Insight Thainess – Episode 2 – The Riviera of the Salt Field
The Gulf of Thailand is an area full of marine resources and coastal resources, rich with shrimps, mussels, crabs, and fish. On the lowland coastal plain ranging from Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram and Phetchaburi province, there are local farmers who make salt from seawater. Ban Laem district has many white fields, which is a product of the seawater of the Gulf of Thailand. Seawater is released into the pond to wait for the change to become crystallised white salt and full of nutritional value. Thai people transform locally available ingredients into processed food; it is even used as a flavouring for Thai desserts. Bang Tabun residents bring salt to use when making some local products; such as, shrimp paste, fish sauce and other kinds of seafood products. The riviera road along the coastline of the Gulf of Thailand is always open for travellers to have new experiences.