Enjoy traditional Thai hospitality in Samut Songkram. Cycle into your homestay hosts’ chemical free orchards and taste fresh tropical fruits, straight from the tree !
What to experience ?
Baan Bang Phlap, Bang Kon sub district, Samut Songkram province is 71 km’s from Bangkok and 20 minutes from Amphur Wa market. It is an excellent excursion for just one day, but you’d rather stay one night to get the real experience. The community is a classic picture of central Thailand: traditional teak houses set among verdant fruit orchards. Endowed with shady wooded areas and cool streams, Baan Bang Phlap is an ideal setting for enjoying the Thai countryside.
Guests enjoy a quintessential Thai experience in peaceful, comfortable, Thai style homestays. You can explore the surrounding orchards on foot or, by bicycle. You can enjoy fresh fruits and fresh air, learn how to plant organic fruits, produce organic fertilizer and ferment sweet fruits.
You can also visit historical and cultural sites, such as Baan Phaya Sor, the home of a renowned Thai music master, explore local herb and vegetable gardens, and even try your hand at prawn fishing! It’s possible to learn Thai Cuisine and music or float downstream to observe local river life.
The villagers’ orchards are nationally famous for rare species of 100% organic pomello, rose apple, lychee, mango, coconut and other fruits. Community members’ organic green fingers have made Bang Phlap into a popular field site among Thai and international students to learn about the Thai King’s sufficiency economy philosophy and chemical free agriculture.
You can also visit Amphawa evening floating market and cruise to watch fireflies at night.
How does it help ?
Baan Bang Phlap is a study center for chemical free agriculture and self sufficiency life style. Baan Bang Phlap tourism activities revolve around organic agriculture, using no use chemicals of any kinds. This protects the environment and helps to reduce farmers’ production costs by replacing expensive chemical fertilizers with compost manure fertilizer from household waste.
The community wishes to share this knowledge with thai and foreign visitors. To achieve this goal, the villagers have established their own organisation to manage community-based, eco and agro tourism, and to welcome visitors who wish to explore local ways of life and learn how to put His Majesty the King’s sufficiency economy philosophy into practice.
Now that the project is successful, community members are able to earn a good income from their orchards, tourism and, study tour services and from value-added organic souvenirs, such as fruit charcoals, natural insect repellents, traditional coconut sugar, fish pastes and other snacks.
Baan Bang Plub is the hub of a learning network sharing traditional wisdom inherited from past generations and gained through contemporary experiences in the community. Every Monday at the end of month: members meet, share food, brainstorm ideas and make decisions together.
Bang Phlap is a farming community. People go to bed early and wake up early. The community prefers to welcome guests who are looking for cultural exchange, relaxation, peace and quietness.
- The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)
- 2007 Agricultural Eco-tourism Award
- 2008 Great Community Based tourism community
- 2010 Excellent Community learning centre
To organize your stay there you need to contact the CBT Network coordination center in Chiang Mai which help communities to communicate in English, at least 10 days prior to arrival.
CBT-Network Coordination Center (English and Thai Language)
Thiratee Chaijaree, CBT-N Coordinator
3rd Faculty of Agro-Industry, Chiangmai University,
Muang, Chiangmai 50100. Thailand
Tel.+66-53 948286-7 | Fax : +66 5380 7001
Mobile : +668 1111 4871
E-mail : email@example.com
Skype : thiratee
Mr.Somsong Saengtawan (Thai language)
Baan Baang Phlap Agro Tourism Center
9/4 Moo 4, Tambon Bang Prom, Amphor Bang khon ti, Samutsongkram 75120 Thailand
Tel 034 761 985