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This community grows exceptional santols, but are better known for their god-tier basketry. Although they inherit great skills and designs from past generations, what keeps them at the forefront of this art is their innovative ideas they never cease developing.

  • Enjoy the rural life in central Thailand plain
  • See a demonstration of the entire process of bamboo wickerwork: picking and preparing material, choosing patterns, smoking the products for insect protection
  • Cook Thai desserts from locally-grown ingredients, take part in a vegetable collecting race
  • Make organic Khao Mao
  • Cycling to visit santol and Marian plum orchards, discover the 300-year-old Yang Na


2 Days 1 Night Trip

Day 1
09:00 Meet at the Learning Center and hear an introduction to Chao Cha community.
10:00 Visit the Basketry Center-Ban Chao Cha OTOP shop and the Basketry Museum.
12:00 Have lunch at Ban Chao Cha Learning Center.
13:00 Take a farming tractor cart sightseeing, visit the 300-year-old Yang tree and feed the river fish.
15:00 Visit the community’s santol orchard, try some of the fruit and meet the worm farming group, make worm casting fertilizer and move on to Kru Ot’s place for basketry products.
18:00 Dinner at Ban Chao Cha Learning Center.
19:30 Return to your village home.
Day 2
06:00 Take part in almsgiving together with your hosts.
08:00 Travel to the Learning Center to a attend basketry workshop.
10:00 Farewell and travel home.

Time to Visit: All year round, although the Marian plum season is February to March and sweet santol is found from May to July

Note: Bicycles are available for rent and a boat ride along the Noi River can be added during the afternoon of Day 1



  • Homestay: THB 220/guest
  • Breakfast: THB 100/guest
  • Lunch: THB 120/guest
  • Dinner: THB 150/guest
  • Transportation: THB 300/round/20 guests
  • Instructor’s fee: THB 1,000
  • Study Tour Stations: THB 1,000 each

Live music at dinner is available at THB 3,000/show

Recommended Souvenirs

Basketry & wickerwork: baskets, footed trays, bamboo furniture and other herbal healthy products


Ban Chao Cha Community Tourism, Kamnan Chalao Charoensin Tel. 087-116-8172

Travel by


Take a train from Bangkok to Ban Klub (6 trips/ day)

Car Rental

  • Smile Thai Car Rent
  • Runway Thailand


Hor Nok Hook Resort, Ang Thong (3.4 km. away from the community)

62/1 Moo. 4 Chaiyo, Ang Thong 14140

Gun Aeng Resort (6.8 km. away from the community)

Ang Kaew, Pho Tong, Ang Thong 14120

Smile Resort (17.0 km. away from the community)

43 Moo. 8, Wiset Chai Charn, Ang Thong 14110
Smile Resort

Suan Son Resort (10.8 km. away from the community)

Bor Rae, Pho Thong, Ang Thong 14120

Pho Thong Inn (5.8 km. away from the community)

171/17 Moo. 4, Baan Nong Kra Tum, Bor Rae, Pho Thong, Ang Thong 14120

Restaurants/Coffee Shops



Tangta Ar (6 km. away from the community)

425-426 Ang Kaew, Pho Tong, Ang Thong 14120
ร้านตั้งตังอา (โกอ่าง) โพธิ์ทอง



Pakaew Restaurant Garden (8.3 km. away from the community)

147 Moo. 2, Intha Pramoon, Pho Tong, Ang Thong 14120
ร้านอาหารป่าแก้ว ปลาเผา


Coffee Shops

Poom Café (5.2 km. away from the community)

35 Ang Kaew, Pho Tong, Ang Thong 14120
Poom Cafe’

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