Ban Nam Chieo
Ban Nam Chieo Trat route through the village to the ferry to Koh Chang. This village has a canal running through the middle Rapids Community to the Gulf of Thailand. Ban Nam Chieo has long been known for its unique Ngob Nam Chieo hats, woven from a local palm frond collected in the nearby mangroves. Light and comfortable, they provide great protection from the sun. More recently, the village’s popularity has been growing since it began organizing annual boat races and an environmental festival just after the New Year. The principal purpose of the festival is to increase awareness of the importance of keeping the canal, which is vital to the villager’s livelihoods, clean. What also makes this area so interesting is the sight of Muslims and Buddhists live so congenially together, united in a desire to preserve their homes and cultures.
- Boat trips can be easily arranged to explore the mangrove forests and nearby coastal coral
reefs. Others choose to visit the flourishing fruit orchards.
From the beginning of the cool season in November, following the end of the monsoons, until June when the rains start once more. The winter months, December – February are best for weather, but this is also the peak tourist season, and it can be harder to find accommodation. The annual Baan Nam Chieo festival is held just after the New Year and is always an interesting village to visit.
By car: Take the Bangkok – Chonburi Motorway to the Ban Bueng, Klaeng exit and then follow Route 344 to Klaeng where you then follow National Highway Route 3 to Trat and Laem Ngob.
Ban Nam Chieo Community, cultural attractions, lifestyle oriented hide quietly. If you pass, then pass it to go through. But if it passes, then visiting guests. Save this junction was found to have interesting allusions.