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Spend a part of your day in this local neighborhood learning about the local and get to know your host family. Be amazed by their beautiful traditional wooden house and rice barn brimming with history and interesting facts. You will be picking up ingredients for your cooking class right from their backyard garden.
Be prepared to cook their authentic recipe passing down from generation to generation. A real flavors of Northern Thailand that you can’t find it anywhere else. It is your choice to choose between Lunch and Dinner. This unique activity is not only about food. You will learn and understand the local culture, and how they apply their knowledge of herbs into their daily dishes.
After the hotel pick-up, we head south out of Chiangmai city to Bandoo in Hangdong district. Receive a warm welcome with flowers and drinks, and the host will bring you around the house and explain the local culture. The home you will be visiting belongs to the Raunkaew-Yanon family, who arrived in the area possibly by elephant-back almost 150 years ago. A Lanna family who preserves the traditions passed down since the beginning. They build their homes from teak wood and maintain the natural surroundings traditionally, which is now rarely seen in Chiangmai.
Experience the Lanna way of life and take a walk in the family-owned orchard with many types of fruit such as banana, mango, coconut, also the garden is filled with herbs for cooking. You will also have the opportunity to join the cooking session with the local family and dine together with them. The family will serve the dinner on the second-floor terrace of the home of Raunkaew- Yanon family from where you will enjoy the panoramic view of this Lanna village.
Discover the real experience and understand Lanna’s way of life. Understand how their tradition, culture, nature, religions, and ancestors are interconnected.