Pre or Post Famil 3: Land of Fine Silk & Pottery, the Oldest National Park and Historical Site
August 14, 2018 - August 21, 2018 -
Just 3-hour’s drive north east of Bangkok, Nakhon Ratchasima, also known as Korat, is the gateway to Thailand’s North East or Isan.
Our tour will take you to one of Thailand’s best conserved Khmer ruins at Phimai Historical Park. On the way, you will visit the nearby pottery village of Dan Kwian. On the second day, you will get to see how the famous Thai silk is made. After that we will take you to explore UNESCO’s World Heritage Site and Thailand’s oldest national parks – Khao Yai. On the last day, you will visit Thailand’s emerging wine region of Khao Yai before returning to Bangkok.
PRE: TUESDAY 14 AUGUST | POST: SUNDAY 19 AUGUST
Bangkok – Korat
AM: Depart from Bangkok to Dan Kwian
Dan Kwian Pottery Village: is noted for its unique pottery products which are widely used for interior and outdoor decoration. The uniqueness of Dan Kwian clay is its durability, pliability and rusty color, especially when it is combined with attractive designs.
Lunch at a local restaurant
PM: Khmer ruins of Phimai Historical Park: the largest and one of the most important Khmer historical sites in Thailand. The word Phimai appears in an inscription on a stone slab at the front doorway of the building as well as in many other structures.
Overnight in Korat
PRE: WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST | POST: MONDAY 20 AUGUST
Korat – Khao Yai
AM: Depart Korat for Paktongchai
Paktongchai Silk Weaving Village: Pak Thong Chai is one such village entirely dedicated to the production of fine silks and silk products. The quality of its products has given Pak Thong Chai particular renown both in Thailand and on the international stage. Every stage of the silk process is carried out here; from spinning and drying to the final production of silk goods.
PM: Depart Pakthongchai for Khao Yai National Park
Travel around Khao Yai, the world’s seventh largest source of ozone for agricultural tourism. This UNESCO’s World Heritage Site is Thailand’s third largest and one of the most visited national parks. It spreads across four provinces, namely Saraburi (west), Nakhon Nayok (east), Nakhon Ratchasima (north) and Prachinburi (east).
Dinner at Baan Mai Chai Nam, Pak Chong
Overnight in Khao Yai
PRE: THURSDAY 16 AUGUST | POST: TUESDAY 21 AUGUST
Khao Yai – Bangkok
AM: Khao Yai Farm Village: Khao Yai Farm Village is an Agriculture tourism site that presents itself as the agro-tourism that allows visitors to follow and study from experienced agriculture specialists. Visitors can also enjoy mushroom picking, homemade pizza and salad cooking. Photo shooting, and animal feedings are also available to visitors. (Thailand Tourism Awards 11 2017 Community-based Attractions, Northeastern Region, Award of Outstanding Performance)
Lunch at Khao Yai Farm Village
PM: Depart Khao Yai for Bangkok