Boat Library and Bang Prok Community
The Bang Prok Community is next to Wat Hong Pathummawat. It is a strong Mon community in the preservation and the revival of the Mon culture. The people in the community have together built a boat library made of an old boat under the shade of a banyan tree, aged more than 100 years. It is a centre of teenagers to get together and search for knowledge. There are many classes provided such as a computer class, traditional Thai dancing class, traditional Thai long drum class, as well as, traditional Thai music class. It is a production and selling area of the community’s products. There is a playground, a welcoming centre organising activities for visitors such as musical and Mon traditional dance performances, local Mon cuisine such as Khao Chae –steamed rice in cold scented water, eaten with condiments, Kalamae - Thai rice caramel - cooking, Mon cultural shows such as Hang Hong-Thong Takhap procession tradition, traditional Thai medicine centre, organic fertilizer production, and the making of souvenirs from left-over materials. For more information, please contact Khun Chaluai Kawaonak, the chairman of the community, at Tel. 0 2581 1252, 08 6355 8306.