A reflection of the beautiful, traditional ways of life is found
at Poomjai Garden in the old Bang Khunthian, Jomtong area
about 10 minutes away from Sathorn, Saphan Thaksin!
Poomjai garden is a private property owned by Ms. Porntip
Thiensup, spreading over 12'800 sqm of beautiful farm land
with waterway access & has been in the same family since
granted to her family during the reign of King Rama V. This
land back then was mainly owned by wealthy people who
cultivated gardens & were known for growing the Bang
Khunthian lychee, which has a long history dating back to
King Rama III's reign.
This rich tradition has sadly faded away
over time & the numbers of growers of the Baan Khunthian
lychee has declined vastly up to this date.
At Poomjai Garden you will find over 150 lychee trees which
are all over 100 years old, another very interesting side note
is that this special type of lychee can only be harvested every
3 or 4 years. They are less juicy than the commonly found
lychees but quiet sweet with a hint of acidity because they
are grown in the slightly saline soil found in Bang Khunthian.
The idea to preserve this lychee variety started about a
decade ago when several trees on her land started dying.
Ms. Thiensup & her family have brought this beautiful land
back to life, with a lot of passion, an unmatched dedication &
a lot of hard work. The garden has opened it's doors to the
public in late 2017 after a long and intense renovation period.
Poomjai Garden offers two stunning venues for private dining events.
You can rent out the whole garden which can fit easily up to 100 - 200 people,
for this capacity we could offer our catering service
Sala Poomjai is a private dining area where we can comfortably
seat up to 24 guests for an exclusive sit down dinner
in the beautiful scenery of Chumthong
We can arrange a longtail boat pick up service for your group
to reach the venue on water!