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Ban Lao Wiang Cultural Tourism Community

Uttaradit

About the Community

While in the 21st-century world country’s borders are clearly defined and territories easily recognizable on a world map, these things haven’t always existed. This partly explains how the Thai-Lao cultures in the northeast were able to seamlessly mix together hundreds of years ago – something which would be almost impossible today.

Migrants from Vientiane first arrived in Thailand during the Rama III period after the Anouvong rebels were suppressed in 1828. This forced migration to a neighboring country was the catalyst for the creation of the unique Lao Vieng cultural community in Had Song Kwai district, Uttaradit.

A visit to Had Song Kwai, Uttaradit offers the chance to experience local beliefs and traditions that have inherited from the migration period over a hundred years ago. Some of the related activities (which you can participate in), including the “Hab Jang Han” morning food offering, as well as tasting Lao Vieng dishes like stuffed chili, vegetable soup, fried dough, fried noodle and fried banana blossom. Listen to stories told in Lao Vieng language from the community masters, which will leave you even more fascinated… and maybe a little confused.

Apart from the well-preserved traditions, the community is also famous for its crafted bags made of hand-embroidered fabric. Shop for some tie-dye clothes as you soak up the mix of both retro and modern community vibes.

What will you learn?

Learn about beliefs and traditions that have been inherited for generations. This is most notable by observing the community’s unique Lao-Wiang costumes, merit-making, traditional long drum dance, folk songs and culinary arts which still thrive today.

Cultural and Local Wisdom Heritage

The local traditions and cultures of the community have long been inherited for generations, namely,
(1) the local dialect that resembles Lao language which has been used for communication,
(2) Lao Wiang traditional costumes: colored cloth worn with a white shirt.
The traditional food that can only be found here is stuffed chilli (Auo Bak Ped) and a few other dishes. The food carrying tradition (Harb Jung Hun) is a preserved tradition where people carry foods and desserts to temples with local equipment. The local widom/skills of the community includes weaving, stiff broom, rattens, net weaving and embroidery and handmade craftwork.

Activities
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  • Experience the lifestyle of Lao Wiang people.
  • Make some snacks from bananas like sweet banana chips.
  • Sew and screen patterns on eco-friendly fabric bags.
  • Make mud-yom fabrics and design your own patterns.
  • Cook up some traditional Lao Wiang dishes with the locals.
  • Make rattan carrying racks and recycled brooms.
  • Learn how to sing and play Thai ‘long drums’.
Programs

Program 3 Days 2 Nights

Day 1
8.10 am Welcome the travelling team from Bangkok Flight DD8302 at the arrival terminal, Chiangmai International Airport and transfer to Laowiang Community, Had Song Kwae, Uttaradit Province
Breakfast served on the way to Uttaradit
10.00 am Visit Thai Elephant Conservation Center, Lampang Province
12.00 pm Lunch nearby Phra That Lampang Luang Temple and visit the temple
1.30 pm Leave for Laos Viang Community, Uttaradit Pravince
4.30 pm Arrive at the Laos Viang Community, Hat Song Kwae, Uttaradit Province and receive a warm welcome with beautiful garlands and herbal drinks
5.00 pm Check-in at the homestay – free time
6.00 pm Dinner at the homestay
Day 2
6.00 am Alms-giving and merit-making at the culture street, Laos Viang Community, Hat Song Kwae
8.00 am Experience local way of life and breakfast with the local people at Hat Song Kwae Temple
9.00 am Learn about handicrafts – Make cloth bags by yourself and bring back home as a souvenir
12.00 pm Lunch at the homestay
1.00 pm Attend Laos Viang Cooking Class and make local foods such as Thai stuffed Peppers and Thai pancakes
4.00 pm Leisure time
6.00 pm Dinner at the homestay
Day 3
6.00 am Alms-giving and merit-making at the culture street, Laos Viang Community, Hat Song Kwae
7.00 am Breakfast the the homestay
9.00 am “Baai Sri Su Kwan”ceremony for friendship between the local people and the travelling group
11.00 am Lunch with the community before leaving
2.00 pm Bid farewell to Laos Viang Community and head to Phitsanulok Airport
3.15 – 4.20 pm Return to Don Muang International Airport Bangkok via Nok Air Flight DD8407

