Don Hoi Lot Samut Songkhram - Bangkok Thailand
Located at the very tip of the Mae Khong River in Bangkok Bay, the sandbar known as Don Hoi Lot is a haven for some 18 species of birds, and has the largest population of clam shells in the region along with fantastic mangrove swamps.
Hoi Lot is the Thai name for the Razor Shell Clam, so this is the most common mollusk to be found.
March to May is the most popular time to visit, as the water levels are lower exposing the sandbanks.
It is possible to rent a boat to go out to the sandbar. The boats can take a maximum of 6 people for a rate of around 60 Baht, so it is not expensive.
To get out to the mouth of the bay, which is further, the boat rentals 200 Baht with a maximum of 5 passengers on board.
To get there
By car: Take the Thon Buri – Pak Tho Road (Rama II Road), and before Km 62, follow the direction sign on the left to Don Hoi Lot for around 7 km.
By bus: A bus service is available all day from the market in Amphoe Mueang Samut Songkhram to Don Hoi Lot in Chuchi village.
Video of Don Hoi Lot in Samut Songkhram