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The poverty-stricken sisters who weaved and tailored their best silk dress for Their Majesties the King and Queen of Thailand’s visit did not leave behind just a heartfelt story. Three generations have since passed and their silkworms are still being bred here.

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  • Visit the Two Sisters Museum, a traditional Isaan house where Her Majesty The Queen granted 3 personal visits to purchase silk textiles.
  • Silk weaving with traditional designs
  • See the entire process of silk making, from sericulture to natural dyeing
  • Transplanting & reaping rice, get to know more about Ban Nong Khae village life

Tour

The community offers a day trip ‘Wondrous story of SILK’. Their simple homestay is also available for those who wish to stay overnight.

One Day Trip

08:00 Meet at Ban Nong Khae Silk Weaving Learning Center, introduction to the community & instructors.
08:30 Visit the museum at Ban Pa Tum Pa Tai, the Isan traditional house once visited by Her Majesty and now set up to display local silk textiles & natural dye.
10:00 Learn about sericulture, how to tend and select silkworms, eggs collection and how the local breed has been improving.
12:00 Enjoy lunch with Somtam and other traditional dishes.
13:00 Watch demonstrations of silk reeling, cocoon boiling & thread teasing. Get some hands-on experience.
14:00 Try your hand at making natural dye from different plants and do the tie-dye.
15:30 Watch how the wonderful traditional silk tube skirts were completed the same way the sisters had theirs done for the Royal visit.
16:30 Final discussion and then farewell.

Time to Visit: All Year round

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Expenses

  • Overnight: THB 350-500/guest/night, 3 meals included
  • Activities: THB 6,000 /course/group, materials included

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Contact
Public relations for Ban Nong Kae community: Mrs. Watmuang Paraka Tel. 088-563-5394

Travel by

Airlines

Bangkok (Don Mueng Airport):

  • Thai AirAsia: 07:00-08:20
  • Nok Air 08:05-09:15, 12:45-13:55, Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat 18:50-19:50 and Mon, Wed, Fri 19:50-21:00

Rail

Take a train from Bangkok to Udon Thani

  • Express No. “75”: 8:20-17:07
  • Express No. “77”: 18:35-18:35
  • Premium Express CNR No. “25”: 20:00-05:53
  • Rapid No. “133”: 20:45-7:33
  • Then take a tour bus to Sakon Nakhon

Car Rental

  • Avis
  • Wattana Car Rental
  • Nok Car
  • Kittipong Car Rental
  • Thai Car for rent

Hotels/Resorts

Ban Torfun Resort (6.7 km. away from the community)

Thong Kob, Kok Sri Suphan, Sakon Nakhon 47280
062-226-9938
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Ban Thanomtip Love Family (4.8 km. away from the community)

16 Thong Kob, Kok Sri Suphan, Sakon Nakhon 47280
096-271-2258

Darin Resort (6.8 km. away from the community)

299 Moo. 8, Ban Tong Kong, Kok Sri Suphan, Sakon Nakhon 47280
042-766-145
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Srisupan Hotel (5.0 km. away from the community)

303 Moo. 13, Thong Kob, Kok Sri Suphan, Sakon Nakhon 47280
095-672-7609
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Ban Suan Resort (6.8 km. away from the community)

118 Thong Kob, Kok Sri Suphan, Sakon Nakhon 47280
081-965-3346
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Restaurants

Kogay

Restaurants

Kuai Tiew Kohkae @ Kok Sri Suphan (4.6 km. away from the community)

Thong Kob, Kok Sri Suphan, Sakon Nakhon 47280
090-920-7970

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