Well kick off your Chiang Mai shopping tour the most local way we can: by riding on local transport! In Chiang Mai, the public transit system is a collection of red flatbed trucks (calledSongthaew) that ride around town. Well ridefor45 minutes toBaan Ontai Village, a close-knitcommunityinSankhamphaengdistrict
Wewilltake a short walk to Fah MaiHandloomHousetomeet with a local artisan and learnthe basics ofbamboo weaving. You will have an opportunity to make somethingwith your own design, with the help of your new bamboo weaving friend.
Next, well check out the processes behindcotton weaving, potteryandnatural tie-dying from a local expert before making our way to a workshop that showcases the works of local artists.
After all that shopping, its time for an injection of culture and history! We will stop at ahistoric templewhich originated from theChiangSaenkingdom,dating back600 years. The area is surroundedby ancient kiln sites andlushforest.
Holy water is next with a visit to the natural springsthat locals believe can healthe sick.
Then were off to an organic farm where we will enjoy a delicious Thai lunch usingingredients sourcedfrom the farm.
Then well saygoodbye tosome of the lovely people we have met today and hop back in the car for the45 minutereturnjourney toChiangmai City where yourtourwillend. Before you go, dont forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay.