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What better way to enhance your travel experience than to engage with local experts in the fine arts, history, culture, cuisine and more? Here is a selection of some of our special activities.
The majority of Thai people are Buddhist and this tour is a chance for you to learn more about the religion from a Buddhist monk. Visit a local temple in Chiang Mai and take the opportunity to talk with a monk about all aspects of his religion. Gain valuable insights from somebody who has devoted his life to a serene and simple lifestyle. Continue on to Doi Suthep and visit the most secret temple of Chiang Mai, Wat Phrathat. Climb the 309 steps to the top or take a tram to be rewarded with a superb panoramic view over the city.
At Silpakorn University, meet with a local professor for a lecture about Thailand's history. A Master of Arts, History and Archeology, the university professor can enhance your understanding of Thailand's history and bring its culture to life through his interactive presentation. A leading player in fine arts and archaeology training, for more than 25 years this author of noted books on history and archaeology offers you a gift after the lecture is finished, prove a useful resource during your trip.
Enjoy a family atmosphere and share cooking secrets with a well known local chef. His passion for cooking encouraged him set up an organic farmhouse where he now takes care of a spacious garden full of Thai herbs and tropical fruits. Firstly, take a trip to the local Ruamchook market together and afterwards at his farm home, visit his organic garden, pick some fresh herbs and continue with a hands–on cooking experience. Learn how to pound curry paste for an authentic Thai curry and create a delicious dessert with the sweet fruits you picked right from the trees.
Being the descendant of a well-known music master during the reign of King Rama VI, it was written in the stars for this musician to follow his great grandfather's footsteps. Nowadays, the house of this well know musician and musical instrument maker in Bangkok is well– known for making all kinds of traditional Thai musical instruments, such as the xylophone, drums, gongs, zithers, and others. The musician will discuss his passion for making instruments and his accomplishments in music before finishing with a performance of traditional music.
Given his love for Thai art, this local entrepreneur has turned part of his house in Bangkok into a museum showcasing his hand-made puppets. He has created more than 100 designs of puppets based on characters of the Ramayana, such as the white monkey, and other figures prominent in Thailand's literature. As a cultural ambassador appointed by the Ministry of Culture, he has presented Thai puppet shows both in Thailand and worldwide. Learn how these puppets are made and about the history of Thai puppetry.