Ban Pa Tan

Cooking with a Local Family

Chop and chill in the outskirts of Chiang Mai during this immersive trip to discover one of Thailand’s more obscure ethnicities, the Yong. The day is filled with flower-making, temple and village visits and cooking with a local family.
Tour Timings
08:30 - 13:00
Half Day
Meals Included
Chiang Mai


Depart the hotel at 8:30am for a short drive to the outskirts of Chiang Mai.  Our destination is Patan Village, home to the Yong people, an ethnic minority in Thailand.  Today’s experience seeks to better understand the people and their culture.  
Upon arrival, we visit Patan Temple and the Yong Cultural Museum.  There is an opportunity to meet the temple’s resident monks and get an idea of their daily life, and their importance to the community.  Joining them to learn the art of making flower bouquets provides a more hands-on appreciation.  Afterwards, it’s off to the museum which is housed in a traditional Yong home. The museum explains the Yong’s history, culture, and current place in Thai society.   

Following a short walk through the village, we’ll stop at the home of a local family.  After greetings, we’ll get to cooking.  This immersive experience allows you to explore the Yong culture through food.  After learning about the local ingredients, you’ll get to chopping and dicing, mixing and slicing, all at the direction of the family.  After the meals are prepared, you’ll sit down to a homely, family-style meal. 

Depart around 12:30pm to return to your hotel.  

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
  • Approx. 1km of easy walking
  • Economic Distribution Disclosure

    Where does your money go?

    53% of the costs from this tour directly benefit the specific locality where the tour takes place.
    43% of the costs from this tour are distributed to the wider provincial area, outside of the specific locality of the tour.
    3.1% of the costs of this tour are distributed to costs occurring in the wider national area, outside of the same province.
    0.9% of the costs of this tour are distributed overseas.

    *EDDI, Tripseed’s Economic Distribution Disclosure Initiative is in the very early stages of rollout. Check back soon for more information.

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