Homestay Certified Standard 2007
Highlight: The love-the-forest communities have set up a nature study route up the highest peak of Mae Hong Son. They have done preservation work on wild orchids and have run a project to reintroduce orchids to the forest.
Type: Lifestyle, culture and nature
Background Ban Huai Hi Community Eco-Toursim
“Huai Hi” is a Tai Yai word which the Pakakoyor call “Klo Khi” a name for a kind of bamboo that has long sections like the “khao lam” steaming bamboo but thinner wood. This type of bamboo is called by the northerners, “mai hia” and they use them to weave their cottage walls. The young bamboo, about a year old, is good for making bamboo strips. Ban Huai Ti community started tourism management in 1996 to communicate with the people from different cultures to understand the life and forest and how to preserve the forest using their local wisdom.
Activities Ban Huai Hi Community Eco-Toursim Group
• Tour around the village to see the knife making, fabric weaving and rice husking.
• Trek through the forest.
• Learn crop rotation farm system.
• Bird watch and see various kinds of orchids
• Crop rotation farm
• Doi Pui
• Ma Ha Phrom Rachini Forest
26 homestay units to accommodate 52 tourists
Lodging 100 baht /person/night
Food 50 baht /person/meal
Tour guide 100 baht /person/day
Panot Prakhongsap 053 – 611 – 979
081– 289 – 0128
9 Khun Lum Praphat Road, Tambon Chong Kham, Amphoe Mueang, Mae Hong Son 58000
E-mail: [email protected]
Culture and Life Revival Project, Mae Hong Son
053 – 613 – 462 – 3
53 Moo 8 Tambon Pang Mu, Amphoe Mueang,
Mae Hong Son 58000