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Sai Noi Homestay Ecotourism Village

Ayutthaya

About the Community

No need for a time machine to travel back in time to experience ancient Ayutthaya: on this trip, we’ll show you a genuine side of this ancient kingdom and what life was once like in the former Siamese capital. Discover Sai Noi community, which is less than 2 hours from Bangkok.

Make the most of your time here with some alternative, less-touristy activities, such as learning how to make 9 lucky Thai desserts, brick-making and “Nai Kanomtom” style Thai boxing from local masters who learned the techniques from the original masters.
For something a little more laidback, Sai Noi community offers a range of other recreational activities, as well as quaint homestay accommodation Head out on bike ride through the locals’ organic orchards, visit the toy museum and check out some historical heritage sites preserved for educating later generations.

Things you can learn in this community:
Retro-lovers can learn about the local wisdom of Ayutthaya craftsmen used in brick making, the original art of Thai boxing and traditional noble desserts. Take a tour of the “sufficiency economy” farm and follow King Rama IX’s footsteps, make zingiber cassumunar balm and massage coconut shell, and visit a range of historical sites.

What will you learn?

Observe the authentic local wisdom from craftsmen of Thailand’s ancient capital through activities in the community such as brick kilning, authentic Thai kick-boxing and making the so-call “auspicious” desserts. These skills have been maintained for generations.

Cultural and Local Wisdom Heritage
  1. Mon cultural way of living
  2. Agricultural practice
  3. 9 auspicious traditional desserts
  4. Tradition brick-making of the Mon people
  5. Local massage tool
Activities
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  • Learn how to cook traditional dishes.
  • Take a bike tour around Ban Sai Noi community.
  • Learn how to make popular meaningful Thai Desserts
  • Making ancient Mon bricks.
  • Experience planting corn and ‘gros michel’ bananas.
  • Make a bio-fertilizer.
Programs

Program 3 Days 2 Nights

Day 1: Bangkok – Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community
8.00 am Assemble at the meeting point.
8.30 am Travel to Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community.
10.30 am Arrive at the Coordination Center of Sai Noi Ecotourism Village.

  • Welcome ceremony and listen to the community’s history and itinerary for the next few days.
  • Enjoy seasonal fruits and herbal drinks.
12.00 pm Lunch.
1.30 pm Learn how to cook 9 auspicious Thai Desserts from the Ayutthaya period.
2.30 pm Enjoy Thai desserts with herbal drinks or water.
3.00 pm Learn about a unique foot massaging tool made from coconut shells – you can try using the tool on your own feet!
5.00 pm Leisure time until dinner.
Evening Tuck into a local Thai with some dishes dating back hundreds of years, such as Kaeng Som with morning glory, Thai chili dip, fried noodles with fermented fish, tom yum soup with fish, herbal vegetables stir fry, curry with chicken and bamboo shoots. End the meal with 9 auspicious Thai Desserts.
Stay at Homestay Sai Noi or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 2: Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community
6.00 am Make offerings to the monks in front of the homestay.

  • Learn how to make ancient ‘Mon’ bricks.
7.30 am Enjoy breakfast (coffee, soy milk, porridge-style rice with pork, chicken or fish).
8.30 am Enjoy morning activities, including:

  • Riding a bike around to explore the lifestyles and culture of Sai Noi community.
  • Learning how to breed auspicious plants and lime trees.
  • Paying respect to the sacred Buddha statue and exploring the Maha-Ut Ubosot, a historic site built in the Ayutthaya period.
  • Experiencing work as a corn farmer. Try picking and boiling waxy corn and learn about the ‘gros michel’ bananas, known for their aromatic and sweet taste.
  • Witness the beauty of traditional Thai houses along the way.
12.30 pm Lunch is served, which includes a variety of dishes such as noodles, Som Tam (spicy salad) and Pad Thai.
Afternoon Enjoy some more hands-on activities like:

