Artists’ and Artisans’ Community Visit

Artists’ and Artisans’ Community Visit

Take a trip out to the countryside east of Chiang Mai to the Artists’ Community Village to learn about weaving, sustainable farming techniques, and the Thai art scene.
Tour Timings
08:30 - 14:00
Full Day
Meals Included
Chiang Mai


This wonderful day tour focussed on social sustainability will take you to a local village in Northern Thailand to learn about its community and culture. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and embrace the beautiful Chiang Mai countryside.

This community of local artists and artisans sits at the convergence of three rivers in the shadow of a steep mountain – a truly idyllic location.

The tour begins around 8:30, when our expert local guide for the day will pick guests up from their Chiang Mai hotels.

From there, it’s a drive to Pa Tung east of the city, where we visit a shrine to pay homage to Luang Pu Lar’s incorruptible figure – the guide will help explain the significance this holds for local Thai people. While at the temple, visit the small onsite antique crockery museum to explore the history of local handicrafts.

From there, we continue learning about local artisans with a workshop sharing the locals’ expertise with fabrics as we get to participate in a DIY Batik dyeing activity.

On a jam-packed day of activities, the next stop is a visit to a mulberry orchard, where they serve mulberry dishes year-round. Guests get a herbal, mulberry-based drink for refreshment but can also shop for other products here. The mulberry-infused som tam (spicy Thai salad) is delicious.

From the orchard, we head to the organic farm, where we will learn all about the community’s organic farming techniques while picking fresh ingredients for lunch. Get busy in the vegetable plots and earn that lunch!

After lunch, there’s still time for more activities as we head to the Chiang Mai Art Museum on the way back to the city, showcasing an art collection featuring some of the best Thai artists from across the country.

All along the way, the local guide will help you get to grips with community life in the Chiang Mai countryside. Head back to the city enriched and educated, having supported a village and its sustainability efforts.

Important Information
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Transportation
  • Meals and Snacks as mentioned
  • Drinking Water
  • Exclusions
  • Tips for Guide and Driver
  • Personal Expenses
  • Beverages Not Mentioned
  • Services Not Mentioned
  • Additional Notes
  • There is an optional additional activity to extend the day tour - a Khon mask workshop from 14:00-18:00. Head to the workshop in a small art studio to design and create wonderfully ornate, miniature khon masks with private guidance from a renowned Thai artist. The larger variants of these masks form part of the costumes for classic Thai dance dramas.
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