Pikun Thong Royal Development Study Center
Pikun Thong Royal Development Study Centre Pikun Thong Royal Development Study Centre is located between Pikun Thong Village and Kok Saya Village at 95 Moo 6, Wor Nua Sub-district, Mueang District, Narathiwat on Narathiwat-Takbai Road. It is situated on the area of 510 rai which is 7 km away from Mueang district and 2 km away Thaksin Thaksin Ratchaniwet Palace. Because Narathiwat province is a lowland with waterlogged soil all year round including nearby provinces on the land of approximately 400,000 rai, the waterlogged soil is of low quality. Even after releasing water, it is inefficient to cultivate because the soil contains pyrite creating sulfuric acid. When the soil gets dry, it is sour which is dangerous for the growth of plants. If the farmers fail to cultivate, the lands are mostly abandoned. HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, therefore, founded Pikun Thong Royal Development Study Centre in 1981. Pikun Thong Royal Development Study Centre is where agricultural, social and educational officers gather to educate and assists the people concerning their careers. Pikun Thong Royal Development Study Centre aims to research on improving waterlogged soil in order to use it in cultivation. The centre also has experiments on complete family-scale industrial developments. Pikun Thong Royal Development Study Centre researches and experiments on solving soil problems, developing the area, as well as finding the most suitable and effective method. In regard to careers, the study centre is a centre providing information and demonstration about economic and social development training in the nearby villages. The centre also provides knowledges for soil development in the areas with problems to the people and spread to other areas. Consequently, many deserted areas in Narathiwat province are used again for cultivating rice, vegetables, and crops. The people have better quality of life. For visitors who would like to visit, please contact tel. 0-7351-3562-3 or fax 0-7351-3560.