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Below is all the information about this Day Trip.
Day Trip to Uthai Thani Saturday, 3 February 2018
Ban Rai and other weaving villages are situated in Uthai Thai, a 3-hour drive northwest of Bangkok. The people who live in these villages originated in Laos and are known generally as Lao Khrang. The Lao Khrang, like many groups of people in Southeast Asia, are named after the dominant color in their garments. These villagers dye their skirts red, using the sap of the lac tree. The Lao Khrang weave banners, many with animals and geometric designs. They also weave utilitarian textiles for the use in their homes. In Ban Rai we’ll visit the Thai National Artist Pha Cham Pi, who weaves her village history into her textiles. This region is lush, green and still unaffected by tourism. Khon Chomporn Dhanesnittaya who is knowledgeable in Thai textiles will lead this trip, which promises to be interesting.
7.30 Leave from Dusit Thani Hotel, corner Silom Rd.
10.30 Visit Thap Klai Temple to see the collection of banners
11.00 Visit Pa Cham Pi collection
13.00 Banan Pha Tang private museum and large weaving village
14.00 Green market
15.00 Karen weaving village
16.30 Leave for Bangkok, snack in the van
19:30 - 20:00 Arrive at Dusit Thani Hotel
B1500 Member B1700 Non- member
Limited to 14 persons
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