  • Learning how to make herbal balm.
  • Cooking Mi Krop (crispy rice noodles).
Evening Dinner is served with a performance from local youths.
Stay at Homestay Sai Noi or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 3: Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community – Ayutthaya Elephant Camp – Million Toy Museum by Krirk Yoonpun – Ban Kong Por Sufficiency Economy Learning Center – Wat Phukhao Thong – Bangkok
6.30 am Make offerings to the monks in front of the house.
8.00 am Breakfast.
9.00 am Morning activities include:

  • Head out on a bike to the sacred Buddha statue nearby where you can pay your respects, soaking up the atmosphere and local lifestyles along the way.
  • Learn how to make bio-fertilizer.
12.00 pm Lunch. (Noodles)
1.00 pm Head to Ayutthaya Elephant Camp.
1.30 pm Arrive at the camp, which was formerly known as ‘Pang Chang Ayutthaya’ (the name was changed to bring about good luck). The camp is dedicated to preserving and breeding Thai elephants, and follows a standardized system of looking after the giant animals. It was also the first elephant camp in the world to start a successful elephant breeding program of a certain type, which you can learn all about – and see the results yourself with many baby elephants having been born here.
2.15 pm Head to the Million Toy Museum by Krirk Yoonpun.
2.30 pm Explore the museum, which displays high-quality toys from around the world, including old and modern toys, as well as Thai-made toys that use a variety of materials.
3.15 pm Head to Ban Kong Por Sufficiency Economy Learning Center.
3.30 pm Arrive at the center, which is also known as ‘Bang Kong Por’. This learning center was established to provide knowledge about new agricultural theories and concepts for everyone, based on the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy of King Rama IX.
Visit Wat Phukhao Thong, a temple that was constructed during the reign of King Ramesuan in the early Ayutthaya period.
5.00 pm Head to Bangkok via highway.
6.30 pm Arrive back in Bangkok to end the trip.

The program is subject to change without prior notice, depending on weather conditions and pick-up points, 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) 22,000 12,900 9,800 8,200 6,300

The price is inclusive of:

  • 2-night stay in the accommodation
  • 7 meals as mentioned in the program
  • Transportation
  • 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
  • 7% VAT

Remarks:

  • 15-day advance booking prior to the trip
  • Duration: 3 days and 2 nights, available every day
  • Style: Culinary tourism- Community-Based tourism and Cultural tourism with van
  • To prepare: Sun Protection such as sunglasses, hat, umbrella, sunscreen and medication (if any)

Program 6 Days 5 Nights

Day 1: Bangkok – Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community
2.00 pm Assemble at the meeting point.
Head to Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community.
3.00 pm Upon arrival at the village, you’ll be greeted with a welcome ceremony and listen to the community’s history and itinerary for the next few days.
Evening Dinner and leisure time.
Stay at Homestay Sai Noi or accommodation of similar quality.
Day 2: Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community
6.00 am Make offerings to the monks in front of the homestay.
Breakfast.
9.00 am Enjoy learning activities.

  • Riding a bike to explore the lifestyle and culture of Sai Noi community.
  • Experiencing work as a corn farmer. Try picking and boiling waxy corn and also learn about ‘gros michel’ bananas, known for their aromatic and sweet taste.
12.00 pm Lunch.
Afternoon Enjoy learning activities, including:

  • Learning how to cook 9 auspicious Thai Desserts.
  • Cooking up Mi Krop (crispy rice noodles).
Evening Dinner and leisure.
Stay at Homestay Sai Noi or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 3: Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community
8.00 am Breakfast.
9.00 am Take part in the morning’s learning activities:

  • Learning how to breed auspicious plants and lime trees.
  • Paying respect to the sacred Buddha statue and exploring Maha-Ut Ubosot, a historic site built during the Ayutthaya period.
12.00 pm Lunch is served with a variety of dishes such as noodles, Som Tam (spicy salad) and Pad Thai.
Afternoon Ride a bike to learn about a unique massaging tool made from coconut shells.
Evening Tuck into dinner and check out a performance from local youths.
Stay at Homestay Sai Noi or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 4: Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community
Morning Breakfast.
9.00 am The morning’s learning activities include:

