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Immerse Yourself in a Southern Thai Mangrove Community

May 9, 2013 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , ,

The mangroves of Thailand are wonderful ecosystems. Despite the encroachments of prawn farms, loggers and land developers there are still many places where villagers co-exist in around the mangroves. They harvest the nipa palm, produce charcoal, fish and harvest clams. They live their lives surrounded by macaque monkeys in the forests, Brahminy kites soaring high overhead, with sightings of river dolphins a frequent occurrence. Nature loves the habitat provided by mangroves and inter-tidal zones. It’s a bird watchers paradise

The area in and around Chaiya, an ancient historical and religious centre, is also culturally significant. Chaiya was a regional city of significance in the seafaring Srivijaya kingdom, which thrived between the 7th and 13th centuries AD and had its power base in Sumatra or Java.

For travellers with an appreciation of nature and a love of cultural heritage, immersion in the Leeled community for four days and three nights will be a very rewarding experience. The community lies within easy reach from Surat Thani – gateway to the islands of Thailand’s Gulf Coast like Koh Samui and Koh Tao.

boattrip leeled

Staying in a homestay, by day you will discover ancient chedis, seafood markets, shrimp paste and cigarette paper cottage industries. There is a trip by longtail boat to discover the mangrove forests of Leeled, serving as a barrier between the sea and the mainland. With plenty of seafood dining and a comfortable homestay to relax in, guests will experience affinity with the rural mangrove communities of the South.

For more information and bookings, please contact [email protected].

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