Khon Kaen to Khon Kaen
We'll take you to Chonnabot, one of Thailand's most famous silk regions, to see the process of making silk fabric, from raising the silk worms to spinning and dying the thread to the painstaking hand-weaving. There's also no-pressure shopping on the famous "Silk Road." We also visit one of northern Isan's largest and best preserved Khmer ruins and a temple with original and now very rare Isan-style murals, which are far different from the murals found in modern temples.
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Learn how silk fabric and thread are made.
We'll start the trip by admiring a historic little
temple featuring traditional Isan-style murals, few of which exist anymore. Next up is the 12th-century Prasat Puay Noi, the largest and most intact Khmer temple ruin in northern Isan. It has some excellent carvings and you will most likely be able to explore it all by yourself since few visitors go there. We also stop at an ancient quarry where it is believed the sandstone to build this temple was cut. Some natural potholes carved deep into the bedrock makes it an interesting and beautiful place.
We then visit a traditional village full of old wooden homes, where several families raise silkworms so they can spin their own silk thread, an amazing activity that we can usually see. You'll get to see every step of the long, complicated process behind weaving Isan's distinctive mut-mee silk fabric. You'll even have the opportunity to sit down at a loom and try your hand at weaving. At Chonnabot's silk museum you can learn more about silk and see some Isan cultural displays. Before leaving town you can shop for the finished product on the famous "Silk Road", which is full of shops with silk fabric from here and elsewhere.
If our itinerary doesn't fit your exact needs and desires, please let us know.
With advance notice we can usually modify things.
Explore ancient Khmer ruins.
Prices valid until 31 December 2017
All sightseeing and activities as specified in the itinerary with English-speaking local guides, entrance fees, transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle, hotel transfers, snacks and cold water in the vehicle, accident insurance, taxes, and pre-departure travel consultation.
Price Does Not Include
Meals and drinks, travel and medical insurance, personal expenses (such as souvenirs, snacks, etc.), tips/gratuities, and any additional expenses incurred due to airline schedule changes, natural disasters, political actions, or other factors beyond our control.
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Isan Explorer is a family-run Khon Kaen, Thailand based tour company offering tours in Northeastern Thailand, known as Isan (sometimes spelled Isaan, Issan, Isarn, Esan, E-San, Esaan, E-Saan, Esarn, and E-sarn). We offer pre-designed and custom Thailand tours for individuals and groups and cater for travelers on any budget, from luxury to backpacker. We embrace slow travel and all our tours focus on culture and/or nature.
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