  • Learning how to make ancient ‘Mon’ bricks.
  • Learning how to cook a local Green Curry.
12.00 pm Lunch.
Afternoon Learn how to make bio-fertilizer
Evening Dinner and leisure time for the rest of the evening.
Stay at Homestay Sai Noi or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 5: Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community
Morning Breakfast.
9.00 am Head out of the homestay with more learning activities:

  • Explore the local lifestyles of the surrounding area.
  • Learn how to make herbal balm.
12.00 pm Lunch.
Afternoon Travel to Wat Prasat Thong, the Muay Thai learning center established by descendants of Nai Khanom Tom, the legendary Muay Thai fighter of the Ayutthaya period who, as legend has it, defeated 9 Burmese boxers without a break.
Here, you can learn all about the art and history of Muay Thai.
Evening Dinner and leisure time.
Stay at Homestay Sai Noi or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 6: Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community – Ban Kong Por Sufficiency Economy Learning Center – Wat Phukhao Thong – Million Toy Museum by Krirk Yoonpun – Ayutthaya Elephant Camp – Bangkok
Morning Prepare to check out.
Breakfast.
9.00 am Head to Ban Kong Por Sufficiency Economy Learning Center.
9.30 am Arrive at the center, which as also known as ‘Bang Kong Por’. This learning center was established to provide knowledge about new agricultural theories and concepts for everyone, based on the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy of King Rama IX.
Visit Wat Phukhao Thong, a temple that was constructed during the reign of King Ramesuan in the early Ayutthaya period.
11.00 am Head to Million Toy Museum by Krirk Yoonpun.
11.10 am Explore the museum, which displays high-quality toys from around the world, including old and modern toys, as well as Thai toys made from a variety of materials.
12.00 pm Enjoy Ayutthaya boat noodles.
1.00 pm Head to Ayutthaya Elephant Camp.
1.10 pm Arrive at the camp, which was formerly known as ‘Pang Chang Ayutthaya’ (the name was changed to bring about good luck). The camp is dedicated to preserving and breeding Thai elephants, and follows a standardized system of looking after the giant animals. It was also the first elephant camp in the world to start a successful elephant breeding program of a certain type, which you can learn all about – and see the results yourself with many baby elephants having been born here. Have fun feeding the elephants too.
2.00 pm Head to Wat Chaiwatthanaram.
2.10 pm Arrive at Wat Chaiwatthanaram, a historically significant temple that played a key role in the history of ancient Siam – and also one of the most stunning temples in Ayutthaya.
3.00 pm Head back to Bangkok.
4.30 pm Arrive back in Bangkok to end the trip.

The program is subject to change without prior notice, depending on weather conditions and pick-up points, 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) 31,200 21,500 16,500 13,500 11,500

The price is inclusive of:

  • 5-night stay in the accommodation
  • 15 Meals as mentioned in the program
  • Transportation
  • 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
  • 7% VAT

Remarks:

  • 15-day advance booking prior to the trip
  • Duration: 6 days and 5 nights, available every day
  • Style: Culinary tourism- Community-Based tourism and Cultural tourism with van
  • To prepare: Sun Protection such as sunglasses, hat, umbrella, sunscreen and medication (if any)

Program 7 Days 6 Nights

Day 1: Bangkok – Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community
2.00 pm Assemble at the meeting point.
Travel to Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community.
3.00 pm Arrive at the village, where you’ll be greeted with a welcome ceremony and chance to listen to the community’s history and itinerary for the next few days.
Evening Dinner and leisure time for the rest of the evening.
Stay at Homestay Sai Noi or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 2: Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community
6.00 am Make offerings to the monks in front of the homestay.
Breakfast.
9.00 am Star the morning’s learning activities, including:

  • Taking a bike to explore the lifestyles and culture of Sai Noi community.
  • Experiencing work as a corn farmer. Try picking and boiling waxy corn and about ‘gros michel’ bananas, known for their aromatic and sweet taste.
12.00 pm Lunch.
Afternoon Enjoy learning activities:

