Baan Phra Bat Huai Tom Handicraft and Cultural Centre

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Baan Phra Bat Huai Tom OTOP Village ‘Shop for local ornaments and observe Karen lifestyle.’

For once in lifetime, let’s take a look at local lifestyle at Baan Phra Bat Huai Tom Handicraft and Cultural Centre in Lamphun.

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Baan Phra Bat Huai Tom Handicraft and Cultural Centre is a learning tourist attraction, which is located in Lye County. Good place for everyone to go, including children.

By visiting Ban Huai Tom, you will gave a chance to learn how Karen people live and create many amazing handicrafts.

There are many different zones at the place, including the exhibition zones and souvenir zones. You can read text, see photos and items that show you the history of weaved fabric, and purcahse some handicrafts for yourself. There are shirts, dresses, bags, purses, wallets, silverware etc.

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There are not only the religious places for attraction in the community because there also are attractions related to culture and way of life of Paka-Kyaw people to see, such as folk handicraft research which is the center of products of people in the community, with weaving demonstration, wickerwork, hand-woven cloth and silverware available; Wat Phra Buddha Bat Huai Tom Royal Project Development Center; and watching livelihood of Paka-Kyaw people at Karen Nam Bo Noi Antique House.

Around the place, there are lots of trees and gardens, you will want to have s sightseeing around and take lots of photo.

If you want to have a quiet day and make friend with an ethnic group, don’t hesitate to go to this village.

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This is to say that if you visit the “Baan Phra Bat Huai Tom”, you will be impressive with the lifestyle and cultural diversity of the Paka-Kyaw people bound to Buddhism.

How to get there

Baan Phra Bat Huai Tom is located in Lye County. To get there, you may just start from Chiang Mai. Then pass Lamphun until you reach Lye and find your way to the destination or you can contact tour agency in Chiang Mai to arrange the private tour package for you. It is suitable for the group have the kid or the elderly.

Nearby Places 

Wat Mahathat Chedi Sri Wiangchai is a large golden pagoda remarkable to be seen afar, and the Paka-Kyaw people respect well. And there also is another place that is important and is a mental center of Paka-Kyaw people, that is, house heart or navel city built by Luang Pu Khruba Wong as a center for people in the community to attach to. Inside the pagoda, it contains stones from the main rivers. And there is a ceremony to prolong the life of the community to be held during April of every year.

The temple is located within Phra Bhat Huai Tom Royal Project Development Centre. Go and pay respect to.The temple has a wide area. The temple has many interesting religious places, such as Phra Chao Kao Tue Mondop that Luang Pu Khruba Wong dedicated to His Majesty the King. It is as a dome with roof, inside of which mirrors are installed around, enshrined with brass Buddha image in the attitude of subduing, modeled from Chao Kao Tue Wat Suan Dok, Chiang Mai.