สมเด็จพระนางเจ้าฯพระบรมราชินีนารถ ในรัชกาลที่ 9 ได้พระราชทานแนวพระราชดำริเพื่อแก้ไขปัญหาป่าเสื่อมโทรมและการทำไร่เลื่อนลอย ที่บ้านปางขอน จ.เชียงราย ตั้งแต่ปี พ.ศ. 2545 ในที่สุดหมู่บ้านปางขอนก็กลายเป็นแหล่งผลิตกาแฟคุณภาพดี มีสภาพป่าที่สมบูรณ์ภายใต้การดูแลของโครงการพัฒนาการเกษตรที่สูงตามพระราชดำริ บ้านปางขอน
The dawning sun is weaving its bright light over the land filling every life with cheers and energy. The local inhabitants of Ko Yao Noi, an island of Phang Nga province begin their day’s work early. Some fishermen are heading back ashore, ready to trade their catch for some cash. Both the land and the sea here offer abundant natural resources for the locals, whose simple yet graceful daily routines are depicted on local handicraft items.
As a time-honoured work of art that reflects the local way of life, batik fabric with colourful patterns has long represented the unique identity of people in Southern Thailand and the Malay Peninsula. Inspired by the natural surroundings, batik artists sketch images of various objects; such as; flowers, sea waves and marine creatures, on the fabric. Such patterns depict the artists’ real-life experience and, therefore, vary from one area to another. Yet there is one concept that all batik pieces represent: life overflowing with happiness and merriment.
Tourism Authority of Thailand
The Gulf of Thailand is an area full of marine resources and coastal resources, rich with shrimps, mussels, crabs, and fish. On the lowland coastal plain ranging from Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram and Phetchaburi province, there are local farmers who make salt from seawater.
Ban Laem district has many white fields, which is a product of the seawater of the Gulf of Thailand. Seawater is released into the pond to wait for the change to become crystallized white salt and full of nutritional value. Thai people transform locally available ingredients into processed food; it is even used as a flavoring for Thai desserts.
Bang Tabun residents bring salt to use when making some local products; such as, shrimp paste, fish sauce and other kinds of seafood products. The riviera road along the coastline of the Gulf of Thailand is always open for travelers to have new experiences.
Tourism Authority of Thailand
When ordinary boys ride bicycles. He ride a racing buffalo.
Meet Hon, 11 years old. the youngest buffalo jockey.
He risks his life to become a master of buffalo racing
Buffalo Racing Festival, in Chonburi. It’s one of the most celebrated events in Thailand. The event held annually for more than 140 years. Thai jockey ride their buffalos to sprint across a dusty track with incredible speed.
It’s a life-risking business. On the back of the enraged buffalo anything could happen.
120 meter long track of excitement. Where one mistake can cost a life.
Hone competes in the same rank with adult jokey.
His unique balancing skill and extremely light weight make this young lad a formidable opponent.
The faster he makes, the broader he smiles. Only true passion can unleash the power inside.
The event was initiated as a way to express gratitude to buffaloes after working for farmers throughout the year. Apart from the must-see buffalo racing, the week-long festival is offering a wide range of fun-filled activities that have been created to also mark the importance of the buffalo; such as, the Most Healthy Buffalo Contest, Buffalo Fashion Contest and a parade of beautifully-decorated buffalo carts. Other highlights include a Miss Farmer Beauty Contest, Amulet Contest and Thai Martial Arts Contest.
How can we reduce risks and improve life of all elephants?
Creating the haven for them is an answer.
Baan Tha Klang village in Surin province, Thailand, is a hallmark of Asian elephant’s sanctuary.
Its unique and innovative concept aims at improving the living conditions of captive elephants.
By providing economic sustainability for their mahouts through responsible volunteer tourism.
The 180+ elephants present in the Surin Elephant Study Center.
The Surin Project helps improving these living conditions
and give these elephants the opportunity to roam freely and behave naturally.
Make them stay off Bangkok’s streets.
This is the only place on the planet that shows how human can be harmonized with big brothers.
Care and respect
One Moment: Documania
What makes you are a good diver?
Hi-tech equipment, best instructors or money?
You need nothing, if you were ‘Son of the Ocean’
Moken are a tribe in the Andaman Sea, Thailand
They live a semi-nomadic lifestyle.
90% of their life depend on the ocean
Which make them become the real life mermaid.
They can hold breath twice longer than us.
They can see underwater clearly even 4 meters away.
The Moken live off the sea’s creatures and plants by using simple tools such as nets and spears to forage for food.
Scientists have discovered that young Moken children have underwater vision that’s twice as good as European children of the same age.
They drew public attention in 2004, when most of them managed to escape the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami that killed more than 250,000 people by relying on their intimate knowledge of the sea.
Thanks to the vast ocean,
Their best life instructor.
This is one of our beloved project in 2017.
A feature documentary film “Conman and the Sea”