Mon village (Wang Kha) and the floating rafts

Mon village (Wang Kha) and the floating rafts

Worth a wander through

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The village has been formed by Mon refugees fleeing oppression in Burma, and these good-natured people have now become a vital part of the Sangkhlaburi community.
Travelfish says:

There’s not much happening here, but you’ll likely receive smiles as you wander through the stilted houses and souvenir stands where you can score something cheap and unusual, like Burmese hairbrushes and traditional Mon sarongs.

Behind the village on the way to the wat you’ll pass a small market selling goods mainly for the local residents -- though keep an eye out for some Burmese products.

Also don’t miss the excellent Mon food shops near the entrance to the bridge. The most direct way to visit the village is via the wooden bridge or by boat.

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Admission: Free

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David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.

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