  • Learning how to cook 9 Auspicious Thai Desserts.
  • Cooking up some Mi Krop (crispy rice noodles).
Evening Dinner and leisure for the rest of the evening.
Stay at Homestay Sai Noi or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 3: Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community
8.00 am Breakfast.
9.00 am Morning learning activities include:

  • Learning how to breed auspicious plants and lime trees.
  • Paying respect to the sacred Buddha statue and exploring the Maha-Ut Ubosot, a historical site built during the Ayutthaya period.
12.00 pm Enjoy a variety of dishes for lunch such as noodles, Som Tam (spicy salad) and Pad Thai.
Afternoon Go on a bike ride to learn about a unique massaging tool made from coconut shells.
Evening Enjoy dinner and a performance from local youths.
Stay at Homestay Sai Noi or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 4: Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community
Morning Breakfast.
9.00 am Enjoy the morning’s learning activities:

  • Learning how to make ancient ‘Mon’ bricks.
  • Cooking curry with bamboo shoots and fermented fish.
12.00 pm Lunch.
Afternoon Enjoy learning activity where you’ll be learning how to make bio-fertilizer.
Evening Dinner and leisure for the rest of the evening.
Stay at Homestay Sai Noi or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 5: Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community
Morning Breakfast.
9.00 am Enjoy the morning’s learning activities:

  • Exploring the local lifestyles of the area.
  • Learning how to make herbal balm.
12.00 pm Lunch.
Afternoon Travel to Wat Prasat Thong, the Muay Thai learning center established by descendants of Nai Khanom Tom, the legendary Muay Thai fighter of the Ayutthaya period who, as legend has it, defeated 9 Burmese boxers without a break. Learn about the art and ancient history of Muay Thai during the afternoon.
Evening Dinner and leisure time for the rest of the evening.
Stay at Homestay Sai Noi or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 6: Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community – Wat Yai Chaimongkhon – Wat Phanan Choeng – Ayutthaya Elephant Camp – Wat Mahathat – Ayothaya Floating Market
Morning Breakfast.
9.00 am Head to Wat Yai Chaimongkhon.
9.30 am Arrive at Wat Yai Chaimongkhon, one of the most historically significant and the most-visited temple in Ayutthaya. Wat Yai Chaimongkhon is well known for its outstanding architecture typical to the style of the Ayutthaya period. Admire the tallest pagoda in Ayutthaya and the palace of King Naresuan the Great.
10.30 am Head to Wat Phanan Choeng.
10.40 am Arrive at Wat Phanan Choeng, one of the oldest and another hugely significant temple in Ayutthaya. This temple is globally famous for its Buddha image called ‘Luang Phor To’ or ‘Sam Po Kong’, which is highly revered Thai and Chinese Buddhists.
12.00 pm Lunch.
1.00 pm Head to Ayutthaya Elephant Camp.
1.15 pm Arrive at the camp, which was formerly known as ‘Pang Chang Ayutthaya’ (the name was changed to bring about good luck). The camp is dedicated to preserving and breeding Thai elephants, and follows a standardized system of looking after the giant animals. It was also the first elephant camp in the world to start a successful elephant breeding program of a certain type, which you can learn all about – and see the results yourself with many baby elephants having been born here. Have fun feeding the elephants too.
2.15 pm Head to Wat Mahathat.
2.30 pm Arrive at Wat Mahathat. The most iconic feature of this temple is the ancient Buddha head nestled inside the winding tree roots. The head of this sandstone Buddha image is the only part left of the original statue, entwined in Bodhi tree roots close to the temple.
3.30 pm Head to Ayothaya Floating Market.
3.45 pm Arrive at Ayothaya Floating Market. The highlight of this floating market is the fact that each of the buildings and noteworthy spots were named after every Amphoes (districts) in Ayutthaya, which enables visitors to remember the names and local products of each one of Ayutthaya’s distinct areas.
5.30 pm Head back to Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community.
Evening Dinner and leisure time for the rest of the evening.
Stay at Homestay Sai Noi or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 7: Sai Noi Ecotourism Village Community – Ban Kong Por Sufficiency Economy Learning Center – Wat Phukhao Thong – Million Toy Museum by Krirk Yoonpun – Wat Chaiwatthanaram – Bangkok
Morning Prepare to check out.
Breakfast.
9.00 am Head to Ban Kong Por Sufficiency Economy Learning Center.
9.30 am Arrive at the center, which is also known as ‘Bang Kong Por’. This learning center was established to provide knowledge about new agricultural theories and concepts for everyone, based on the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy of King Rama IX.
Visit Wat Phukhao Thong, a temple that was constructed during the reign of King Ramesuan in the early Ayutthaya period.
11.00 am Head to Million Toy Museum by Krirk Yoonpun.
11.10 am Explore the museum which displays high-quality toys from around the world, including old and modern toys, as well as Thai toys made from a variety of materials.
12.00 pm Enjoy Ayutthaya boat noodles.
1.00 pm Head to Wat Chaiwatthanaram.
1.10 pm Visit Wat Chaiwatthanaram, one of the most significant temples that played an important role in the history of ancient Siam – as well as one of the most stunning temples in Ayutthaya.
2.00 pm Head back to Bangkok via highway.
3.30 pm Arrive back in Bangkok to end the trip.

