Bo Klua County, Nan Province ‘Observe salt making in traditional way.’
Salt that you consume in everyday life, surely you know that it’s made in modern industrial factories, with fast machine. And you may believe that this is the only way to make salt.
But you’re wrong! Salt has been used for centuries. Think about it, long time ago, there weren’t industrial machine, but humans were still able to make salt and use it to season their food. How did they do that?
Of course, industrial industry isn’t the only way of making salt. Instead, there are still some traditional ways.
And if you wish to see salt making in traditional and natural way, then you’re welcome to Bo Klua County in Nan Province. For your information, klua means ‘salt’ and bo means ‘pond’.
Bo Klua is a famous county of Nan Province because of natural way for salt making. You must haven’t seen thing like this before. The salt there is kept in two separated ponds. From salt water to complete salt, it’s boiled for about 4-5 hours. After being put in baskets, the salt will be on sale in front of houses of villagers. You should see that when you pass each house. Don’t forget to buy some. Beside of salt for food cooking, there is also salt for self-beautifying like spa salt and salt soap. This should satisfy all women.
The county is a great learning source, worthy of being visit by you and your children. And, by the way, you can spend some nights, as there are shelters. This is good for people of all ages, in fact. Stay at the county as long as you want, tour the 8 villages around the salt community and enjoy!
How to get there
Bo Klua Communiry is about 80 kilometres away from the heart of Nan Province. First of all, you need to head for Santisuk County. Then turn left 2 kilometres before reaching the county. Continue straight after that. Then turn right and you will be at Bo Klua or you can book private tour for more comfortable and you can manage your time efficiently.