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Laem Sak Tourism Community

Krabi

About the Community

Centuries ago, the Hokkien people escaped the cold and hardship of China and headed south to the Indochina Peninsula. Eventually, they arrived on the east coast of Southern Thailand. At the same time, Muslim migrants from Perlis in Malaysia had arrived on the west coast and the Thai Buddhists traveled from the north. This coming together of peoples subsequently shaped what is now known at Laem Sak district, where cross-cultural marriages between villagers of different nationalities and religions resulted in the facilitation of goods and cultural exchange. This was to later shape the Andaman fishing industry that’s still thriving in Southern Thailand today.

The cultural intersection between these three groups is diverse in terms of beliefs, cuisine, attire and arts, yet they have managed to peacefully coexist and trust each other for almost 100 years.

With the three cultures closely tied to one other, all of their most important attractions are conveniently situated within the same area. The Nyongya (Thai-born Chinese)’s Sok Po Si Aey Shrine is located only 150-200 meters from Mahatat Laem Sak Temple and Solahuddin Mosque. It’s only a short walk between these three fascinating spots.

From there, you can continue the tour along with the community master, passing through the evergreen forest to Khao Chang Mob where a special activity awaits – planting Paphiopedilum exul, an endangered local orchid. Kayak through the mangrove forest and sail further to Aow Luek Marine Park to experience the real fishermen’s way of life, witnessing them fish, as well as farm lobster, grow algae, make fishermen’s batik and cook local dishes, like Kapi rice and coconut-based dessert.

What will you learn?

See how local people along the coast live where three unique cultures have intertwined harmoniously to represent the long history of different nations.

Cultural and Local Wisdom Heritage
  1. Laem Sak is a land that combines together three diverse cultures, namely, Wat Mahathat Laem Sak (Buddhism), Solahuddin Mosque (Islam) and Thai-Chinese (Baba Yaya)
  2. The 3 cultural and belief symbols are located in close proximity to one another. These three symbolic places are located on the “Junction of Culture”, just a few hundred metres apart.
  3. The identities of Muslim and Baba Yaya communities are reflected through the costumes.
  4. All of the different types of food and desserts also show Baba Yaya’s identity.
  5. Another factor which indicates Baba Yaya’s unique culture is its Chino-Portugual architectural buildings.
Activities
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  • Take a kayak trip to explore mangrove forest.
  • Cruise around Ao Leuk Marine Park to explore fisherman way of life, fish and lobster farms.
  • Learn how to make shrimp paste and shrimp paste fried rice.
  • Plant orchids at Khao Chang Mob.
  • Learn how to make batik clothes.
  • Take a boat ride to explore prehistoric sea grapes.
  • Experience the fisherman’s life and how to plant sea grapes.
  • Learn how to make desserts from local ingredients: coconuts and nipa palm leaves.
Programs

Program 3 Days 2 Nights

Day 1: Bangkok – Don Mueang International Airport – Krabi International Airport – Laem Sak Community
6.30 am Meet at the Thai Airways check-in counters at Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok.
8.00 am Board flight TG 241 (BKK-KVB) to Krabi.
9.20 am Arrive at Krabi International Airport, with a van taking you on to Laem Sak Community.
10.30 am Arrive at Laem Sak Community, with a ‘Baba’-style Thai cooking class before you sit down for lunch.
Afternoon Further activities include:

  • Painting traditional batik cloth.
  • Making a bag from batik.
Evening Dinner and leisure time.
Rest at Bulan Anda Baba Resort or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 2: Laem Sak Community
Morning Wake up to one of the most beautiful sunrises in Thailand.
Enjoy a traditional breakfast before joining the morning’s activities at Laem Sak Community, which include:

  • Taking a kayak trip to explore the mangrove forest.
  • Going on a boat ride to explore prehistoric cave paintings.
  • Experiencing the fisherman’s way of life.
  • Visiting the Green Caviar Seaweed Farm.
  • Lunch: shrimp paste-fried rice and fruit juice.
Afternoon Leisure time.
3.00 pm After a brief rest, try some activities at Laem Sak Community, including a cooking class in which you’ll learn how to make the local dessert Khanom Chak Chai.
Evening Dinner and leisure time.
Rest at Bulan Anda Baba Resort or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 3: Laem Sak Community – Tha Pom Klong Song Nam – Wat Tham Suea – Krabi International Airport – Suvarnabhumi International Airport – Bangkok
Morning Breakfast.
Take part in some morning activities at Laem Sak Community, such as

