Green Homestay in Kanchanaburi province

With my work, I am able to travel and discover new places because of inspection trips. Lucky me!

This time, I will talk about accomodation in Kanchanaburi province. But those accomodation are a special :  more than just “green”, they are runned by communities who, moreover, offer a lot of activities for you to learn about their culture.

The principle of “community-based tourism”, is to allow local community, often small, to survive and grow with the income of tourism, while respecting its culture and traditions… The idea is to pull tourist into this community to experience a different way-of-life than his…

I had the opportunity to discover 2 of them, both really interesting in this province.

WANG DUM MOUNTAIN CAMP

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Welcome in Wang Dum

It’s a place made as well for friend than couple, with bungalows, tents (really big), also for students groups etc… It’s isolated and a car is needed to reach this camp but area is really beautiful. The camp is made around a lake and every single thing is working with green energies: from the wind, the sun etc… The camp offers plenty of activity and some discovery station to learn how it is working and what are the green energies used here…

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Windmill

Bungalows are made of dry mud, are comfortable, mosquito-free and we sleep really well!

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Simple but comfortable

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Entrance of bathroom

About activities, more than sports trails inside the camp, discovery of deers, owners create a partnership with a local farm to make tourists discover local agriculture and sometimes even help with cultivation. Farmers are really friendly even if they do not speak a word of english and they will make you try their production. Everything here is organic…

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View of fields

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Thailand means Chili

This project is mostly made for children groups, thai or foreigners but all curious person is welcome…

BAN SUAN SANGTAWAN – BAAN BANGPHLAP

Baan Bangphlap is a small village where everything is manage by the community, who is living of income of tourism…

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Welcome to Baan Bangphlap!

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Bungalows

The place is really nice and friendly as well for groups as for indiduals. The main site to see in this village is its orchad full of coconut trees, pomelos, litchis… Kanchanaburi’s litchis are famous and known as best in Thailand. 

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the orchad

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Kanchanaburi's litchis

With the coconut-tree, sugar and syrup are made. You could try to produce sugar and discover many delicious local products.

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To do coconut sugar

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Good fruits Good life

In both places, you will have a friendly welcome. You sleep as good as in hotel except that all the money you give will help communities to grow.  

 

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