Between the ferry piers and White Sand beach you will find the village of Klong Son. You probably wont pay much attention to it when you arrive as it is a pretty nondescript type of place, you will pass by a builder’s merchant, 7-eleven, a couple of concrete mixing plants . . . . and they are the highlights. The charms of Klong Son lie in the inland valley and also in the small fishing village which is about down a side road a minute’s drive from the 7-eleven.
The pier was a nice place. Much smaller than Bangbao fishing village and with no real tourism, just families who still fish for a living and you could often see a dozen or more fishing boats moored at the end of the pier. It was easy to see how the old houses could be fixed up, maybe made into restaurants or a centre for kayaking – that type of thing. It still could and has changed very little during the past decade.
However, I doubt it will ever be a charming place to visit as someone in authority decided that what the pier needed was to be surrounded by less water – far better if hundreds of truckloads of landfill were brought in. On the plus side, it is now a far more practical place for anyone with a small boat i.e. the local families, to live and I imagine that it would be possible to moor private speedboats there for a much smaller fee than the proposed Siam Royal View marina close by.
A couple of photos taken before the landfill.
And now . . .