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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 harvest per year.

Shelter
A "HANG NA" (ห้องนา) is a shelter used by Thai farmers. At noon, they have a rest there as weather can be very hot. It is also the place to have lunch together, a shady spot to smoke, to talk.
Shelter
Such shelters disappear slowly as more machines are used so less farmers are needed to take care about rice fields.
Shelter
Shelter
Rice fields
Rice fields are still a strong option for Thai farmers as Thai government is trying to increase the abroad selling price.
Rice fields
Huge green rice field that will give bountiful harvest in a few weeks. There is a need to ensure that water is still present in the field to avoid bad harvest.
Rice field
Rice field
Rice field
This rice field has been harvested a few weeks ago. The land will rest a few weeks before starting planting rice again.
Rice field
Green rice field near a Thai Buddhist Temple. The flag indicates the proximity of the temple.
Rice field
Rice field


Shrimp field
Some fields now include shrimp ponds (นากุ้ง) as shrimp price is much higher than rice and has a good value to sell abroad.
Shrimp field
Some local villagers are growing vegetables or plants on canals. Wood poles prevent the vegetables to follow the stream!
Cultivation
Cultivation
Cultivation
Some local villagers are growing vegetables or plants on canals. Farmers will sell them to the local market.
Cultivation


There is an impressive road network in Central Plains area to go easily from one field, one pond to another.
Road network
Road network
Spirit house
ศาลตายาย - "SAN TA YAI" is the shrine for the "Grandfather and Grandmother" or the local guardian spirits.
Spirit house
On rural side in Central Plains, there is a huge network of canals to ensure water can reach all rice fields or fish ponds.
Network canal
Network canal
Network canal
These canals can help during high floods to allow, in theory, a better water flow.
Network canal
Quite many ponds can be found around Nakhon Pathom area. Some ponds are fish ponds or shrimp ponds.
Ponds
Ponds
Ponds
With high densities per square meter, aeration is often required to prevent oxygen depletion.
Ponds
Lotus field in Nakhon Pathom. Lotus are often used for donation to Buddhist temples.
Lotus field
Lotus field
Lotus field
In summer, lotus flowers can be seen throughout the vast field.
Lotus field
Sunset over a serene landscape in Nakhon Pathom countryside with cultivations over the water.
Serene landscape
Serene landscape


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