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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.

  • 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


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



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

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

Travel by


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


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


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

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

16 Thong Kob, Kok Sri Suphan, Sakon Nakhon 47280

Darin Resort (6.8 km. away from the community)

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

303 Moo. 13, Thong Kob, Kok Sri Suphan, Sakon Nakhon 47280

Ban Suan Resort (6.8 km. away from the community)

118 Thong Kob, Kok Sri Suphan, Sakon Nakhon 47280
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Kuai Tiew Kohkae @ Kok Sri Suphan (4.6 km. away from the community)

Thong Kob, Kok Sri Suphan, Sakon Nakhon 47280

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