TAT Newsroom Short Documentary
The Seasons Episode 10: Mangrove in the Rain
Duration: 3 Minutes
Theme: Canal of Grove
Location: Ban Thung Taseh, Trang
When the rainy season comes round in July, the mangrove trees in Thung Taseh village in Palian district of Trang province are covered in dense foliage, forming a band of green that stretches as far as the eye can see. The locals call this mangrove forest their ‘supermarket’ because it is where they can find all the raw materials they need in their daily life—for food, shelter, clothing and even medicine.
The mangrove forest of Thung Taseh village is a nursery and shelter for aquatic animals, which exist in abundance in the area, from the monsoon winds. The mangroves’ root systems play a vital part in holding the soil together and enhancing sediment deposition, thereby creating more farmland for the locals.
Today, Thung Taseh village’s mangrove forest is a prototypic site of community-managed mangrove forest conservation, where the inhabitants’ farmland has been systematically allocated. A famous natural attraction of Trang province, this mangrove forest has been developed into one of Southeast Asia’s major mangrove study centres.
About “The Seasons”
“The Seasons Episode 10: Mangrove in the Rain” is part of the 12- episode travel documentary series that reveal the untold stories of the unique way of life of the Thai people and the amazing scenery of natural attractions in different regions. There are four episodes for each of the three seasons that Thailand has in a year: rainy, cool and summer.
“The Seasons” follows the TAT Newsroom’s inaugural seven-part travel documentary series, titled ‘Insight Thainess’, to promote Thai values through the country’s unique way of life.