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FARMERS

The Central plains area is the area around Bangkok. It is often called the rice attic of Thailand as there are three rice harvests per year. Farmers rely on rice for the living but nowadays on many other activities also!



Fish net
Here is an ingenious fence across a small sluice. Those two baskets are there to redirect the fishes and catch them.
Fish net

The Thai King has tried to convince farmers to go for self sufficiency and avoid mono cultures.

Many former rice fields have been transformed into ponds where villagers can breed fishes. This man sets a net to catch fishes for his diner.
Fish net
Fish net
Fish net
The "YO" (ยอ) is a square dip net, i.e. kind of fish-trap. Such Thai fish trap is used by river folks to catch small fish. It represents a traditional livehood tool and still survives in river nooks and inlets.
Fish net
During end of afternoon, this old man is trying to catch small fishes for his diner into a communal moat.
Fish net
Fish net


Village house
This is a typical house in Central plains area's villages. Most of the time there is no wall around the house.
Village house

Thai neighbours are very close. Doors are always opened during the day. Neighbours help each other. It is very common to pay for bills of neighbours if they are out of town.

In villages motorbikes are often used. Better be careful as teens are often racing at full speed.
Small stream
Small stream
Village landscape
Village landscape
Thai traditional house
Such Thai traditional houses are still very numerous in Thai Central plains villages.
Thai traditional house


Some former rice fields are used with technics of growing vegetables or fruits on land surrounded by water.
Cultivation
Cultivation
Cultivation
Some local villagers are growing vegetables or plants on canals. Wood poles prevent the vegetables to follow the stream!
Cultivation
Those small pieces of land are very fertile with small fruit trees or vegetables growing there.
Cultivation
Cultivation
Cultivation
Some local villagers are growing vegetables or plants on canals. Farmers will sell them to the local market.
Cultivation


This huge fish pond is one kilometer long! It includes ten thousand fishes. The owner catch fishes once a week. Target is for his own purpose and for selling also. Due to hot weather, many fishes have died due to lack of oxygen needed by fishes.
Fish pond
Fish pond
Pump
This pump is used to add oxygen into the fish ponds and to avoid fishes to die during the hot season.
Pump
Some people build fish ponds close to their home to be able to survey easily their fishes. It often causes mosquitoes proliferation.
Fish pond
Fish pond
oxygen making
This device beats the water to create bubbles and oxygen. it is mandatory to avoid fish deaths especially during the hot season.
oxygen making


In the past, they were called The Buffalo boys (เด็กเลี้ยงควาย). As cows like to roam the fields, those children are responsible to keep watching them. Those children are often coming from very poor families and don't go to school.
Thai cows
Thai cows
Thai cows
Local Thai farmers are bringing back their cows before sunset time.
Thai cows


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