“Gold” is the main source of income for people in Ban Phukhaothong. In Esan (or Northeastern part of Thailand) would sell other stuff to buy gold as a saving means, the people in Ban Phukhaothong would do it otherwise as they would sell gold to buy other necessities because gold is plenty in the earth around this area. We invite you to joins us ‘Once as a Gold Hunter’ at Ban Phukhaothong, the village of gold!
Transportation to places in the itinerary
Activities as listed in the itinerary
Accommodations as listed in the itinerary
Meals as listed in the itinerary (Breakfast 1/ Lunch 2 / Dinner 1)
Tour guide and local guide
Gold panning with ‘Liang’, the local tool used to find gold
Rafting on the river believed to be the source of gold
Try local cuisines
Sightsee the sea of morning mist here at one of this three southernmost provinces of Thailand
Visit the past gold delivery passage from the goldmine
This is a join tour minimum 4 persons for this tour, it may not run if there are not enough people registered
Meet at Narathiwat Airport before traveling in search for gold at Ban Phukhaothong.
Lunch at Suan Kluai Restaurant.
Getting to know Ban Phukhaothong, the land of gold ores. The water sweeps gold from the mountain to the bottom of the village’s streams.
Learn about the most important tool for gold extraction ‘Liang Ron Thong.’ Then, learn how to make a mini-sized one yourself. Laquer, paint and decorate the Liang as desire.
Sail along the stream passing the locals extracting gold from the stream.
Grab Liang and hunt for gold in the cold stream. Practice gold extraction with the locals. You can take home any gold you extracted as souvenirs from Ban Phukaothong.
Dinner with local dishes.
Enjoy with Pin Pa Pleon, a performance from elderly local folk singers in the village.
Wake up to fresh air and travel to scenic viewpoint of the sea of mist at the lowest end of Thailand at Phra That Phukahothong. Trek through the jungle to see the giant Tretameles and the view of the border of Thailand-Malaysia.
Visit Toh Moh Gold mine and see the tunnel used to transport gold from the mine in the past.
Breakfast at the homestay. Pack.
Leave the village and journey safely home.
Support community-based tourism in Thailand
Tourism Authority of Thailand has created a campaign "Once as a Tourist" for promoting 23 travel routes, included 42 communities, in 15 provinces. By expecting to push up community-based Tourism in Thailand.