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Maha Sawat Ecotourism Community

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Maha Sawat Ecotourism Community

This historical canal was constructed during the reign King Rama III to shorten the distance to Phra Pathom Chedi. The people in this community live an easy and simple life with most of them being farmers growing fruits. They are Thai-Chinese and live on the canal bank and despite the fact there is now a road through the village they still travel predominantly using boats.

Mahasawat is only about 50 kms from Bangkok in Nakhon Pathom Province, near to Mahidol University’s Salaya Campus.The Province of Nakhon Pathom is criss-crossed by many canals (klongs) and irrigation ditches. Mahasawat is built along one of these canals which is the life source of the community, and for many, the only way of commuting.

Maha Sawat Ecotourism

Maha Sawat Ecotourism


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Take a boat to see the serenity on the two sides of the canal, boats leave from Moo 1, Salaya and Phuttha Monthon in Nakhon Pathom. Have fun picking the fruit of the season from the trees. See flower

plantations such as roses, orchids, and enjoy rowing your own boat and picking up the beautiful lotus. Visit the farmer’s wives association exhibition and see how they weave their products such as handbaskets.

From the pier beside the Suwannaram Temple you can take a six-seater boat for a visit to some of the agricultural and horticultural properties. The open boats are used by the locals but the boats for the tours have a makeshift roof to protect you from the sun and are fully equipped with life jackets.

Back on the boat for a short jaunt along the canal to the next stop which is an Organic Orchard. Back on the boat and off to the last stop which is a Lotus Farm. Lotus flowers form an important part in Buddhist worship and the myriad of temples throughout the greater Bangkok region rely on local producers to meet their daily requirements.

Best time for tour in Maha Sawat

June – September is when the fruit plantation primarily takes place but Nakhon Pathom is a truly year round destination.

Getting there

From Bangkok take the Pinklao – Nakornchaisri road until Phuttha Monthon 4 and turn right into Phuttha Monthon. The community is 2 km from the city municipality with road signs all along the way.


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