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Bang Chan is a tiny community of Fishermen and their families, who all live in houses built on stilts along a large tidal estuary accessed from Klung. The edges of the estuary are lined with mangrove trees and there are large amounts of eagles at certain times of the year.

Thanoo is heading out to drop crab traps along the edges of the estuary among the mangroves. He will retrieve them the next day at about the same time, when the tide is full. The folks here are poor, and live to a large extent on what comes from the water. There is no electricity, but solar panels, batteries, and inverters do the job just fine. Water is plentiful during the wet season where it is gathered and stored from the roofs. But in the dry season, much of it must be delivered by tanker boat.

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