Ta Kien Tia Community
Ta Kien Tia Community
The people of Ta Kien Tia have been living under the shade of the area’s coconut trees for over a century. Not only do they plant and harvest the trees, but they have also created a new and diverse mix of cultures through their cuisine, healthcare, crafts and everyday artifacts. Here, you can get a taster of everyday life as you enjoy various coconut delicacies, such as coconut coffee – a special mix of coffee and creamy coconut milk, as well as the famous stir-fried coconut shell with chicken dish. Unwind and let go of all your stress with a coconut oil spa session; practice your creativity with coconut shell tie-dyeing; and travel back in time by exploring the cultural heritage at Ban Roi Sao (the Houses of a Hundred Pillars). You can enjoy all of this on your fascinating, insightful journey along the coconut trail laid by the people of Ta Kien Tia.
Culture and Local Heritage
At the heart of Ta Kien Tia’s cultural heritage is Ban Roi Sao (the Houses of a Hundred Pillars), a pair of Thai-style buildings dating back over a hundred years ago. The buildings tower gracefully over the ground with the support of a hundred pillars. Here, you can explore the community’s cultural heritage through a traditional artifact exhibition.
The local wisdom includes the science of healing and horoscopes.
- Taste fresh, delicately roasted ground coconut coffee.
- Make your way around the coconut orchard at Pa Yor’s Farm
- Try “stir-fried coconut shell with chicken”, Ta Kien Tia’s must-try dish.
- Visit Ban Roi Sao (Houses of a Hundred Pillars)
- Tie-dye fabric with coconut husk
- Wind down with coconut-oil foot massage
Price for activities and food in community
1,000 Baht/person (minimum 6 persons)
Trip idea 2 days 1 night
Ta Kien Tia – Pattaya
Price for 2 days 1 night program 5,900 Baht/person (minimum 6 persons)
*Accommodations, Acitivities in the community and meals are included
VAT is not included
|Morning||Arrive at “Takiantia Community”.|
|Enjoy the sweet aroma and taste of coconut coffee, freshly brewed with delicately roasted beans and creamy coconut milk fresh off the fruit.|
|Late morning||Explore the coconut orchard at Pa Yor’s Farm, a coconut meat exporter and the producer of the delicious coconut milk used in Nongmon’s famous “khao larm” (roasted glutinous rice in bamboo joints). Learn how coconut fruits are chopped and taste the mellow-yellow coconut bud. Continue your journey to Fahsai Aiko Farm, where you can take in the peaceful countryside air while enjoying fresh coconut juice from the papaya stem natural straw.|
|Noon||Have lunch together with the community chef while listening to the stories behind some of the traditional recipes. Learn how to cook “stir-fried coconut shell with chicken”, Takiantia’s local delicacy, using locally-sourced ingredients like soft coconut shell, chicken and a special spicy paste.|
|Afternoon||Visit Ban Roi Sao (Houses of a Hundred Pillars) and explore the cultural heritage at this unique spot. The hundred-year-old twin houses tower gracefully over the ground with the support of a hundred pillars. Here is a great location to learn all the community’s cultural heritage through the on-site artifact exhibition.|
|Make your own unique one-of-a-kind tie-dye fabric with vivid brown shade from coconut husk.|
|Let go of stress and wind down with coconut-oil foot massage.|
|Rehydrate in the afternoon with some butterfly pea coconut juice or refreshing coconut jelly.|
|Evening||Say goodbye to Takiantia community.
Have dinner at The Sky Gallery Pattaya where you can enjoy your food as the sun comes down over Pattaya – with views stretching across the seemingly endless ocean from Khao Pra Tamnak point.
|Morning||Marvel at the magnificent Sanctuary of Truth, the largest wooden castle in the world, constructed without iron, cement, concrete or any other metal.|
|Late morning||Enjoy the vibes of a Hawaiian-style café at Tutu Beach, where you take shade under one of the cute pink parasols while admiring the beach views from a sofa. Listen to the waves lap up against the sand while sipping a cold, refreshing drink.|
|Noon||Have lunch at Surf & Turf, a highly-rated restaurant that promises some amazingly creative fusion dishes with the sea breeze and the rhythm of the waves in the background.|
|Afternoon||Travel back to Bangkok|
Three local homestays:
- Ban Kala Resort and Homestay: 15 rooms, 500 baht per room (2 guests)
- Ban Roi Sao Homestay: 2 rooms, 500 baht per room (2 guests)
- Ban Lamoon: 3 rooms, 500 baht per room (2 guests)
- Breakfast is available for 100 baht per guest.
Pattaya Mini Siam
The Sanctuary of Truth
Khao Chi Chan Buddha Image
The Magnolias Pattaya Boutique Resort
Price: 800 – 1,200 baht
Eastiny Resort & Spa
Price: 700 – 1,200 baht
Getting to the Community
Approximately 2 hours from Bangkok by car or van
Khun Wandee Prakobtham