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Baan Hat Som Paen, Ranong

The best Kaolin Ceramic with Local Hot Springs

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Heading deep into the valley Learn about the way of life of nomads. Rent a hot spring Ban Som Paen Beach, Ranong A community rich in natural minerals, everyone will learn community ways through kaolin ceramic molding activities that are important resources of the Hat Som Paen community at Ban Hat Som Paen Ceramics Group. Along with participating in mineral panning activities using the wisdom of the villagers made from the roots of large trees which is the way of life of the people in the Sompan Beach community, and relaxing at the hot springs in the community in a fun way.

  • Pay a homage to the chedi containing the Buddha's relics and a replica of the Buddha's footprint
  • Pay a homage to a portrait of Luang Pho Than Klai, the former abbot of Hat Som Paen Temple, at Luang Pho Than Klai's hall.
  • Ban Hat Som Paen ceramic group workshop
  • Gold panning Wisdom Learning Center
  • Soak in hot springs

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09:00am Meet friendly community guides.

Tell the story of the famous Som Paen Beach House known as a source of  mining for over 100 years. Starting the trip with a prayer and passion to live. Pay homage to Reverend Father Than Khlai, the former abbot of Wat Hat Som Paen temple

09:30am Take a ride on an ancient wooden minibus tracing the old mining town. Then, travel to “Klong Hat Som Paen Reservoir”
09:30am Visit “Ranong Canyon”

After that, visit “Ranong Canyon” where has a beautiful scenery and a place to relax, and there are many species of fish waiting to jump out of the water to play with tourists. Enjoy a short break with local desserts and herbal juice.

10:30am Gold Panning Wisdom Learning Center

Return to the community. Then, learn how to pan for minerals at “Gold Panning Wisdom Learning Center” by a group of speakers who have experience and expertise in tin. After learning panning, we are going to try by ourselves.

11:20am Continue on to the market at the “Ore Buyer Shop”

Continue on to the market at the “Ore Buyer Shop” area where minerals were sorted and inspected quality and prepared the ore before deliver to the smelter. Are you ready to experience the vibes of the traditional Chinese community in the community.

12:00am See the way of life around the community of Baan Hat Som Paen

See the way of life around the community of Baan Hat Som Paen while traveling to “Had Som Paen Subdistrict Community Occupation Retraining Center” to have lunch which is delicious local food using seasonal ingredients (Do not miss!)

01:00pm Baan Hat Som Paen Ceramic Workshop

From decreasing amount of tin to the best quality kaolin in Thailand. It has been brought to create careers for people in the community which is a ceramic at Baan Hat Som Paen. It is strong and every piece is made by hand as a souvenir that is more than just a thing, but it is a gift that once you have participated in the continuation of the way of life, helping local people, building communities towards self-reliance for the people of Baan Hat Som Paen community.

03:00pm Soak your body into the hot springs at Tharin Hot Spring.


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