SIG 01: LOTUS FARMING
Lotus farming used to be a common way of life in the old days. Since 1970 Bangkok population growing fast. A lot of small canals and ponds were demolished. To build roads and residences. On this trip we will take you back to the old days at Mahasawat canal. Experience ﬁrsthand a real touch of rural life. Mahasawat canal is in Nakhonprathom province (60 km) cruising for (2.30 hrs.) Authentic touch of rural Thai greenery and orchards, rice paddies, and colorful orchid and lotus farms dot the landscape throughout the journey. Visit the biggest lotus farm where you can see variety of lotuses.
Mahasawat canal was built by the order of King Rama IV (1851-1868) to connect Chao Phaya river in Bangkok with Nakhon Chai-Sri river in Nakhon Prathom for agricultural and transport purpose.