Program 3 Days 2 Nights

No. of visitors 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6-10 persons
Rate/Person (THB) 7,500 6,750 6,500 6,375 6,300 6,250

Remarks

  • Sun protection such as sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Light and comfortable clothes and shoes such as sneakers
  • Avoid bringing particularly valuable belongings during the trip
  • Kindly follow the staff’s instructions

The Price is inclusive of:

  • All meals as mentioned in the program (Breakfast 3 meals, Lunch 3 meals and Dinner 2 meals)
  • 2-night stay at the homestay
  • Activities as mentioned in the program
  • Transportation during the activities
  • Tour guide
  • Community interpreter
  • Travel insurance
  • 7% VAT and 3% withholding tax

The price is exclusive of:

  • Travel transportation from Chiang Mai to Uttaradit
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and beverages not mentioned in the program

Program 6 Days 5 Nights

Day 1
8.10 am Welcome the travelling team from Bangkok Flight DD8302 at the arrival terminal, Chiangmai International Airport and transfer to Laowiang Community, Had Song Kwae, Uttaradit Province
Breakfast served on the way to Uttaradit
10.00 am Visit Thai Elephant Conservation Center, Lampang Province
12.00 pm Lunch nearby Phra That Lampang Luang Temple and then visit the temple
1.30 pm Leave for the Laos Viang Community, Hat Song Kwae, Uttaradit
Arrive at the Laos Viang Community, Hat Song Kwae, Uttaradit Province and receive a warm welcome with beautiful garlands and herbal drinks
4.30 pm Leisure time
5.00 pm Check-in at the homestay
6.00 pm Dinner at the homestay
Day 2
6.00 am Alms-giving and merit-making at the culture street, Laos Viang Community, Hat Song Kwae
8.00 am Experience local way of life and breakfast with the local people at Hat Song Kwae Temple
9.00 am Learn about banana-processing such as sweet banana crisps
12.00 pm Lunch at the homestay
1.00 pm Learn about handicrafts – Make cloth bags by yourself
4.00 pm Leisure time
6.00 pm Dinner at the homestay
Day 3
8.00 am Breakfast at the homestay
9.00 am Attend Laos Viang Cooking Class and make local foods such as Thai stuffed Peppers and Thai pancakes
12.00 pm Lunch at the homestay
1.00 pm Learn about handicrafts – Make cloth bags by yourself
4.00 pm Leisure time
6.00 pm Dinner at the homestay
Day 4
8.00 am Breakfast at the homestay
9.00 am Attend creative activity by making a recycled brooms and the material for food carriers (Harb Jung Hun)
12.00 pm Lunch at the homestay
1.00 pm Leave for Baan Nam Aung to learn about hand-woven fabric and take the opportunity to weave the fabric while being supervised by the professionals
5.00 pm Leisure time
6.00 pm Dinner at the homestay
Day 5
8.00 am Breakfast at the homestay
9.00 am Learn about bamboo-planting and propagation
12.00 pm Lunch at the homestay
1.00 pm Traditional performance – Folk drums and learn to play traditional folk drums and sing along with the long drum with the musical master of the community
3.00 pm Leisure time and prepare for the farewell party
6.00 pm Dinner and enjoy the long drum performance and Paslop dance
Day 6
6.00 am Alms-giving and merit-making at the culture street, Laos Viang Community, Hat Song Kwae
7.00 am Breakfast at the homestay
9.00 am “Baai Sri Su Kwan” ceremony for friendship between the local people and the travelling group
11.00 am Lunch with the community before leaving
2.00 pm Bid farewell to Laos Viang Community and head to Phitsanulok Airport
3.15 – 4.20 pm Return to Don Muang International Airport Bangkok with Nok Air Flight DD8407

