Thailand Painting Holidays provides trips to many unusual and beautiful destinations in the NE of Thailand. There are no tour buses with a guide. Locations are difficult to access, with few tourists, so your hosts Jeremy and Waree will personally show you around during your holiday.
Bung Khong Long See location on Google map
Bung Khong Long straddles 11,000 rai (22km2) of land in Bung Kan’s Seka and Bung Khong Long districts. One of the province’s two wetlands, it is also a major bird watching spot. In 1977, HM the King asked the Irrigation Department to develop a water retention project here. In 1982, the area was declared a no-hunting zone. In 2001, Bung Khong Long was registered as the world’s 1,098th Wetland of International Importance. The wetland next to the Mekong is crescent-shaped. Surrounded by forests, it is abundant in aquatic life and birds. Surveys over the past decade found almost 160 kinds of birds in this area. Among them are yellow-legged button quail, red jungle fowl, Asian barbets, green-billed Malkoha, shikra, oriole, Dicruridae, flycatcher, thrush, Chinese blackbirds, herons, common kestrel, Baer’s Pochard, Ferruguinous Pochard and bittern. To hire tour boats and tents, contact the park on 081-954-8990. The area is well-known for good atmosphere where many people like to picnic and relax. Banana boat service is available, the cost is 50 baht per head per trip. (from Bangkok Post)