Sky View Tower and Mangrove Research Center

Sky View Tower and Mangrove Research Center

Sky View Tower and Mangrove Research Center
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Iqbal S
23 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
Nice relaxing place away from crowd.
A bit difficult to reach without private vehicle.
Free entrance. Worth visit if you are in Rayong.
Written December 24, 2016
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
This week I have friends from Australia staying with me, so it was time to put on my tourist guide hat and show them the sights of Rayong.

Included on our itinerary was a visit to Sky View Tower and Mangrove Research Center.

This is a joint project of local government and local business sponsors, the leading one being IRPC PLC, a publicly listed petro-chemical company.

It has re-afforested large areas of previously denuded coastal mangrove forests in Rayong to reestablish the vital eco-systems needed for the incubation of much marine life, including many species of fish, crabs and shrimps.

Now you can visit these previously muddy and inhospitable areas with the safety of wooden boardwalks built about two meters above the mangrove forest floors. At the end is the four storey sky town, which gives you panoramic views of the mangrove forests, down the Rayong River, and back to the high rise buildings of Rayong city.
Written June 28, 2017
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
Bus loads of eco tourists are now pulling up at the Rayong Mangrove Research Center to walk the boardwalks through coastal and riverine mangrove forests and to climb the Sky ViewTower at the end of the boardwalk for a panoramic view of Rayong River and the surrounding mangrove forests.

It is only recently that the importance of preserving mangrove forests was truly appreciated and here at the Rayong Mangrove Research center, many communities, including school and college students have taken on mangrove replanting projects as part of their eco-studies.

The Mangrove Research Center has a public information center highlighting the importance of mangrove forests to maintaining a healthy foreshore, including as a breeding ground for young fish, crabs and other seafood, as well as being home to a wide variety of birds. There is also reputed to be a colony of crab-eating monkeys in the forest, but I did not see any. Unfortunately all the signage in the information center is in Thai, but there are enough photographs and diagrams.for anyone to be able to piece together the story.

The whole project was established with collaboration between Rayong Municipal Council, Rayong River and Mangrove Preservation Association, and IRPC Public Company limited, and was built to celebrate the birthday of His Majesty, King Bumibol Adulyadej's 84th birthday.

The boardwalks through the mangrove forests are 400 meters long. At the end is the Sky View Tower, which is 22 meters high, with 11 levels up a spiral staircase.

This attraction is a "must see" for anyone even remotely interested in the ecology and conservation of Planet Earth.
Written December 26, 2015
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Tim D
Pattaya, Thailand94 contributions
Dec 2017
I rode my bicycle down the wooden pathways. Exciting... at the end was a tall tower with exceptional views. Wonderful place indeed. Dont skip it, the views are great, seeing the mangrove swamp is a learning experience ...
Written February 5, 2018
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KayeBKK
Bangkok, Thailand14 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
Not as expansive as the mangrove forests in Samut Prakan or Hua Hin but there's a really good vibe to this place. My friend who is into bird photography also had a field day. I recommend climbing the view tower to get a good view of the entire place. We met the young volunteers who are responsible for keeping the place clean. Good job guys! Entrance is free. Clean toilet on location.
Written February 14, 2017
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Aggie H
Phuket, Thailand402 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
This is a very nice mangrove forest close to Ban Phe. There is a bridge and a walkway leading into the mangroves, as well as a possibility of a boat trip. There are gorgeous herons living in this forest, which fly ahead of the boat during the boat trip.
Written December 14, 2016
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Sarah B
Greater Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
May 2016 • Family
Caught a taxi to the sky view tower with the family (kids aged 2 and 4). We were taken to the first concrete board walk, but couldn't find the tower. On our way home we managed to find the second mangrove research centre which contains the wooden board walk and the tower. Kids enjoyed looking for crabs and learning about the mangrove ecosystem. It's such a shame though to see so much garbage scattered through the mangrove system!
Written May 21, 2016
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Samate
Helsinki, Finland103 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Hard to find, but definitely worth visiting. One hour walk and you get the idea of mangrove forest. Good wooden path. Great tower to watch sights. Small crabs everywhere. No fee.
Written February 13, 2019
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Meuok
Bang Sare, Thailand150 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
I've popped into this place a few times, when passing through Rayong City.
There's a short stilted walk through the mangrove swamps where companies are sponsoring habitats for the crabs. And at the end of this walk a viewing tower with a pleasing view.
Written December 15, 2018
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Nick_882017
Bangkok, Thailand54 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Always good to get away from the crowds and breath some fresh air when on a break. The SVT & MRC was nice to visit although the smell of crab or some marine life was quite strong at the start of the walk but quickly dissipated as we progressed. Lovely to walk among the mangroves on the walkway provided but unfortunately the ever increasing threat of human rubbish quickly raised its ugly head as bits of float-some soon appeared here and there to spoil the "pristine" nature of the place. Worth a visit and climb up the tower to see the view of the sea and tops of the mangrove trees.
Written December 2, 2018
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