Program 6 Days 5 Nights

No. of visitors 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6-10 persons
Rate/Person (THB) 18,000 16,500 16,000 15,750 15,600 15,500

Remarks

  • Sun protection such as sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Light and comfortable clothes and shoes such as sneakers
  • Avoid bringing particularly valuable belongings during the trip
  • Kindly follow the staff’s instructions

The Price is inclusive of:

  • All meals as mentioned in the program (Breakfast 6 meals, Lunch 6 meals and Dinner 5 meals)
  • 5-night stay at the homestay
  • Activities as mentioned in the program
  • Transportation during the activities
  • Tour guide
  • Community interpreter
  • Travel insurance
  • 7% VAT and 3% withholding tax

The price is exclusive of:

  • Travel transportation from Chiang Mai to Uttaradit
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and beverages not mentioned in the program

Program 7 Days 6 Nights

Day 1
8.10 am Welcome the travelling group Flight DD8302 at the arrival hall, Chiangmai International Airport
Transfer to Laos Viang Community, Baan Hat Song Kwae, Uttaradit Province
10.00 am Visit Thai Elephant Conservation Center, Lampang Province
12.00 pm Lunch nearby Phra That Lampang Luang Temple and then visit the temple
1.30 pm Leave for the Laos Viang Community, Hat Song Kwae, Uttaradit
4.30 pm Arrive at the Laos Viang Community, Hat Song Kwae, Uttaradit Province and receive a warm welcome with beautiful garlands
5.00 pm Check-in at the homestay and leisure time
6.00 pm Dinner at the homestay
Day 2
6.00 am Alms-giving at the culture street, Lao Viang, Hat Song Kwae
8.00 am Breakfast at the homestay
9.00 am Learn about banana-processing such as sweet banana crisps
12.00 pm Lunch at the homestay
1.00 pm Learn about handicrafts – Make cloth bags by yourself
4.00 pm Leisure time
6.00 pm Dinner at the homestay
Day 3
6.00 am Alms-giving and merit-making at the culture street, Laos Viang Community, Hat Song Kwae
8.00 am Experience local way of life and breakfast with the local people at Hat Song Kwae Temple
9.00 am Learn about Hat Song Kwae Temple and an over 100-year-old rubber tree
Visit Laos Viang Museum and pay respect to Luang Por Chan, the respectful figure of the local people
12.00 pm Lunch at the homestay
1.00 pm Attend Laos Viang Cooking Class and make local foods such as Thai stuffed Peppers and Thai pancakes
4.00 pm Leisure time
6.00 pm Dinner at the homestay
Day 4
8.00 am Breakfast at the homestay
9.00 am Attend Laos Viang Dessert Class to make Thai traditional dessert
12.00 pm Lunch at the homestay
1.00 pm Learn tie-dying techniques and design your own print on the fabric
5.00 pm Leisure time
6.00 pm Dinner at the homestay
Day 5
8.00 am Breakfast at the homestay
9.00 am Attend creative activity by making a recycled broom and the material for the food carrier (Harb Jung Hun)
12.00 pm Lunch at the homestay
1.00 pm Leave for Num Aung Community to learn about hand-woven fabric and take the opportunity to weave the fabric while being supervised by professionals
5.00 pm Leisure time
6.00 pm Dinner at the homestay
Day 6
8.00 am Breakfast at the homestay
9.00 am Learn about bamboo-planting and propagation
12.00 pm Lunch at the homestay
1.00 pm Traditional performance – Folk drums and learn to play traditional folk drums and sing along with the long drum with the musical master of the community
3.00 pm Leisure time and get ready for the farewell party
6.00 pm Dinner and enjoy the long drum performance and Paslop dance
Day 7
6.00 am Alms-giving at the Culture Street, Lao Wieng Community, Haad Song Kwae
7.00 am Breakfast at the homestay
9.00 am “Baai Sri Su Kwan” rite for friendship between the local people and the visitors
11.00 am Lunch with the local people before leaving
2.00 pm Bid Farewell to Lao Wieng community and leave for Phitsanulok Airport
3.15 – 4.20 pm Return to Don Muang International Airport, Bangkok with Nok Air Flight DD8407

