Catagorize: Village, Community
Contact: Amphoe Mueang, Narathiwat Tel. -
A traditional Thai Muslim fishing village, Ban Thon is located approximately 16 kilometers from the city. The village is a well-known center for the production of real and miniature Korlae boats, which is considered an exquisite form of local art. Traditionally, boys over 13 years of age make the miniature boats, which retail from a few hundred baht to a few thousand baht.
In addition, products made of Krachut sedge and Annonaceae leaves are also sold here. A few of the most popular products include colorful and exquisitely designed eyeglass holders, bags and mats. They are value-for-money souvenirs, ranging in price from 30 baht to a few hundred baht. Other renowned village products are the sumptuous Budu sauce and fish crackers. Along the beach, visitors will see lines of dried fish and many Budu sauce vats. The sauce is used extensively in southern cooking, as widely used as fish sauce in central Thai cooking.
The village is located at Tambon Khok Tian, around 16 kilometers from town, on Highway No. 4136 (Narathiwat - Ban Thon).
Opening hours are 8.00 am-6.00 pm daily. However, visitors should note that on Fridays, local vendors will take the day off to attend prayers, and as a result, shopping trips should be planned on other days.