  • CSR: Planting orchids.
  • CSR: Planting nipa palm trees.
  • Lunch (after morning activities)
Afternoon Head to Tha Pom Klong Song Nam, which is famous for its clear blue water and green forest. The watershed is a natural pool on Chong Phra Kaew Mountain with a freshwater canal leading to the Andaman Sea.
Travel to Wat Tham Suea temple, the name of which means “Tiger’s Cave Temple”, presumably because there used to be tigers living inside. They are long gone now, but visitors do get to see a tiger’s paw-shaped stone in this cave. In the past, a revered Buddhist monk was looking for a quiet place to practice the dharma, and subsequently discovered the cave. Many villagers started to come to pay respect to the monk inside the cave, which later became a temple.
6.00 pm Arrive at Krabi International Airport and contact the Thai Airways check-in counters.
7.20 pm Board the flight TG250 (KBV-BKK) back to Bangkok.
8.40 pm Arrive at Suvarnabhumi International Airport to end the trip.

The program is subject to change without prior notice, depending on weather conditions and the pickup point, as your safety is our first priority.

Program 3 Days 2 Nights

No. of visitors 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons 8 persons 20 persons
Rate/Person (THB) 21,000 13,000 11,500 9,600 9,100

The price is inclusive of:

  • 2-night stay at homestay style accommodation, 2-4 persons/ room
  • All meals as mentioned in the program
  • Transportation from Krabi International Airport
  • Guided boats as mentioned in the program
  • Activities in the community
  • Admission fees for places in the program
  • Local guides for service
  • Travel insurance with 1,000,000 baht coverage or in accordance with the terms and conditions

The price is exclusive of:

  • Personal expenses such as food, beverage, phone charges, not specified in the program
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Flight Ticket
  • 7% VAT

Remark:

  • 15-day advance booking prior to the trip
  • Duration: 3 days and 2 nights, available every day
  • Style: Culinary Tourism- Community-based tourism by vans, boats and local transportation
  • To Prepare: long sleeve shirts, shorts sun protection such as sunglasses, hat, umbrella, sunscreen and medication (if any)

Program 6 Days 5 Nights

Day 1: Bangkok – Don Mueang International Airport – Krabi International Airport – Laem Sak Community, Ao Leuk, Krabi
12.00 pm Meet at AirAsia check-in counters (9 and 10) at Terminal 2 of Don Mueang International Airport.
2.25 pm Board flight FD 3227 (BKK-KVB) to Krabi.
3.50 pm Arrive at Krabi International Airport, then take a van to Laem Sak Community.
Arrive at Laem Sak Community. Check in and relax or explore the area for the next few hours.
Evening Dinner.
Rest at Bulan Anda Baba Resort or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 2: Laem Sak Community – Koh Yao Noi
Morning Wake up to one of the most beautiful sunrises in Thailand.
Enjoy a traditional Southern Thai breakfast.
Join activities at Laem Sak Community, which include:

  • A kayaking trip to explore the mangrove forest.
  • Taking a boat to see some prehistoric cave paintings.
  • Experiencing the fisherman’s way of life.
  • Watch the grape seedling culture
  • Lunch: shrimp paste-fried rice, made from planktonic farmed shrimp.
Afternoon Morning activities at Laem Sak Community include:

  • Cooking class: learn how to make Baba-style local desserts, such as Ko Sui (brown sugar dumplings).
  • Additional cooking class: learn how to make Khanom Chak, a Southern Thai dessert by using local ingredients, such as coconuts and nipa palm leaves.
Evening Dinner and leisure time.
Rest at Bulan Anda Baba Resort or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 3: Laem Sak Community
5.00 am Travel to this rarely seen destination – the highlight being its amazing hot black mud known as “Hot Sand Beach”.
Research has found that the minerals are beneficial or skin and the temperature is perfect for the mud to be applied.
5.30 am Arrive at Ton-Ma-Kham port for a hot mud spa with minerals under the guidance from local spa professionals.
08.00 am Back to dry land for breakfast (5th meal) – and take a much-needed shower!
9.40 am Watch a Tie Dye demonstration and try the art yourself at Tham-Sua-Cape village
10.30 am Go kayaking at Tham-Phee-Hua-Toh, which has a long history and evidence of caveman settlement dating back 4,000 years.
12.00 pm Lunch.
1.00 pm Enjoy some hands-on activities such as:

