Did you know that in the eastern region of our country, specifically in Chanthaburi province, there is a hidden, marvelous, and unique unseen attraction in Thailand waiting to be discovered? It offers an incredibly close connection to nature, reminiscent of being in a National Geographic documentary. Here, you can observe red hawks up close and personal at the Village Without Land. Don’t wait any longer, come and see for yourself!

Exploring the Village Without Land: Rafting and Watching Red Hawks

Watching red hawks takes place in the mangrove forest area along the Welu River, near the border between Chanthaburi and Trat provinces. This attraction allows visitors to learn about the natural ecosystem while enjoying the sight of red hawks. Additionally, you can take a nature trail walk through the mangrove forest and see fireflies in the evening.

Red hawks can be seen here throughout the year, but the best time to visit is at 3:00 PM. The boat trip to watch the red hawks takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. To get to the Village Without Land, you must take a boat to Lenta Village, which takes about 30 minutes. During the journey, before being amazed by the red hawks, you can enjoy the lush mangrove forest, various aquatic animals, and the lifestyle of the local fishermen.

The red hawks you\'ll see are medium-sized birds living at river mouths and coastal areas. They are protected wildlife, characterized by their reddish-brown bodies, white heads and chests, black wingtips, and yellow legs. Females are larger than males, with a length of about 51 centimeters. They prefer to live alone, in pairs, or in small groups. When they find food, they circle in the sky and dive to snatch it. Their diet includes small animals like frogs, toads, mice, snakes, and other mangrove forest reptiles.

A highlight that tourists love is when the raft reaches the feeding spot. Exciting dance music is played loudly throughout the mangrove forest, and soon, many red hawks fill the sky, swooping down to eat. Seeing the hawks up close like this is a truly wondrous experience.

Colors of the East: Watching Red Hawks in Chanthaburi

Importantly, this red hawk watching also generates income for the local villagers, preserving their traditional rural and waterway lifestyle. The Village Without Land is a vibrant destination in the eastern region, showcasing the rich mangrove forest ecosystem that the locals help protect. It exemplifies the harmonious coexistence between the community and the red hawks.

For those interested in visiting, besides the unseen red hawk watching, there are homestays with delicious seafood. Staying overnight is a great option to fully appreciate this charming village and its natural wonders.

Address: Village Without Land, Bang Chan Subdistrict, Khlung District, Chanthaburi Province  
Opening Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM  
Contact: 0-61683-0926, 0-89249-7027