Covering an area of over 6 square kilometers, the Ao Mahachai Mangrove Forest Natural Resource Study Center is an educational and research hub highlighting the delicate but essential mangrove eco-system. There is a nature trail along the mangrove forest around the Tha Chin Estuary for nature-lovers, as well as a camping ground for those more adventurous.
The center is situated in Tambon Ban Ya Phraek, at the mouth of the Tha Chin River, on the right hand side. Take Sutthiwatwithi Road for 2.5 kilometers and turn right for 6 kilometers before arriving at the center. It is located in the area of the National Forest Reserve on the western side of Ao Maha Chai. The center is open daily from 8.30 am-5.30 pm.