  • DIY: Design and paint your own batik handkerchief.
  • DIY: Make your own bag from batik cloth.
Evening Dinner and leisure time.
Rest at Bulan Anda Baba Resort or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 4: Laem Sak Community
Morning Breakfast.
Morning activities at Laem Sak Community on Day 4 include:

  • CSR: Plant paphiopedilum exul, a local specie of orchid at Khao Chang Mob.
  • Visit a local orchid farm and learn about the process of making shrimp paste.
  • Cooking class: learn how to cook shrimp paste-fried rice.
12.00 pm Tuck into your freshly made shrimp paste-fried rice for lunch. Afternoon activities include:

  • Workshop: pound up fresh planktonic shrimps into shrimp paste.
  • CSR: Plant nipa palm trees for the community.
  • Search for cockles and help by propelling a wooden plank on the mud bank (while the locals look for cockles).
Evening Dinner and leisure time.
Rest at Bulan Anda Baba Resort or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 5: Laem Sak Community – Wat Maha That Laem Sak – Than Bok Khorani National Park
Morning Breakfast.
Head up to Ao Leuk at Wat Maha That Laem Sak (temple) a witness the stunning 360-degree scenery. Here, you can also pay your respects at Sok Po See Aye Shrine and/or Ban Hua Laem Mosque.
12.00 pm Lunchtime.
Afternoon Travel to Than Bok Khorani National Park, a watershed forest and an interesting ecotourism attraction with limestone mountains, an evergreen forest, mangroves, a peat swamp forest and beach forest – it really has it all! Than Bok Khorani National Park also includes some remote islands dotted around the Andaman Sea, with some interesting underwater plants in those areas. Learn more about this national park while trekking the one-kilometer-long forest path.
Evening Dinner and leisure time.
Rest at Bulan Anda Baba Resort or accommodation of similar quality.
Day 6: Laem Sak Community – Tha Pom Klong Song Nam – Krabi International Airport – Don Mueang International Airport – Bangkok
Morning Breakfast.
Check out and say goodbye to Laem Sak.
9.00 am Before your afternoon flight, there’s time to check out Tha Pom Klong Song Nam, a swamp famous for its clear blue water and green forest connected to the Andaman Sea by a canal.
12.00 pm Enjoy lunch before flying back.
2.00 pm Arrive at Krabi International Airport and contact AirAsia check-in counters.
3.45 pm Board flight FD 3224 (KBV-BKK) back to Bangkok.
5.00 pm Arrive at Don Mueang International Airport, end of trip.

The program is subject to change without prior notice, depending on weather conditions and the pickup point, as your safety is our first priority.

Program 6 Days 5 Nights

No. of visitors 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons 8 persons 20 persons
Rate/Person (THB) 45,000 28,500 23,000 21,500 18,900

The price is inclusive of:

  • 5-night stay at homestay style accommodation, 2-4 persons/ room
  • All meals as mentioned in the program
  • Transportation from Krabi International Airport
  • Guided boats as mentioned in the program
  • Activities in the community
  • Admission fees for places in the program
  • Local guides for service
  • Travel insurance with 1,000,000 baht coverage or in accordance with the terms and conditions

The price is exclusive of:

  • Personal expenses such as food, beverage, phone charges, not specified in the program
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Flight Ticket
  • 7% VAT

Remark:

  • 15-day advance booking prior to the trip
  • Duration: 6 Days and 5 Nights, available every day
  • Style: Culinary Tourism- Community-based tourism by vans, boats and local transportation
  • To Prepare: long sleeve shirts, shorts sun protection such as sunglasses, hat, umbrella, sunscreen and medication (if any)

