Great Nature & Art of Indigo Dyeing, Nong San, Sakon Nakhon (1D)

Sakon Nakhon, Thailand
1 Day
English, Thai

About the trip
History & Culture Local Wisdom Hands-on Workshop
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. Nong San is a small village in Kok Phu Sub-district, Phu Phan District surrounded by Phu Phan Mountains. Learn how Nong San people live a simple life and explore the beauty of their tradition and culture throughout the trip.
  • Live like a local Thai farmer and learn the true 'Esan' way of life
  • Fill-up your tummy with the legendary hot and spicy 'Somtum' a.k.a 'Papaya Pok-Pok', one of the Thai food treasures, originated from the Northeastern highlands
  • Visit Phu Phan Royal Development Study Centre under the Royal Initiative of HM King Rama 9, where experiments and research have been conducted to enhance conventional agricultural methods
  • Hop on 'E-Tak' or the farmer's tractor to get around the village!
  • Acquire the mastery of indigo dyeing
Day One
8.05 a.m. Meet at our meeting point: Airport / the bus station / hotels in town and get on a VIP van. 8.45 a.m. Have breakfast at Lert Rot Kai Kata, the best place for breakfast in Sakon Nakhon. Enjoy a variety of local dishes such as Vietnamese pan-fried egg and Vietnamese noodle soup. 9.45 a.m. Go to Phu Phan Royal Development Study Centre. 10.15 a.m. Phu Phan Royal Development Study Centre is established for improving the livelihood of Northeastern Thai people. Follow an officer to see the 3 blacks of Phu Phan, chickens, pigs and cattle. 11.45 a.m. Arrive at Nong San Village. Drink a fresh herbal drink before getting on a farm tractor to explore the village.
12.15 p.m. Arrive at Sommanas Farm. Meet Auntie Aoy, the farm owner who runs the farm with the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy. • Sit by the paddy fields enjoying authentic Northeastern dishes. • Listen to the story about the self-sufficiency economy farm from Auntie Aoy and her family. Take a stroll around the farm. 2.00 p.m. Leave the farm and go to Nong San Indigo-Dyed Fabric Group. 2.30 p.m. Learn how to make indigo dye. Try dyeing fabric using indigo yourself and keep it as a souvenir. 4.00 p.m. Join Bai Sri Su Kwan, a Northeastern welcoming ceremony. Elderly people will gather to give blessings to the visitors. 4.30 p.m. Arrive at Nam Pung Dam, a royal dam built to benefit people living in Phu Phan and nearby area with various purposes such as electricity production, flood prevention and irrigation. 5.30 p.m. Enjoy dinner at Sabunnga, one of the most famous restaurants in Sakon Nakhon.
7.00 p.m. Drop off at Sakon Nakhon Airport / the bus station / hotels in town.
  • One day activities
  • Three meals
  • VIP van (9 seats)
  • Transportation provided in the program
  • Travel insurance
  • VAT7%
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Enhance B2C marketing at local scale, consumers can directly approach manufacturers of indigo dyed products. Local business acquires higher opening price by the elimination of middlemen, while customers can purchase goods at lower prices.

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