Ban Huai Tom Royal Project
Ban Huai Tom Royal Project is located in Moo 8 in the Sub-District of Na Sai, District of Lee in the Province of Lamphun. The centre established in 1978 in accordance to His majesty the King Bhumibhol’s visit to the area. In recognition of the severely poor life conditions of the hill tribes, His Majesty took Huai Tom village under his royal patronage. The village is spread across 24,084.93 Rais (1 Rai= 1600 Sqm.)Villagers are mostly Karens and are vegetarians. They have got significant and unique culture and traditions such as making merit for new harvest, which is celebrated after harvesting a barn (around January of every year).Within Huai Tom Royal Project, visitors can experience Agro-Tourism which comprises of visiting 4 plantations including an experimental plantations of butternut, Mexican chills and many more, second is the eggplant and kale plantation, the tropical fruit plantation which comprises of star fruit, imported mangoes, passion fruit, avocado, plums and peach, the final plantation is the flower plantation which displays the fairy rose along with local herbal and spices that could be made into diffusers.Furthermore, the Royal Project offers a cultural tourism zone, which depicts the ethnic lifestyle of Karens and Ban Nam Nor Noi which carries out weaving and dying from naturally extracted dyes. The ethnic group also creates handicrafts from coconut husks, rattan products as well as unique silver accessories.The third type of tourism offered here is the Eco-Tourism, which is specifically designed for people who love nature and enjoy wildlife and sightseeing. Visitors can take walks on a natural path, bird watching and camping along River Ping.It is advisable to visit Huai Tom Royal Project during April and May as it is when the yellow orchids along River Ping blooms. For more information regarding the attraction, kindly contact the Office of Ban Huai Tom Royal Project at Tel: 0 5351 8059 or 0 5328 1238.