Ban Kok Mueang Community

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Ban Kok Mueang Community

Buriram

Immerse yourself in the story of Ban Kok Mueang, a 70-year-old village located on rich volcanic land in the northeast of Thailand. Admire the graceful Baisri Palaeng and Khom Onchon Isan dance. You’ll be able to learn more about the local way of life and beliefs through the carved sandstone plate and the delicate, beautiful stupa of Prasat Mueang Tam. These have been the inspiration for the unique patterns made on locally-woven silk and naturally-dyed, Baray clay-fermented cotton, of which the stories date back to the 16th century of the Buddhist era. As well as this, don’t miss out on trying some of the fragrant the volcanic jasmine rice which is served up with spicy shrimp salad and various herbs. From silk to jasmine rice, here you’ll uncover the story of a lively community, its spirit and thousand-year-old heritage.

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Culture and Local Heritage

The heritage of the community has ancient Khmer civilization roots dating back to over a hundred years. This can be seen hidden amongst the grandeur of Prasat Mueang Tam, with its spectacular arched entrance being an important point of inspiration for the iconic “Pakkood” woven silk pattern that has been taught for generations.

The local wisdom here is seen in various reed products, such as woven mats with patterns depicting Prasat Mueang Tam, as well as woven handbags.

Highlight Activities

  • Explore Kok Mueang on a motorized tractor, the local way to get around.
  • Visit Prasat Mueang Tam.
  • See the great rectangular reservoir built in the ancient Khmer era known as “Baray”.
  • Visit Kok Mueng Hermit House, built to serve as a healing center for pilgrims.
  • Take photos at the tree tunnel.
  • Admire the “Pakkood” patterned Madmee hand-woven silk.
  • Learn how reeds can be creatively transformed into various products such as woven mats with patterns depicting Prasat Mueang Tam and woven handbags.
  • Design your own Baray clay-fermented cloth.

Price for activities and food in community

1,500 Baht/person (minimum 6 persons)

Trip idea 2 days 1 night

Kok Mueang Community – Prasat Mueang Tam – Buriram City

Price for 2 days 1 night program 7,100 Baht/person (minimum 6 persons)

*Accommodations, Acitivities in the community and meals are included
Air tickets and VAT are not included

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Day one
Morning Travel to Ban Kok Mueang, Buriram.
Late morning Leave Buriram and head to “Ban Kok Mueang community, a cultural tourism destination in Prakonchai district.
Begin a sightseeing tour around Kok Mueang on a motorized tractor, the community’s most-used vehicle.

  • Visit Prasat Mueang Tam.
  • See the great rectangular reservoir built in the ancient Khmer era known as “Baray” and often compared to the sea surrounding Phra Sumen Mountain.
  • Visit Kok Mueng Hermit House, built to serve as a healing center for pilgrims visiting Prasat Mueang Tam. Marvel at the grand laterite stupa and ancient library enclosed in a Hindu-style wall.
  • Take photos at the tree tunnel.
Noon Have lunch at Ku Talay Mueang Tam.
Afternoon Begin a sightseeing tour around Kok Mueang on a motorized tractor.

  • Admire the “Pakkood” patterned Madmee hand-woven silk.
  • Learn how reeds can be creatively transformed into various products such as woven mats with patterns depicting Prasat Mueang Tam and woven handbags.
  • Design your own Baray clay-fermented cloth using a natural dyeing process with clay that has been stored under the Baray for more than a thousand years.
Evening Bid farewell to Ban Kok Mueang community.
Have dinner at Ban Chai Nam, a not-to-be-missed place in Buriram with a pleasant riverside atmosphere and try their famous “five-flavored sea bass”.
Day two
Morning See the great Sri Suwachakunanusorn Pagoda at Wat Pa Khao Noi, a temple in the forest that focuses on Luang Pu Man’s meditation practice. Pay homage to the relics of Luang Pu Suwat Suwacho, Luang Pu Man’s pupil, for good luck.
Late morning Stop at The Tower Cafe & Hangout, one of Buriram’s most popular cafes, to enjoy some refreshing drinks. The place itself has a unique, tower-like structure with stairs winding all the way up to the breezy rooftop where you can take some spectacular photos while enjoying your drinks.
Noon Have lunch at Ped Yang Ku Mueang, Buriram’s famous roasted duck spot. The duck is carefully sourced to ensure a perfect size and meat texture, then roasted on a low fire for over 2 hours until the skin is crispy, the meat is dry, and the perfect aroma starts to fill the air.
Afternoon Travel back to Bangkok.

Booking Center:
092-257-6499, 065-939-9015

Best Season for Visiting

The activities are suitable for all seasons.

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Food at the Community

Individual dish (lunch): Fried rice with spicy shrimp paste
Set meal (dinner): Sun-dried fish and eggplant soup / clear soup with egg sausage / spicy shrimp salad
Snack: Glutinous rice wrapped in banana leaf (Khao Tom Dang)
Dessert: Konjac in coconut milk
Drink: Sappanwood drink

Local Products

The community’s iconic “Pakkood” patterned cotton and silk, Naturally-dyed, Baray clay-fermented shawls and scarves, Patterned woven reed mats and reed products, Silk and cotton products

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Local Homestays

30 houses with a total capacity of 150 guests
400 baht per guest (dinner and breakfast included), 100 baht per guest extra cost for A/C rooms

English Speaking Guides

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Khun Jintana Watcharapothikorn
Tel: 061-519-5322
E-mail: jinny-bepro[email protected]

10. โคกเมือง-มัคคุเทศก์ คุณสุมัชชา เหล่าศรีไชย 2

Khun Sumutcha Laosrichai
Tel: 087-449-5235
E-mail: [email protected]

Nearby Attractions

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Prasat Mueang Tam

โคกเมือง-อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์พนมรุ้ง

Phanomrung Historical Park

โคกเมือง-วัดเขาพระอังคาร

Wat Khao Phra Angkhan

Nearby Accommodations

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Phanomrung Puri Hotel
Tel: 086-336-6618
Price: 800 – 4,500 baht

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Eireann Hotel
Tel: 044-666-199
Price: 1,200 – 4,000 baht

Getting to the Community

Approximately 1.5 hours from Buriram Airport (Northeast Thailand)

Local Coordinator

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Khun Somkliang Suebwan
Tel: 088-193-8840

Local Tour Operator

Udachi Company Limited (Headquarters)
898/97 Prasert Manukit Road, Klongkum sub-district, Buengkum district, 10240 Bangkok
Tel: 085-245-2458, 099-916-9099
E-Mail: [email protected]
[email protected]: @udachi
www.udachithailand.com

Find Folk Company Limited
7/5-6 Room 203 2nd Floor, Pradipat Road, Phayathai sub-district, Phayathai district, 10400 Bangkok
Tel: 02-278-1566
E-Mail: [email protected]
Social media: www.facebook/Findfolker
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www.findfolk.com

Friday Trip Company Limited
14 Soi Ramkamhaeng 118 Yaek 45, Sapansoong, Sapansoong, 10240 Bangkok
Tel: 088-008-2906-7, 02-373-8008
[email protected]: @fridaytrip
Social media: www.facebook.com/fridaytrip.page
www.fridaytrip.com