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Chiang Mai

Live a Simple Life, Pong Huai Lan, Chiang Mai

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Stop At: Huai Lan Reservoir, Unnamed Road, ตำบล ออนใต้ อำเภอสันกำแพง เชียงใหม่ 50130, Thailand

9.30 a.m. Arrive at Bann Pong Huay Lan with warm welcome from locals and fresh herbal drink.

09.45 a.m. Visit Community Forest Preservation Unit.

Learn the great success of King Rama IX in solving dry land problem. 

10.30 a.m. Visit Freshwater Fisheries Research and Development Center.

Learn fish breeding and sex reversal in Nile tilapia. Here, locals can ask for fish to eat or to breed for profit.  

11.30 a.m. Huai Lan Reservoir, where a full tank of spirit is preserved

Explore the beauty of the reservoir and enjoy its natural atmosphere. Capture your scenic memories and impression through the camera lens. Highlight of this spot is a royal pavilion of the King Rama IX where his majesty stayed when he visited the community.

12.00 p.m. Lunch together with simple local dishes cooked by villagers.

1.00 p.m. Grandma Som’s Farm

Visit a sufficiency economy based farm. Have a talk with Grandma Som who adopts Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy, growing enough to eat first and selling surplus later.

1.30 p.m. Weaving Handicraft - Art of the Nation

Get hands on experience by do the traditional handloom weaving, thread spinning and all the weaving processes from the professional women group of the village which helps preserving traditional handicraft and local wisdom.

2.30 p.m. Wicker Handicraft – Simply made through your creativity

The local scholars will demonstrate how to make wicker/weaving crafts e.g. making fish, birds, rice boxes or utensils by weaving bamboo filaments, rattan, coconut leaves or even pandan leaves. “Watch and Learn” and try to create a cute tiny rice box mobiles by yourself as a souvenir to take home.

3.30 p.m. Local dessert - nowhere else to be found

Try a local dessert “Kanom-Khee-Maeo” or literally means cat poops dessert cooked with rice flour and coconut, served with fresh herbal juice. You can hand on and learn the simple recipe to make yourself at home.

4.00 p.m. Say goodbye to Pong-Huai Lan and travel back. 

Duration: 6 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
Chiang Mai, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch
  • Landing and facility fees
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Local guide
  • English guide
  • Entry/Admission - Huai Lan Reservoir
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Key Details
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  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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