Program 7 Days 6 Nights

Day 1: Bangkok – Don Mueang International Airport – Krabi International Airport – Laem Sak Community
Afternoon From Krabi International Airport, take a van to Laem Sak Community.
After arriving at Laem Sak Community, check in and then free time.
Evening Dinner.
Rest at Bulan Anda Baba Resort or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 2: Laem Sak Community – Koh Yao Noi
Morning Wake up to see one of the most beautiful sunrises in Thailand.
Enjoy a traditional Southern Thai breakfast.
Morning activities at Laem Sak Community include:

  • Kayaking to explore the mangrove forest.
  • Taking a boat to see prehistoric cave paintings.
  • Experiencing the fisherman’s way of life.
  • Visiting the Green Caviar Seaweed Farm.
  • Lunch: shrimp paste-fried rice, made from planktonic farmed shrimp.
Afternoon Head out on a boat trip from Ao Leuk to Koh Yao Noi, an island known for its stunning beaches, strong cultural roots and fertile environment. Visitors can learn about and forage for some superb ingredients found on the island.
Visit the largest fish farm and lobster farm of Koh Yao Noi. You’ll get to see a variety of marine animals and the giant, rare and expensive rainbow lobsters.
Evening Dinner and leisure time.
Rest at Bulan Anda Baba Resort or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 3: Laem Sak Community
Morning Breakfast and then start the morning’s activities Laem Sak Community, including:

  • Cooking class: learn how to make Baba-style local desserts, such as Ko Sui (brown sugar dumplings).
  • Additional cooking class: learn how to make Khanom Chak, a Southern Thai dessert by using local ingredients such as coconuts and nipa palm leaves.
12.00 pm Lunch.
Enjoy the learning activities.

  • DIY: Design and paint your own batik cloth.
  • DIY: Make your own bag from batik.
Evening Dinner and leisure time.
Rest at Bulan Anda Baba Resort or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 4: Laem Sak Community
Morning Breakfast.
Enjoy activities at Laem Sak Community, including:

  • CSR: Planting paphiopedilum exul, the local specie of orchid at Khao Chang Mob.
  • Visit a local orchid farm and learn about how shrimp paste is made.
  • Cooking class: learn how to cook shrimp paste-fried rice.
12.00 pm Lunch: tuck into your freshly made shrimp paste-fried rice. After your fill, the afternoon’s activities include:

  • Workshop: pound up some fresh planktonic shrimps into shrimp paste.
  • CSR: Plant nipa palm trees for the community.
  • Search for cockles and help by propelling a wooden plank on mud bank (while the locals look for cockles).
Evening Dinner and leisure time.
Rest at Bulan Anda Baba Resort or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 5: Laem Sak Community – Had Sai Rorn – Hot Mud Spa – Ban Tham Suea Community
5.00 am Wake up early and travel to Had Sai Rorn (which translates to ‘hot sand beach’), a seldom-seen tourist destination and the only place in Thailand that contains hot black mud. The geothermal heat from the crust below provides the perfect warm temperature. Studies have found that hot black mud contains different kinds of minerals that are good for your health.
5.30 am Arrive at Tha Makham Pier and head to Had Sai Rorn, where expert spa therapists will apply the hot black mud all over your body, leaving your skin feeling fresh.
8.00 am Return to the shore for breakfast (and a shower to wash off all the mud!)
10.00 am Take a kayak trip to Phee Hua To Cave, an ancient cave with evidence of cave dwellers dating back 4,000 years
12.00 pm Lunch.
Afternoon Take a bike trip to explore Ban Tham Suea Community.
Join learning activities at Ban Tham Suea Community, including:

  • Making Khanom Ki Mod (powdered sweet rice).
  • Learning about Mud-yom fabrics.
  • Testing your wicker-work skills.
3.30 pm Take a long boat ride to Khlong Marui (canal) where you’ll find the largest natural oyster farm in Thailand.
Evening Dinner.
6.30 pm Return to accommodation.
Rest at Bulan Anda Baba Resort or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 6: Laem Sak Community – Wat Maha That Laem Sak – Than Bok Khorani National Park
Morning Breakfast.
Head up to Ao Leuk at Wat Maha That Laem Sak (temple) a witness the stunning 360-degree scenery. Here, you can also pay your respects at Sok Po See Aye Shrine and/or Ban Hua Laem Mosque.
12.00 pm Lunch.
Afternoon Travel to Than Bok Khorani National Park, a watershed forest and an interesting ecotourism attraction with limestone mountains, an evergreen forest, mangroves, a peat swamp forest and beach forest – it really has it all! Than Bok Khorani National Park also includes some remote islands dotted around the Andaman Sea, with some interesting underwater plants in those areas. Learn more about this national park while trekking the one-kilometer-long forest path.
Evening Dinner and leisure time.
Rest at Bulan Anda Baba Resort or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 7: Laem Sak Community – Tha Pom Klong Song Nam – Krabi International Airport
Morning Enjoy breakfast before checking out and say goodbye to Laem Sak.
9.00 am Head to Tha Pom Klong Song Nam, a swampy area famous for its clear blue water and green forest linked to the Andaman Sea by a canal.
12.00 pm Lunch before your flight home.
2.00 pm Say goodbye at Krabi International Airport.

For safety reasons, all activities are subject to weather conditions and changeable without prior notice.

Program 7 Days 6 Nights

No. of visitors 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons 8 persons 20 persons
Rate/Person (THB) 50,200 29,500 22,700 21,200 19,300

The price is inclusive of:

  • 6-night stay at homestay style accommodation, 2-4 persons/ room
  • All meals as mentioned in the program
  • Transportation from Krabi International Airport
  • Guided boats as mentioned in the program
  • Activities in the community
  • Admission fees for places in the program
  • Local guides for service
  • Travel insurance with 1,000,000 baht coverage or in accordance with the terms and conditions

The price is exclusive of:

  • Personal expenses such as food, beverage, phone charges, not specified in the program
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Flight Ticket
  • 7% VAT

Remark:

  • 15-day advance booking prior to the trip
  • Duration: 7 Days and 6 Nights, available every day
  • Style: Culinary Tourism- Community-based tourism by vans, boats and local transportation
  • To Prepare: long sleeve shirts, shorts, slippers sun protection such as sunglasses, hat, umbrella, sunscreen and medication (if any)

Seasons/ Periods of Visit: All-year-round

All-Year-round Activities
  • Orchids Propagation in the greenhouse
  • CSR activity – Planting the local Paphiopedium specie around Khao Chang Mob Forest
  • Visiting orchids farm and making shrimp paste
  • Cooking Class: making shrimp paste fried rice
  • CSR activity – planting mangrove palm trees for the community’s benefit.
Seasonal Activities
  • Workshop on making shrimp paste from fresh krills
  • Digging for cockles and sliding planks (in case that the local people are at work)
Local Foods
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  • Kao-Kluk Ka-pi
  • Dessert from Mangrove Palm
  • Ko Sui, local dessert
Local Products
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  • Shrimp paste product
  • Batik fabric
  • Yaya bags
Home stay
Bulan Anda Baba Resort
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Hosts/Local Masters
Local Master
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Mr. Somsak Panboon

Local master for Local Orchids

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Mr. Donarmin Chamnansin

Local master for Shrimp Paste

Local Interpretors
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Mr. Somchai Permsap

Photo/VDO Gallery
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Nearby Accommodation
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Laem Sak Homestay

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Rim Lay Homestay

Nearby attractions
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  • Wat Mahathat Vachira Mongkol
  • Sok Poh Si Eia Shrine
  • Wat Laem Sak, Panoramic Viewpoint
  • Wat Laem Sak
  • Laem Sak Pier
  • Laem Sak Viewpoint
How to get there

Take a flight from Don Muang International Airport, Bangkok to Krabi International Airport. Then commute to Laem Sak Community with a car. The total distance is 63 km or about 1 hour from Krabi’s airport.

Community’s Contact Information

Coordinator for Communiy-based Tourism: Mr. Chanrit Permsub
Phone: 08-9997-8915
Social media: Laemsak Community-based tourism
Address: Laemsak subdistrict, Aao Luek district, Krabi

Tour Agent Contact Information

Tour operator’s name: Friday Trip Co.ltd.
E-Mail: pam@fridaytrip.com, csrouting@fridaytrip.com
Phone: 02-3738008 / 088-0082906-7
Social media: www.fridaytrip.com, www.facebook.com/fridaytrip.page