Even though globalization and technology provide comfort to our lives, but up to a point you may have to turn back and ask yourself what the value and meaning of a long-lasting life are. By bringing yourself to experience the simple life amidst nature in the style of Na Sao and Sila Phet People, you will understand how organic agriculture is not only good to our body because of it’s contaminant-free, but to metal health in the long term as well
We will arrive at Tambon Na Sao in the morning, then head to the rice paddies to get morning sunlight. Next, we will learn about the origin and history of the community at Wat Ban Na Sao Samakki Museum, and join other activities like picking vegetable, fruit, and herb in the backyard, which is abundant with rubber, coffee, sugar apple, soursop, red ginger, lime. We can also collect the eggs from the chicken coops. We will the cook local dishes for lunch with the local housewives at Tambon Na Sao’s Sufficiency Economy Philosophy and New Theory of Agriculture Learning Center. After we sated our appetite, we will head towards Tambon Sila Phet and relax our mind and freshen up at Sila Phet waterfall, checking in at our accommodation at Sila Phet Homestay Ban Pa Tong or Mueang Yang Homestay surrounded by nature
July is the time for you to learn about culturing and implanting rice seedlings with the community, but if you want to harvest the rice in the golden rice paddy, it will have to be November. During winter from December to January, the vegetable in the farm will be elegantly green.
How to Access
From Amphoe Muang, take the road straight to Na Sao for 14.6 kilometers, then head north in the opposite direction on Pua Nam Yao Road towards Sila Phet via Amphoe Pua, approximately 12 kilometers away from the District Office
Ta kong fabric
Ms. Pen’s ‘khao lam’
Sila Phet Homestay Ban Pa Tong and Mueang Yang Homestay
surrounded by rice paddies and river flowing from Sila Phet waterfall.
Family that would like to cultivate their children with a lifestyle connected to nature, travelers who prefer simple and happy unadulterated life, those who wish to try out new experiences under His Majesty the King’s philosophy of sufficiency lifestyle, be more intimated with nature, and interested in agricultural activities, including rice farming, growing vegetable, and raising animals.
Prepare hat and long-sleeved shirts for activities in the rice paddy, along with cool props and bright clothing to take photos in the expanse of rice paddy.
Na Sao is surrounded by mountains with 43% of the total area being flat plain with many brooks flowing through the region. The weather is very hot during summer and very cold during winter. Sila Phet is located on a plain adjacent to Doi Phu Kha foothill. The majority of the population is of Tai Lue descents, working in agriculture and handcraft sectors.
Values and Impressions Gained
You will learn about the model lifestyle under the sufficiency economy in which people can truly rely on themselves and can also share with the community. You will discover natural peace and appreciate the definition of life and long-lasting happiness.
Activities with Local Communities
Learning how to farm in the rice paddy, picking organic vegetable, cooking with local residents, picking fresh vegetable from the market, catching rice paddy crabs to make ground crabs, making khao khuab and khao khaeb
Contact for Tourism
Na Sao, Ms. Wassana
Tel: 089 829 9659
Sila Phet, Village Leader Sokiat
Tel: 081 029 2007
Wat Ban Na Sao Samakki Museum
Tambon Na Sao’s Sufficiency Economy Philosophy and New Theory of Agriculture Learning Center
Sila Phet Waterfall
Tai Lue Café