Muang Kluang Village

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The warm-hearted nature of the residents offers an intimate insight into the lives of a Muslim fishing and agricultural village. With several years of experience welcoming visitors into their homes, the villagers are skilled at cultural and language exchange. In 2007, Muang Kluang was awarded "The Most Outstanding Community-based Tourism Award" by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Laem Son National Park, Muang Kluang boasts stretches of undeveloped beaches, mangrove forests and panoramic views of Kapoe Estuary an internationally protected wetland.

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Traveling by long-tail boat, guests can explore Kapoe Bay and a floating fish farm, or the uninhabited islands of Laem Son National Park, where snorkeling is possible in the dry season. A tour of Kapoe Bay is excellent for bird watching, and provides an in-depth look at the mangrove forests and local fishermen's way of life. Bay tours can include a lunch stop at Laem Naew village, where a sea food feast awaits.

Heading inland, the Doi Roi View nature trail winds through the jungle up to breathtaking views of the Andaman Coast. Service activities such as mangrove planting, teaching school children, and village clean-up are also available.

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In the evenings, community members gather to listen to local folk singers, learn basket weaving, or watch traditional Thai dance performances from the youth group.

After the show is over, choose from staying with a family, or in a bungalow in the fruit orchards. Alternately, you can overnight at the nearby Andaman Peace Resort.