Program 7 Days 6 Nights

No. of visitors 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6-10 persons
Rate/Person (THB) 21,000 19,250 18,700 18,375 18,200 18,100

Remarks

  • Sun protection such as sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Light and comfortable clothes and shoes such as sneakers
  • Avoid bringing particularly valuable belongings during the trip
  • Kindly follow the staff’s instructions

The Price is inclusive of:

  • All meals as mentioned in the program (Breakfast 7 meals, Lunch 7 meals and Dinner 6 meals)
  • 6-night stay at the homestay
  • Activities as mentioned in the program
  • Transportation during the activities
  • Tour guide
  • Community interpreter
  • Travel insurance
  • 7% VAT and 3% withholding tax

The price is exclusive of:

  • Travel transportation from Chiang Mai to Uttaradit
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and beverages not mentioned in the program

Seasons/ Periods of Visit: All-year-round

Local Foods
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  • Stuffed chilli (Auo Bak Ped)
  • Local mixed vegetable curry (Kang Aoh Aeh)
  • Pan-grilled rice cakes
  • Stir-fried jackfruit
  • deep fried banana blossom
Local Products
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  • Sweet banana crisps, sweet taro crisps, sugar boiled banana puree, crispy rice cake at Salee Shop
  • Green cloth bags, Lao Wieng pattern embroidery, handstitched cloths
  • Black Sesame Brittle, Sugar boiled banana puree, Tamarind candy, spicy chilli paste
  • “Hang Over” bags
  • Tie-dyed fabric
HOME STAY
COMMUNITY HOMESTAY
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Hosts/Local Masters
Local Master
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Mr. Pongthep Chai-on

Local master for Culture, Belief and Bamboo and Mango Propagation

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Mrs. Ratana Sermma

Local master for Culture, Belief and Bamboo and Mango Propagation

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Mrs. Arunee Nuntachot

Local master for local cuisine and belief-related cuisine

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Mrs. Sanit Deepetch

Local master for language

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Mr. Wanchai Rungruangtum

Local master for Brahmin rituals

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Mr. Samarn Pradappetch

Local master for weaving, long drum, folk music and carrying rack weaving, carrying pole

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Mrs. Wanpen Klomduang

Local master for embroidery

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Mrs. Jarin Tangruang

Local master for processing of agricultural products

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Mrs. Thongdaeng Thungruang

Local master for processing of agricultural products

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Mr. Nares Teeranaew

Local master for net weaving

Local Interpretors
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Mr. Samarn Pradappetch

Photo/VDO Gallery
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Nearby Accommodation
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Hobby Hotel

25 km away from Lao Wiang community

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B-Cozy Hotel

25 km away from Lao Wiang community

Nearby attractions
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ชุมชนบ้านลาวเวียง-วัดพระอกแตก1
  • Nam Ang Weaving Village
  • Bor Lek Nam Phi
  • Wat Ban Kaeng Tai
How to get there
  • Personal/private car
  • Train and get off at Tha Sak Station.
  • Flight to Phitsanulok Airport with the transportation arranged from the community.

Community’s Contact Information

Community’s tourism coordinator:
Mr. Pongthep Chai-on, Mr. Tossaporn Treeput
Phone: 08-1972-1714, 08-7845-5220
Address: 95 Moo 2, Hat Song Kwae subdistrict, Tron district, Uttaradit 53140

Tour Agent Contact Information

Tour operator’s name: Trekwithjame
E-Mail: trekwithjame@gmail.com
Phone: 08-9635-2891, 08-5710-0256
Social media: Facebook with #trekwithjame