Ban Tha Khan Thong Homestay
Ban Tha Khan Thong Homestay
This small village is located just next to Mae Khong river. While it is full of botanical resources and local know-how, the locals still enjoy a simple life by the water. Most of them work in agriculture, and they have a unique culture that may seem unusual compared to other communities in the north. Despite its location in northern Thailand, the culture in Ban Ta Kan Tong is influenced by the Isaan (Northeastern Thai) culture since their ancestors from the northeast region settled down here over 50 years ago. Here, you’ll get to explore a different vacation experience while you immerse yourself in the life and hybrid culture of Ta Kan Tong. Head out on a tractor ride, which will take you alongside the Mae Khong River and stop off to browse the “Ta mong” hand-woven clothes. Enjoy the nature at the combined agricultural park, where various plants are grown, including juicy passion fruit and quality sacha peanuts, exclusively sold through the Royal Project. In the evening, take a boat ride and follow the story of Suwankomkam, an ancient city from the Lanna period. Pay homage to the community’s main Buddha image and taste Ta Pun’s grilled skewered pork together with Yai Pun’s dipping sauce – said to be the most delicious in the area.
Culture and Local Heritage
A blend of Lanna and Isaan cultures is represented through the Isaan language spoken in the community, the traditional clothes, “Mor Lam” music, and a bamboo mouth instrument.
The local wisdom includes making sacha peanut leaf wraps and Tha Khan Thong spa for blood circulation improvement.
- Try hand-milling brown rice.
- Visit Sacha peanut plantation.
- Ride a motorized tractor around the community.
- Taste Ta Pun’s grilled pork skewers with Yai Pun’s dipping sauce, a local delicacy
- Learn how “Ta Mong’-patterned cloth is woven by hand.
- Explore life and nature around the Mae Khong River on a boat trip as you visit the Golden Triangle
Price for activities and food in community
2,200 Baht/person (minimum 6 persons)
Trip idea 2 days 1 night
Ban Tha Khan Thong – The Golden Triangle – Wat Rong Khun
Price for 2 days 1 night program 7,700 Baht/person (minimum 6 persons)
*Accommodations, Acitivities in the community and meals are included
Air tickets and VAT are not included
|Morning||Travel to the top of Thailand, Chiang Rai Province|
|Experience one of the unseen Chiang Rai attractions, Pay homage at Wat Rong Suea Ten temple. Admire the contemporary Thai-style chapel which represents a sacred place for worshipping Buddha.|
|Noon||Lunch at Ma Long Der Restaurant, stylish Northern-style fusion food|
|Afternoon||Head to Tha Khan Thong community|
|Tha Khan Thong’s way of life journey
|Evening||Experience a traditional “Khan Tok” meal and watch a local show as you enjoy your food|
|Departure from Tha Khan Thong Community|
|Morning||Enjoy the beautiful nature along Mae Khong river at the Golden Triangle.|
|Shop for souvenirs from Chiang Rai, such as northern sausages and green pepper chili paste – all at reasonable prices.|
|Afternoon||Visit one of Chiang Rai’s most popular landmark
Wat Rong Khun, a paradise-like temple, extravagant white temple designed by world renowned Thai artist – Chalermchai Kositpipat
|Have some coffee and enjoy the pretty flowers at Singha Park.|
|Stop off at Ban Dam Art Museum, 40 acres of land full of art works by national artist Thawan Duchanee|
|Night||Travel back to Bangkok|
12 houses with a total capacity of 80 guests
A/C rooms: 700 baht for 2 guests, with breakfast
Fan rooms: 600 baht for 2 guests, with breakfast
The Golden Triangle
Pratat Pha Ngao Temple
Siam Triangle Chiangsaen
Price: 1,200 – 4,500 baht
A Hotel Budget
Price: 900 – 1,200 baht
Getting to the Community
Approximately 1 hour from Chiang Rai Airport in Northern Thailand
Khun Panita Srikatti