Ban Kok Mueang Community
Ban Kok Mueang Community
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.
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.
- 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
|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.
|Noon||Have lunch at Ku Talay Mueang Tam.|
|Afternoon||Begin a sightseeing tour around Kok Mueang on a motorized tractor.
|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”.
|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.|
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
Prasat Mueang Tam
Phanomrung Historical Park
Wat Khao Phra Angkhan
Phanomrung Puri Hotel
Price: 800 – 4,500 baht
Price: 1,200 – 4,000 baht
Getting to the Community
Approximately 1.5 hours from Buriram Airport (Northeast Thailand)
Khun Somkliang Suebwan