Don Hoi Lot

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Mangrove trees near Don Nai

Don Hoi Lot (Thai: ดอนหอยหลอด) is a sandbar off the coast of Samut Songkhram Province at the northwestern tip of the Bay of Bangkok. The sediments of the Mae Klong River together sediments from the sea form a system of mudflats, which are populated by razor clams (Solen regularis), which also gave the site its Thai name. The site has the largest population of this species, which is endemic to the northern Gulf of Thailand. Also 18 bird and 42 invertebrate species are recorded at the mudflats and the adjoining coastal mangrove forests. The mudflat Don Nai is on the coast. At Chu Chi village several seafood restaurants offer the local clams. Nearby, the highly revered shrine of Prince Chumphon Khet-Udomsak attracts Thai visitors.

Since 5 July 2001 the site has been registered as Ramsar site number 1099.


Coordinates: 13°22′N 100°2′E / 13.367°N 100.033°E / 13.367; 100.033