Sila Petch Homestay
Sila Petch Homestay
Doi Luang Phuka stands tall against the horizon, looming over the endless rice fields in the valley here in Northern Thailand. With no pollution from the city, the stars shine bright in the evening, which is the perfect time to soak up the tranquil vibes at Sila Petch community homestay. This tiny village hidden among the peaks of the Luang Prabang mountain range has so many stories to tell. Full of green rice fields, the locals here live a simple agricultural lifestyle while upholding their unique culture. You’ll get to travel from Phuka Shrine along the river that provides for people living in more than ten nearby villages. Taste a traditional set meal cooked with locally-sourced ingredients (noticing the intense flavor of chili paste), take a tour of the vegetable plantations, and have fun making Ban Don Chai roasted glutinous rice, which is cooked in bamboo joints. For a rest bite from the sun, hide under the shade at Silapetch waterfall and get to know about the simple countryside lifestyle among the mountain mist.
Culture and Local Heritage
This is a place where people from different ethnicities live together, working mainly in agriculture. The Tai Lue culture and traditions are very diverse, with a unique way of life, cuisine and art.
The local wisdom is the traditional Tai Lue river-like patterned hand-woven clothes.
- Afternoon tea by the waterfall
- Learn how to make Sichuan pepper chili paste (Silapetch’s local food product).
- Sightseeing around the countryside in a tricycle sidecar
- Enjoy a “Khan Tok” dinner while watching traditional performances.
- Taste roasted duck with bile sauce, the community’s most famous dish.
Price for activities and food in community
1,700 Baht/person (minimum 6 persons)
Trip idea 2 days 1 night
Sila Petch – Wat Phumin – Phra That Chae Haeng
Price for 2 days 1 night program 6,900 Baht/person (minimum 6 persons)
*Accommodations, Acitivities in the community and meals are included
Air tickets and VAT are not included
|Morning||Arrive at Pua, a small city surrounded by mountain ranges, a home to countless nationalities and cultures; located in Nan Province.|
|Stop at Lamduan, a scenic coffee shop great for photos and coffee.
Walking along wooden bridges in the middle of green rice field
|Visit Wat Srimonkol, or “Ban Kong”, the community’s main temple.
|Noon||Have lunch and try roasted duck with bile sauce, the community’s most famous dish.|
|Afternoon||Arrive at Sila Petch Community
Refresh with a welcome drink of lemongrass water.
|Discover the “hidden kitchen secret” of Sila Petch, “Makhwean” a local ingredient only found in this area, then learn how to turn them into yummy chili paste|
|Enjoy an afternoon tea set by the waterfall. Try the famous “Khao Lam Pa Pen”, flavored glutinous rice cooked in bamboo with assorted sweet and savory fillings|
|Evening||Adventurous motorcycle-sidecar ride along the river streams and green fields; surrounding with an unforgettable view of the mountain ranges.|
|Enjoy a “Khan Tok” dinner cooked with local ingredients, with dishes including herbal fried fish/ roasted spicy pork patties / chili soup with chicken / spicy fern salad served with chili dip and seasonal vegetables and fruits, as well as some traditional shows.|
|Depart from Sila Petch Community|
|Morning||Explore the Tai Lue community and get to know about their local traditions.
|Nooon||Lunch at Huean Chao Nang, a restaurant by the Nan River|
|Afternoon||Let’s explore Nan
|Evening||Head back to Bangkok|
5 houses with a total capacity of 60 guests
Prices (breakfast included)
- Fan room: 350 baht per guest
- A/C room: 1,200 baht for 2-3 guests
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Getting to the Community
Approximately 1 hour from Nan Airport in Northern Thailand
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