Best Things to do in Ban Tha Khao Community
Get to know the people of the Tha Khao community at the Ban Tha Khao Community Tourism Information Centre. At the Ban Tha Khao Community Tourist Information Centre, the females wear colorful headscarves and wait to greet visitors. You can use the local word, which is an alternative word to address an aunt or a sister "Mah is mother" and "Ka" is used to refer to a sister. Visitors can try their hand at pandan weaving and batik painting, from the wisdom of the skilled craftsmanship here. Since fishing is the main source of living for the community here, why not try making fish traps, created by nature and ancient wisdom. A lot of learning about the technique and the tools can be shared here.
Another amazing thing to do in the area is to take visit Tha Khao Waterfall, the big waterfall of Koh Yao Noi. On the way, you will ride a trailer along Tha Khao beach, turn into a narrow road and walk just less than 50m to a waterfall - great for all the family.
If you are interested in cooking or have a sweet tooth you can sneak into the basement of the house with "Ma Ma Na" to learn how to make Thai desserts with shrimp paste, a lovely souvenir from Tha Khao. Find out from the experienced locals how to make caterpillar candy too.
One of the most incredible things to do is to be amazed by the rice fields in the middle of the sea at Koh Yao Noi. Who would have thought that they would come across a vast rice field surrounded by mountain views on an island in the middle of the Andaman Sea. Bang said Koh Yao people are very proud to be able to preserve and continue the way of wet rice farming for Koh Yao people. Since the people of Koh Yao have a relationship with farming from their ancestors 100 years ago, farming is considered to create food security for the people on the island and cultivates for consumption. The rest is sold, in addition, Koh Yao Noi rice has a delicious taste like no other due to the sea water seeping through. Try it and we think you will love it.
Top Tips for your stay in Ban Tha Khao Community
Visitors can check the appropriate activities for each period and contact the community in advance so that the community can prepare for each activity completely.