The program is subject to change without prior notice, depending on weather conditions and pick-up points as your safety is our first priority

Program 7 Days 6 Nights

No. of visitors 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons 8 persons 20 persons
Rate/Person (THB) 42,200 23,900 18,500 16,000 13,500

The price is inclusive of:

  • 6-night stay in the accommodation
  • All meals as mentioned in the program
  • Transportation
  • 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
  • 7% VAT

Remarks:

  • 15-day advance booking prior to the trip
  • Duration: 7 days and 6 nights, available every day
  • Style: Culinary tourism- Community-Based tourism and Cultural with van
  • To prepare: Sun Protection such as sunglasses, hat, umbrella, sunscreen and medication (if any)

Seasons/ Periods of Visit: All-year-round

Local Foods
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  • Bamboo shoot and pickled fish soup
  • Authentic crispy noodles
Local Products
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  • 9 auspicious traditional desserts
  • Local tool for muscle pain relief and massage
Home stay
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Hosts/Local Masters
Local Master
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Mrs. Mayuree Srinak

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Mrs. Thongyod Puengpien

Local master for traditional desserts

นางเบญจา นันทะเสน ปราชญ์ภูมิปัญญาด้านการทำกะลานวดเพื่อสุขภาพ

Mrs. Benya Nuntasen

Local master for traditional massage too

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Mr. Chuan Boonpluke

Local master for Mon people’ Brick-making

นางศิริวรรณ มาสุข ปราชณ์ภูมิปัญญาทำยาหม่องไพล

Mrs. Siriwan Masuk

Local master for local herb inhaler

Local Interpretors
นายประทีป ศรีนาค นักสื่อความหมายในชุมชน

Mr. Prateep Srinak

Photo/VDO Gallery
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Nearby Accommodation
บ้านชมดาว บางบาล

Baan Chom Dao, Bang Ban

Nearby attractions
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  • Ayuttaya’s Elephant Palace
  • “Krirk Yuipun” Toy Museum
  • Sufficiency Economy Learning Centre
  • Wat Phu Khao Thong
  • Wat Chai Wattanaram
  • Wat Phra Ngam
How to get there

Take Sri Rach Highway to Udon Rattaya for 30 km. Then head west to Bangsai- Bang Pa-In route. Head to Bang Pa-In and take AH9 and AH347 to Sai Noi Subdistrict.

Community’s Contact Information

Community-based tourism coordinator: Ms. Mayuree Srinak
Phone: 08-1946-5457
Social media: homestaysainoy
Address: 46 Moo 6, Sai Noi subdistrict, Bang Ban district, Ayuttaya 13250

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