Stuck for ideas as to where to head to escape the city for the weekend? Then let us point you in the direction of Na Thon village, a sleepy yet culture-packed community in Thailand’s Northeastern Isaan region. Besides being awarded for their community-based travel services, this community also offers many long-standing festivities, such as the lively Boon Heet Sibsong, Ram Phi Mo and Liang Saeng ceremonies, the latter of which can only be found at Ban Na Thon.
This Thai Guan community takes pride in their heritage comprised of three different thriving industries. As the saying goes in these parts – after the rice harvest is over, women weave and men forge iron.
As well as seeing how the locals here go about their seasonal trade and work, another highlight of Na Thon has to be its traditional salt spa. If time permits, other activities include weaving fish traps & fishing equipment, learning about integrated farming and helping out with food preservation.