Baan Rimklong Homestay Community Enterprise was originally formed by simple dwellings of the local population who were located around the banks of the Khlong Pee Log, which is a river that goes down to Amphawa. People in the community became aware of the value of their resources; for example, some people lived and worked in a coconut plantation that was able to produce a variety of products. There is also the famous Lua Poo Tree that has fireflies come out at night to light up the water, which many traveled on by boat. In 2003, Khun Tirada Ekkaewnumchai and Khun Suan Huttheenako jointly renovated their house to welcome visitors and tourists. From then on, visitors spread the message by word of mouth of their satisfaction, in turn attracting more tourists to come to stay in the same place. After that, people in the community began to improve their own houses to welcome more tourists and to form a group which is called Baan Rimklong Homestay as today. They also try to maintain the traditional way of life as much as possible, which makes the tourist’s experience more authentic.
Location: No. 43/1, Moo 6, Baan Prok Sub-district, Muang District, Samut Songkhram Province
- Agriculture: coconut planting, coconut sugar making
Culture and Traditions
- Memorial to the Royal Legacy of HM King Rama II
- Songkran Festival
- Luang Pho Ban Lam Water Sprinkling Ceremony
- Thai sweet meat offering ceremony at Kaen Chan Temple
- Water Kathin ceremony and Loy Krathong
Community Identity and Features
Baan Rimklong Homestay Enterprise is situated among the villages along the Khlong Phi Lok (a canal) that reaches as far as the famous Amphawa Floating Market. The concept was created by the locals who recognized the value of nature, and their garden homes located at the edge of the water, as well as the need to preserve their traditional boat culture, coconut plantations, coconut sugar and fruit varieties, all of which are unfortunately being forgotten by the younger generation, despite their long-term status as objects of value and interest to outsiders.
- Coconut sugar
- Coconut nectar
- Organic vegetables
- Coconut-wicker work such as hats and baskets