Introduction to the village

Rak Khao Baisri Community is an old community with a simple way of life according to the social conditions of agriculture or fruit plantation. Due to the abundance of resources and the accumulation of wisdom within the community, there was an opportunity to initiate activities and tourist attractions here. By bringing out the outstanding fruit orchards to the forefront of the main focus, the community was able to link the agricultural way of life to a truly amazing experience. Visitors are able to see for themselves that the orchards are clean, safe and delicious when they come here to sample life as a fruit farmer. Visitors will learn about various agricultural crops including ancient local fruits that are no less than a hundred years old, such as the ancient mangosteen and the tallest and largest ancient durian.

The Farmer's way of life is agriculture and so much can be learned here for any fruit growing enthusiasts. The fruit orchards consist of durian, rambutan, mangosteen, salacca (also known as snake fruit) which rely on water to grow. Therefore the wise local farmers made a tunnel to store water underground in order to have water for use throughout the year.

In the Rak Khao Baisri Garden, fruits are made into souvenirs such as peanut toffee, a famous product of the Chanthaburi Province.

Cultural information

Within the Ban Khao Baisri community, there is a general dress code which is described as calm and concise. This is because the local people here have to work in outdoor areas such as gardens, fields, forests, farms – their daily attire must be practical.


Transport to Rak Khao Baisri

From Bangkok take the Bangkok-Chonburi motorway, or to save time take the special highway at Lat Krabang or km. 8 of Bangna-Trad Road, drive towards Klaeng District, Rayong Province until reaching the intersection, turn left to go straight to Chanthaburi City, 24 kilometers before reaching Chanthaburi City. There is a traffic light at the Huay Khon Intersection. Turn left at the sign towards Wat Khao Sukim, then drive for about 19 kilometers.


What’s good to eat in Rak Khao Baisri?

Due to the volcanic soil, tropical fruits grow very well here. Visitors will find the locally produced durian, rambutan and salacca (among others) to be delicious. Guests can even join our expert guides to learn how to use these tropical fruits in the various local dishes.

Boiled Pork with Chamuang Leaves, Chili Paste, Cardamom Chicken Soup, Mixed Vegetable Soup, Crab Curry Rice is all local dishes that can be tried on your visit.

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    Top Tips for staying in Rak Khao Baisri

    Ban Khao Baisri community uses a common language to communicate. Because the community has an orchard, there may be requirements or strict practices such as not picking fruit from the tree. Guests should understand the various guidelines specified by the owner of the garden, in order to preserve and protect the orchard.


    Best things to do in Rak Khao Baisri

    Visit the garden and pick your own fruit: Visit orchards and pick fresh fruits and taste the sweetness of the unforgettable delicious fruit in Khao Baisri Community.

    Visit Khao Baisri Underground Water Storage Tunnel: Learn more about the local wisdom that gardeners made underground water storage tunnels to maintain soil moisture throughout the year. In the past, it was a gem pond where villagers came to dig for gems.

    See the ancient mangosteen and hundred-year durian: The community is over 200 years old and there are ancient fruits scattered such as Hua Bo durian, about 150 years old, and Rotchana durian, over 120 years old, ancient rambutan, Yai Wat, Bang Khan, etc.

    Taste fresh dragon fruit: See and taste dragon fruit fresh from the tree. It tastes a little sour, a little sweet, just right, a product from the Khao Baisri community that tourists love to try.

    Watch a demonstration of cutting male Kra kra: See the lifestyle of farmers Demonstration of cutting flowers to mix with the female pollen and experience the way of life of fruit farmers up close.