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Drifting away in ‘rue mard’

Romantic drifting in "Koh Chang gondola" at "Salak Kork" village

Apr 27, 2020

Drifting away in ‘rue mard’

Romantic drifting in "Koh Chang gondola" at "Salak Kork" village
Apr 27, 2020

Baan Salak Kork is a small fishing village tucked away on the east coast of Koh Chang. The fertile mangrove forest here is the island’s largest. It’s so romantic drifting through the forest in a dugout canoe, or ‘rue mard’ in Thai.

A fisherman wearing ‘ngorb’, head gear made from bamboo and palm leaves, rows visitors through canals overhung with trees, ferns and other plants. It’s a great way to admire the natural environment.

The trip lasts about 40 minutes. Best time for rua mard trip: Any time between 8.30 am and 4 pm but when the tide is high the scenery is more beautiful.

900

DON’T MISS
the restaurant at the jetty serves fresh seafood bought straight from the fishermen. Drift away at Baan Salak Kork: 250 Baht pp.

Advance booking: Tel. 08-7748-9497

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