THE POTENTIAL TOURISM RESOURCES OF KLONG BANG NOI FLOATING MARKET COMMUNITY, SAMUT SONGKHRAM PROVINCE.
Klong Bang Noi Floating Market also known as “Pak Klong Bang Noi” was a floating and a land market that has significant influence to the history of the community. There’s a trade center were boats was the main transport since Klong Bang Noi is the central route that connects to another provinces. Consequently, there are small and big boats come alongside the piers to buy and sell goods, such as coconuts, rice, etc. Most products came from the plantation of the people in the community. The market inside this community mostly compose of Chinese people, they have been doing businesses, such as grocery stores, Chinese pharmacies, restaurants, etc. that shows the way of life of the riverside community in connection to ancient Bang Noi Canal that is now undeniably prosperous.
This research has an objective to survey the tourism resources of Klong Bang Noi Floating Market Community and to study the potential tourism resources of the said community. This research used survey research process to collect physical data that is potential for tourist attractions in Klong Bang Noi Floating Market Community and qualitative research process through in-depth interview from experts in the field of tourism such as local administrative organization staffs, and the people in this community. Thus, the data collected is use to study and develop the potential tourism resources in Klong Bang Noi Floating Market Community. The result of this research found that Klong Bang Noi Floating Market Community has tourist attractions that have potential tourism resources in multifaceted way, for example, their activities, culture, history, ordinary and traditional way of life. The researcher suggests to develop the community areas through promoting potential tourist attractions is suitable.