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Pak Thong Chai trail
« on: January 30, 2016, 03:05:40 PM »
       

     Pak Thong Chai Silk Village

Pak Thong Chai became one of Thailand's most famous silk-weaving centres when Jim Thompson started buying silk there, they offer beautiful Thai silk at reasonable prices. Korat silk is known for its high quality.

There are almost a dozen large silk factories in Pak Thong Chai district where thousands of families still work hand looms at home in almost every village.

Pak Thong Chai is which 30km south of Korat on Rte 304. google maps

Thai Silk Dyeing 3

credit@Jay Massey
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Re: Pak Thong Chai trail - The vineyards of Khao Yai
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2016, 02:19:43 PM »
          

The vineyards of Khao Yai

Visionaries and Thai French teams of winemakers have contributed to create this proud Thai wine-producing valley.
Where you can catch up with the The Khao Yai winerys, in this wine region of aka (Asoke Valley), where the cool air of Muak Lek near Khao Yai national park offers some refined varietals from a handful of vineyards peppered among family farms.

Not forgetting the green hills and fields of sunflowers that most foreign travellers are unaware of, if you enjoy wine tasting then the Khao Yai farm and winerys is one of Thailand’s most pleasant surprises.

The Supatra

After Chokchai, continue west route 2, look out for a blue sign pointing left to Supatra Vineyard, A couple of kilometres down a quiet country road and you will see Supatra, a relaxed family run winery that feels more like a farm stand.

There are many winerys in the area this is just one. At the Supatra you can sample their small selection of light, sweet wines and pick up some home-made juice or even grape cookies. Please be careful if your driving.

     The vineyards at Supatra are set in the shadow of the Khao Yai mountains.

     

Another popular winery in the Khao Yai area is The PB Valley Khao Yai winery which was was established in 1989.

The first vineyard spread over a total of 20 hectares and was planted with Shiraz for the red wine and Chenin Blanc for the white, featuring French rootstock, and Tempranillo from Spain. Tourists venture here every day for wine tastings and vineyard tours.

Some say good wine is wasted without good food. Well, i tend to agree and a bottle of red or white is even more appreciated when you see what's involved to bring it to the table.

           Address: 102 Moo 5, Phaya Yen, Pak Chong 30320, Thailand. Phone number below.

From tripadvisor: While waiting for our vineyard tour, we had coffee & drinks in the restaurant overlooking the vineyard -- absolutely stunning view. We toured the vineyard in a tractor-pulled open cart, thereafter, a visit to their wine-making facility & finally, wine tasting. The winery produces 3 types of wines: white, rose & red.

Harvest time in Thailand's Khao Yai wine region


                   
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Re: Pak Thong Chai trail - Waterfalls at Khao Yai
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2016, 03:02:54 PM »
        

  Waterfalls at Khao Yai

Khao Yai, There are several popular waterfalls, The most impressive is Haew Narok waterfall, situated at the end of a one km trail off the main road towards the south of Khao Yai. Drops a total of over 150 metres,

It is a three tiered waterfall spreading over steep cliffs, there you will find several trails around the falls and a viewpoint, where you might catch a look at the wild elephants bathing.

There are lots more waterfalls to see, Kong Kaeo, Pha Kluai, and Mai Phlon, where park officials at the Visitor Centre will give you more info.

Be carefull how you go some of these waterfalls can be dangerous if you get too close to the edge, especially in the rainy season when they are at their most powerfull.

The Haew Narok Waterfall (Namtok Haeo Narok)

Coming from the official car park, the walk will start off flat and wide through a jungle area and eventually it crosses over a bridge spanning a gorge and stream being what would feed the waterfall. Then beyond the bridge, you reach a section with a lot of steep stairs, which will descend towards and overlook the uppermost part of the waterfall.

A bit like most names in Thailand, the name of the falls is spelt in many different ways Haeo Narok, Heo Narok, or Hew Narok. The walk is about 1km each way. So be prepared that's 2km in all, might be best to wear your bedroom slippers for the steep steps.

Haew Narok Waterfall

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