Introduction to Ban Thale Noi
Ban Thale Noi was formerly known as Ban Noen Sa, but later, the name was changed to Thale Noi Village. The surrounding area of the village is hilly; there is a pond where the villagers use the water from, for consumption. The villagers dug up shells over the years and in some years the sea looked like a smaller sea so they named the village "Baan Talay Noi". Now Ban Thale Noi is a historical tourism village that adopts the Sufficiency Economy Principle. Following in their father’s footsteps they look to King Rama IX as a guide to improve the quality of life for people within the community.
The Little sea people have a way of doing agriculture, rubber plantations, orchards and fishing. Because the area of the sea is adjacent to the Prasae River it is rich in marine resources. They seek to have a better standard of living by bringing valuable local wisdom, maintaining good produce and creating a sustainable, community way of life. Together the locals of Ban Thale Noi Village have organised many great activities and promote an impressive tourist route for everyone.
During the Songkran Festival, there will be merit-making and pouring water on the heads of the elderly. There is also a Sand pagoda building contest in the area in front of the old ordination hall, Wat Ratchabarnphadittharam. In addition, after the Songkran Festival, Thale Noi villagers will have a Boon Song tradition, which is a tradition and ritual that has been inherited from their ancestors. There appears to be evidence of historical traces for future generations to study a large number of artifacts at the Royal Palace Temple or what the villagers call Wat Thale Noi, such as the royal throne Rattan Buddha statue. There are also ancient sites and many antiques such as pagodas, churches, lacquered cabinets, thrones, knives, swords, and other antiques.