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Experience the authentic way of life of a Northern village at “Baan Rai Kong Khing”

Just a stone throw away from the city center in Chiangmai situated a successful community based tourism (CBT) initiative where visitors will gain a deeper and more meaningful understanding into local culture and traditions. The income generated from your visiting will also be going directly to the community to help them preserve their traditional heritage and culture.


The community is well known for its local wisdom that is passed down from generation to generation and becomes a holistic health-oriented community. Homestay with the local villager and indulge the wisdom and wellness of the Lanna lifestyle.

Your experiences with Baan Rai Kong Khing start with picking up from the airport or hotel in Chiangmai. Greeting by the host family and tour around the house to learn about their life and their organic herbal garden which will be used for meals and medicines. Help the host to cook with the vegetables they grown around the house and enjoy the lovely lunch. Then have a village tour and get to know the village leaders who will share the stories about their place and how they work together to provide essential medical, physical, agricultural, and financial services. After that relax your body and mind with the massage and having your leisure time. In the evening, you will have Khantok dinner, Northern style Thai food, and watch Lanna cultural art and performances by the villagers. Overnight at the homestay.

Early morning, rise and shine to the morning alms giving and learn how and why and the meaning lies beneath this Buddhism activity. After breakfast, enjoy the bike ride around the village and surrounding district. Stop by the morning market and the old, traditional wooden style temple before heading back for the traditional handicraft workshops and “Yam Khang” or the traditional fire massage used to cure body pains and alleviate a variety of ailments. Having your lunch before saying goodbye to the villagers.