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About this Experience

With the cooperation of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), memorable trips of the King’s Wisdom for Sustainable Tourism Project were presented. Pong – Huai Lan, Chiang Mai, is a Lanna village nestling in the hills and surrounded by rice fields in a varying shade of either green or gold. Live like a local, experience healthy Northern food and visit Huai Lan Reservoir, King Rama IX’s initiative for solving water scarcity.
  • Try Northern Thai delicacies
  • Cycling through Pong-Huai Lan Village, surrounded by lush green ricefield
  • Local handicrafts that ANYONE can make! Taught by local craft-masters

Preserved Cultural Identity of Host Population

Since their cultural heritage and way-of-life are key tourism resources, communities must remain their traditional customs, thus enriching cultural diversity. Community-Based Tourism may result in pride among local host individuals, which leads to the sustainable preservation of their cultural identity.

Your Itinerary


9.00 a.m. Meet at our meeting point: Airport / the bus station / hotels in town and get on a VIP van. 10.00 a.m. Receive a warm welcome. Listen to the story of Pong – Huai Lan and King Rama IX’s great success in solving dry land problem. 11.00 a.m. Learn the story of lacquer tree. Let’s see lacquer trees of Community Forest Preservation Unit. 11.30 a.m. Feel the breeze while having a relaxing stroll around the reservoir.


12.00 p.m. Have local lunch. 1.00 p.m. 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. Take a walk around the village. Learn types of home-grown vegetable. 2.00 p.m. Learn the process of traditional weaving using handlooms and spinning wheels. 3.00 p.m. Make a Thai woven bamboo basket or a sticky rice container, a local wisdom product. 4.00 p.m. Try a local snack and a fresh herbal drink before leaving. 4.30 p.m. Say goodbye to Pong – Huai Lan.


5.00 p.m. Drop off at the Airport, the bus station or hotels in town.

Package Detail


  • One day activities
  • One meal
  • VIP van (9 seats)
  • Transportation provided in the program
  • Travel insurance
  • VAT7%


Logistical Information

Starting Point

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Ending Point

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What to Expect

Stay with Host Family
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Electricity 24/7
Body Hygiene Kit
Heated Water
Air Conditioning
Seated Toilet
Wireless Internet
Cell Signal
Wheelchair Accessible
Parking on Premise
Safe Deposit Box
Laundry Service

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