Ban Tham Suea Community

This is Baan Tam Suea, which means ‘Tiger Cave Village’ in Thai – an awesome name for a village, if a bit frightening. If you’ve got a good imagination, you might even wonder if there are indeed tigers here as suggested by the name. Indeed there were – but a long time ago. However, the surroundings of Baan Tam Suea remain as rich as ever. When you visit this place, you’ll discover that it is still covered in huge trees that take…

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Baan Dong Yen

Dong Yen may well be one of the most ‘natural’ places you’ll visit in Thailand. The village is known for its rich supply of greenery, including flowers, plants and the famous Chom Chan blossoms – herbs that can help you lose weight. Amongst all the vegetation you’ll also find salad flowers, passion fruits, watercress, sunflower saplings, morning glory shoots, long eggplant, round eggplant, fragrant Prik Ki Noo chili peppers, papayas, green onions, Chinese kale…

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Lee Led

Welcome to Lee Led, a small community in the heart of Surat Thani. What this modest community lacks in size, it more than makes up for in things to do and see. In fact, this area is known as the ‘Amazon of Thailand’ thanks to its rich array of mangrove forests. Another important aspect of this village is the actual villagers themselves. The people living here have an indigenous wisdom to them…

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Baan Phu Thai Khok Kong

This small community is located at the foothills of Phu Phan Mountain in Kuchinarai, Kalasin province. Baan Khok Kong is a village with just over 100 households and a total of about 500 residents, most of whom are farmers. The Baan Khok Kong villagers live simple lives. For their staple food of rice, they plant their own glutinous (sticky) rice seeds at the backs of their houses which feeds the family. At other times, they forage for wild food in the mountains…

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Koh Lone Rawai

If you hop on a traditional Hua Tone boat – just like the local Le people do to travel across the water just south of Phuket – it won’t be long before you encounter Koh Lone, better known as ‘Lone Island’. On the tranquil Lone Island, you’ll soon get a sense that the atmosphere and lifestyle here are distinctly different from that of Phuket main island or, for that matter, most other places in the world…

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Baan Phra Bat Huai Tom

Phra Bat Huai Tom is a Pga K’nyau community that has been established in Lamphun for several decades (Pga K’nyau is what the Karen hilltribe people call themselves.) The Pga K’nyau elders say that they migrated to this area leaving their traditional homes behind because of the faith they have for Luang Pu Khru Bachaiyawongsapattana, a monk involved in community development and highly revered…

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Mueang Kao

Greetings from the Mueang Kao Community! Take a deep breath of fresh air, before heading off to make offerings to monks on the bridge stretching across the pool next to Tra Pang Thong Temple at the heart of Sukhothai. Mueang Kao really has so much to offer. We know you’ll be impressed by the beauty of ancient lacquer-ware made famous by this region, as well as the simplicity of lifestyles preserved by the local people…

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Baan Rimklong Homestay

Welcome to Baan Rimklong Homestay, Samut Songkhram, where you are once again reminded of what life used to be like many years ago, far away from the stresses of modern urban life. The appeal of this lovely community is a result of a simple way of life of converting materials and produce – all of which are found inside the community – into income…

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Baan Rai Kong Khing

Not surprisingly, people are at their happiest when they are in nice surroundings with good food to eat. Happy people tend to make those around them happy, too. When an entire community is happy because they live in a nice place where they eat good food and are surrounded by good neighbors and people they love, it’s easy to see how that happiness can be contagious…

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Baan Ku Ka Sing

Do you know where the grains you eat come from? Or even what living in a small, tight-knit community might be like? If your answer to these is “no”, we invite you to experience the authentic rural setting of Baan Ku Ka Sing, Kaset Wisai District, Roi Et province. Here, you can sit back and listen to some Klon Lam poetry, Isan proverbs and “Sorn Pan” poems narrated by local literature masters as they share the unique lifestyle and history of Baan Ku Ka Sing…

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