Muang Kluang Activities

Note Residents of Muang Kluang are proud of their culture and customs. As such, please respect the Code of Conduct they have set forth.

Cultural Activities

Outdoor Activities

maung kluang village - basket weaving

Cultural Activities

Homestay

maung kluang village - homestay accommodation

Muang Kluang is famous for its homestays. Experienced homestay hosts are skilled at welcoming guests from all over the world, and are adept at making you feel at home right away. You'll have your own private room, complete with bed, mosquito net and fan. Upon returning from your activities, you can enjoy a veritable feast of local Southern dishes including spicy curries, noodles and stir fries, freshly prepared by your homestay family. Downtime in the evening is an ideal time to get to know your hosts, so bring some photographs from home to act as a talking point. Alternatively, you can stay in your own fan bungalow located in a fruit orchard and join a host family at mealtimes.

maung kluang village - thai cooking

Thai Cooking

Awaken your taste buds with Thai food sure to delight your palate. Learn how to cook a variety of mouth-watering Thai dishes with the experts themselves, the villagers. Spend time alongside villagers in the kitchen with a demonstration and hands-on practice. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the dishes that you helped create.

Exertion level: easy
Duration: 1 hour

Volunteer Activities

muang kluang village - mangrove planting

The Muang Kluang Ecotourism Club and Muslim Homestay Club has a well-developed volunteer program including mangrove conservation, teaching English at the school and light construction projects. Please contact the village directly for a more detailed program.

Exertion level: easy to moderate
Duration: depends on how much time you have

maung kluang village - song and dance

Local Folk Songs and Dances

Muang Kluang has several folk singers and a Thai dance troupe, who are available for performances outside of school hours. You can ask your local guide or host family for more details of how to book. Depending on the date of your stay, you may be invited by the villagers to participate in a traditional festival or holiday.

Outdoor Activities

maung kluang village - island trips

Islands Trips

Traveling by long-tail boat, you can explore the uninhabited islands of Laem Son National Park, where you can see many types of coral and vibrant fish. The tour comes with snorkeling equipment, and a local guide, along with a lunch of traditional favorites for you to enjoy on the beach.

Exertion level: easy to moderate
Duration: 3-6 hours

Nature Trail Trek

maung kluang village - nature trail trek

Heading inland, the Doi Roi Viewpoint nature trail winds through an evergreen hill forest and provides breathtaking views of the Kapoe Estuary and the Andaman Coast beyond. A local guide will highlight points of interest. These forests are vital habitat for animals that move between the mangroves and upland areas. Forest resources are also important for villagers as a source of medicinal herbs, wild fruits, and house-building materials.

Exertion level: easy to moderate, depending on route requested
Duration: 3 hours to a full day, depending on your interest

Kapoe Estuary Boat Trip

maung kluang village - boat trip

The Kapoe Estuary, the biggest estuary in the North Andaman, is and internationally-recognized Ramsar wetlands. Head out in a long-tail boat through the mangrove forests and into the estuary, home to rare and migratory birds species. Flocks of cormorants and egrets can be seen flying over the estuary at sunrise and sunset, so get up early for some great photo opportunities.

Going out further, you will notice shack-like structures floating on the sea. These are floating fish farms, which are used by locals to grow edible seaweed and breed shellfish and many types of fish including grouper and snapper.

It is also possible to go to a remote Muslim fishing village, called Laem Naew, situated on a peninsula only accessible by boat. Here you can learn about village life and local fishing practices.

Exertion level: easy
Duration: 4-5 hours