The story of the ‘Baan Tam Suea’ has been told since 1944. This is the name of an area made up of a fertile rainforest with many animals in the area. At 4 pm every day, those in the jungle would have to hide and find shelter in the trees so that they could stay away from the wild animals. At this time, the area would become very dark, and wild elephants, horses, tigers and bison living around the area would come out. When villagers began to realize that this area was fertile and could be used for planting seeds, they began to clear some of the forest to make way for agriculture and new houses. As a result, the wildlife had to retreat back into the deep forest. The name of the Baan Tam Suea came from the villagers who found the traces of tiger footprints in a cave, understanding that the tigers once used this cave as a home. From then on, Baan Tam Suea became a community within the jungle. Nowadays, the main occupations here are farming and gardening, as well as a unique community project called the Tree Bank Project, which is supported by the bank for agriculture and agricultural co-operatives.
Location: No. 1120, Moo 3, Kaeng Krachan Sub-district, Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi Province
- General work for hire, e.g., company employees, resort staff, etc.
Culture and Traditions
- Song Kran and Rod Nam Dam Hua
- Buddhist Lent
Community Identity and Features
Due to the good fertility of the community’s surrounding environment, many fruits are able to be grown here. You can take a tour or taste the various famous seasonal fruits that grow here. Furthermore, you can also witness the villager’s long-preserved simple way of life, which depends heavily on natural resources and living together in harmony.
- Banana crisps
- Thong Muan
- Organic plants such as limes
- Organic fruits such as bananas
- Processed goods such as pickled and boiled bamboo shoots
- Curry puffs
- Pickled fish
- Nam Prik Narok