According to the residents, the large number of seagulls that attract tourists has benefited the food businesses, laborers, traders, and fishermen in the area. In Don Hoi Lot, the restaurants and seafood businesses are among the most popular places for travelers. “I’m extremely delighted since Don Hoi Lot has been peaceful for a very long time,” remarked Trader Nopparat, a resident of Don Hoi Lot who is 32 years old. In the beginning, there were only a few seagulls were seen. The number of people, however, continued to increase and has since attracted hundreds more tourists. According to Nation Thailand, during the winter months, seagulls typically migrate to the Bang Pu Recreation Centre in Samut Prakan in order to breed there. The center is yet another popular destination for travelers looking to photograph and feed seagulls. The gulls, according to the authorities, are brown-headed gulls, which belong to the Laridae family. Typically, they can be found in regions ranging from Turkmenistan to Mongolia. They spend the winter months breeding in Thailand, Indonesia, and Australia before returning home. After their chicks are old enough to fly, the seagulls will return to their normal territories at the beginning of May.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has compiled a list of “10 Things to do in Samut Songkhra,” and Don Hoi Lot is one of the items on that list (TAT). It is a sandbar located in the Mae Klong Estuary, and it serves as a habitat for many different types of shellfish. The process of collecting razor shells, which often takes place when the tide is out, is available to tourists through the rental of boats. According to TAT, the months of March through May constitute the ideal time to pay Don Hoi Lot a visit. This is due to the fact that the period during which the tide is receding is longer, which allows the sandbar to be visible. Boats are available for rent at Sala A-phon, which is located in close proximity to the Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak Shrine. At the sandbar known as Don Hoi Lot, located in the province of Samut Songkhram, hundreds of delighted tourists gather from 5 p.m. until sunset to feed the birds fried chicken and hog skins. Locals have reported seeing hundreds of seagulls arriving at Don Hoi Lot around the end of the previous month. The opportunity for tourists to get so close to the seagulls has generated a lot of excitement. There are a lot of people that come here for nothing more than to look at the birds. At a sandbar in the center of Thailand, both tourists and seagulls can be seen congregating in large numbers.

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