Khem Ma Rat Tourism Community Enterprise

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Khem Ma Rat Tourism Community Enterprise

Ubon Ratchathani

Beat the heat with Java plum juice, a local plant found in abundance around these parts of Northeast Thailand. Upon arrival, you’ll have the chance to pay homage at Wat Pho, one of the most spectacular temples in the region. Learn about the legend of the Great Naga; try your hand at weaving the local “Madmee” style clothes; and learn how to make some silky-smooth fragrant Java plum soap. After the sun goes down, enjoy the still water-side atmosphere as you take a stroll along the riverside road. Immerse yourself in the culture with traditional clothes and have dinner while enjoying local “Tang Wai” and “Paslop” dances – you can even join in with the dancing crowd! This community tourism project is comprised of three sub-districts, namely Khem Ma Rat, Nawaeng and Jiad. Here, there you’ll find an eclectic mix of crafts and traditional lifestyle.

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Culture and Local Heritage

Isaan art and culture are both unique aspects of the traditions here, which is represented through “Madmee” clothes, as well as the local cuisine and cultural performances.

The local wisdom includes cotton plantation, thread-weaving, Madmee clothes making and indigo dyeing, particularly, Khem Ma Rat’s unique “Nak Noi” pattern.

Highlight Activities

  • “Natural tie-dye”
  • Make Java plum liquid soap.
  • Stroll along Khem Ma Rat Thani walking street
  • “A Dinner Full of Love”

Price for activities and food in community

1,900 Baht/person (minimum 6 persons)

Trip idea 2 days 1 night

Khemmarat – Khemmarat Thani – Wat Bung Khi Lek

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
Late morning Leave Ubon Ratchathani city and head to Khem Ma Rat Community
Receive a warm welcome to the “land of happiness” with traditional welcome scarves and a refreshing Java plum drink.
Noon Enjoy local dishes for lunch.
Afternoon Explore the “meanings of the hand-woven clothes” from the stage of cotton cultivation, making threads, dyeing with indigo or other natural colors, all the way up to the finished woven product. Admire the beautiful Madmee patterns, including Kemmarat’s most unique pattern, “Nak Noi”.
Make Java plum liquid soap.
Trace the story of Khem Ma Rat’s first hotel, housed in a two-story old wooden building with a sign saying “Suk Sa-nguan Hotel”. Visit a small exhibition about the hotel’s history.
Visit Ban Khun Puriprasat, a traditional elevated house. Here, you can learn about the traditional Khem Ma Rat way of life through an artifact exhibition.
Stroll along Khem Ma Rat Thani walking street surrounded by traditional architecture lining the streets.
Evening Enjoy “A Dinner Full of Love” amidst the tranquil Mae Khong riverside atmosphere. Taste local Isaan dishes and watch cultural performances, such as the traditional “Tang Wai” dance and “Paslop” group dances.
Check-in at the accommodation and enjoy some leisure time at Lae Khong River Resort, a laid-back spot next to Mae Khong river.
Day two
Morning Breakfast at the hotel
Visit Boong Kee Lek Temple and check out its impressive giant pagoda. The temple hosts 56 beautifully arranged white Buddha images and was built by the locals and the believers of Luang Pu Chan Hom Supattaro, the abbot and the successor of the Master Monk of Laos.
Noon End the trip with lunch at Indochina Vietnam restaurant, Ubon’s famous restaurant that shouldn’t be missed when visiting Ubon Ratchathani city. The cuisine here represents the cuisine inherited from Vietnamese immigrants who arrived here during the Indochina War period.

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

Best Season for Visiting

Activities are suitable for all seasons.

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Food at the Community

Individual dish (lunch): Stir-fried rice with chili paste, served with garlic-fried sheatfish
Set meal (dinner): Stir-fried rice with chili paste or herbal-baked rice / Mae Khong fish soup / herbal-steamed fish / steamed fish curry / minced fish served with vegetables
Snack: Rice noodle wraps
Dessert: Banana in coconut milk / seasonal fruits
Drink: Java plum juice

Local Products

Hand-woven cotton, Hand-woven “Madmee” cloth, Sun-dried bananas, Necklaces, Fabric keychains, Java plum liquid soap, “Ya Mong” tea

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Local Homestays

24 houses with a capacity of 5 guests per house
300 baht per guest, with breakfast included

English Speaking Guides

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Khun Sridara Prapriaw
Tel: 080-161-5100
E-mail: [email protected]

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Khun Pakamas Mueangchan
Tel: 097-945-0561
E-mail: [email protected]

Nearby Attractions

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Sam Pan Bok

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Had Sai Soong

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Lan Pra Khao, Boong Kee Lek Temple

Nearby Accommodations

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Lae Khong River Resort
Tel: 087-111-2836
Price: 1,200 – 2,500 baht

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Khem Ma Rat Bandin Resort
Tel: 081-390-3135
Price: 1,200 – 1,700 baht

Getting to the Community

Approximately 2 hours from Ubon Ratchathani Airport in Northeastern Thailand

Local Coordinator

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Khun Nusaree Wichaisorn
Tel: 081-718-6904

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
Instagram findfolks
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