast on the ground, hence the name “shadowless pagoda”. For this reason, it has been designated as an “Unseen Thailand” attraction and the symbol of Nakorn Sri Thammarat. Shop for some souvenirs at the local product center in front of the temple, with plenty of food, silverware, niello ware, and traditional crafts unique to the province on offer.

Booking Center:
092-257-6499, 065-939-9015

Best Season for Visiting

Activities suitable for all seasons:

  • Mud spa
  • Getting to know about the Muslim lifestyle

Activities suitable during January – October:

  • Rice planting
  • Building crab and fish nurseries
  • Tree planting and clay sculpting

Weather-dependent activities (not available during monsoon season):

  • Sunrise coffee

Food at the Community

Individual dish (lunch): Squid ink fried rice served with boiled potato and seasonal fish paste
Set meal (dinner): Steamed fish with squid ink wrapped in banana leaves / spicy seepweed salad with shrimp / tamarind soup with eggplant and mullet / mangrove leaf fritters with seafood dip / squid ink steamed rice
Dessert: Mangrove leaf pandanus pudding / sweet stuffed dessert with coconut / “Pada” traditional donut
Drinks: Mangrove leaf tea / blended mango juice / mulberry smoothie topped with yogurt and coconut flakes

Local Products

Sea mud products, Spice mix, Shrimp paste, Squid ink salty eggs


Local Homestays

4 houses with a capacity of 20 guests
Price: 180 – 200 baht

English Speaking Guides

10.บ้านแหลม-มัคคุเทศก์ คุณคมสัน สุวรรณรัตน์

Khun Komsan Suwannarat
Tel: 081-686-3915
E-mail: [email protected]

10.บ้านแหลม-มัคคุเทศก์ คุณปราโมทย์ หวันดะหล้า

Khun Pramote Wantala
Tel: 098-731-8568
E-mail: [email protected]

Nearby Attractions


Phrom lok waterfall


Krung Ching Waterfall


The city wall of Nakhon Si Thammarat

Nearby Accommodations


Navakitel Design Hotel
Tel: 080-393-9339
Price: 1,200 – 3,300 baht


B3 Hotel
Tel: 075-845-099
Price: 590 baht

Getting to the Community

Approximately half an hour from Nakorn Sri Thammarat Airport

Local Coordinator

14.บ้านแหลม-ผู้ประสานงานชุมชน ทักษิณ หมินหมัน

Khun Taksin Minmun
Tel: 065-513-7273

Tour Operator ชุมชน

Udachi Company Limited (Headquarters)
898/97 Prasert Manukit Road, Klongkum sub-district, Buengkum district, 10240 Bangkok
Tel: 085-245-2458, 099-916-9099
E-Mail: [email protected]
Line@: @udachi

Find Folk Company Limited
7/5-6 Room 203 2nd Floor, Pradipat Road, Phayathai sub-district, Phayathai district, 10400 Bangkok
Tel: 02-278-1566
E-Mail: [email protected]
Social media: www.facebook/Findfolker
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Friday Trip Company Limited
14 Soi Ramkamhaeng 118 Yaek 45, Sapansoong, Sapansoong, 10240 Bangkok
Tel: 088-008-2906-7, 02-373-8008
Line@: @fridaytrip
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