Thailand Rural
Tourism Awards

Presented to you by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, with Airbnb as a proud partner

Thailand’s award winning homestays and experiences, now on Airbnb

Airbnb is a proud partner of the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Rural Tourism Awards 2020, celebrating local hosts and communities who epitomize the best of Thai hospitality. Meet the winners and discover incredible places to stay and experience the Thai countryside.

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Ban Chiang Cultural Tourism Community, Udon Thani

Immerse yourself in heritage craftsmanship at Ban Chiang village in Northeast Thailand, also known as the land of black soil. Learn about the area’s famous distinctive red pottery at local UNESCO World Heritage archaeological sites, and pick up the local Tai Puan arts of wicker basket weaving and cotton dyeing from traditional craftsmen in the community.

Ban Chiang Cultural Tourism Community, Udon Thani

Immerse yourself in heritage craftsmanship at Ban Chiang village in Northeast Thailand, also known as the land of black soil. Learn about the area’s famous distinctive red pottery at local UNESCO World Heritage archaeological sites, and pick up the local Tai Puan arts of wicker basket weaving and cotton dyeing from traditional craftsmen in the community.

Mae Kam Pong Ecotourism Village, Chiang Mai

Soak up the natural surroundings and local way of life in Mae Kam Pong, a 100-year-old self-sustaining village almost 1,300m above sea level. Locals here use natural resources responsibly and the forest is well-conserved. Explore the waterfall trails and plantations, plant lahpet in the fields, and try your hand at making your very own tea leaf herbal cushion.

Mae Kam Pong Ecotourism Village, Chiang Mai

Soak up the natural surroundings and local way of life in Mae Kam Pong, a 100-year-old self-sustaining village almost 1,300m above sea level. Locals here use natural resources responsibly and the forest is well-conserved. Explore the waterfall trails and plantations, plant lahpet in the fields, and try your hand at making your very own tea leaf herbal cushion.

Wang Nam Khiao Agritourism Community Enterprise, Nakhon Ratchasima

Home to a variety of lush vegetable gardens, fruit plantations and cattle farms, Wang Nam Khiao offers the perfect farm-to-table experience for budding foodies. Join your hosts to harvest organic vegetables and mulberries, learn how vanilla trees are planted, and explore some of the largest pineapple orchards and mushroom houses in the region. Finally, put your culinary skills to the test with a local vegan cooking class!

Wang Nam Khiao Agritourism Community Enterprise, Nakhon Ratchasima

Home to a variety of lush vegetable gardens, fruit plantations and cattle farms, Wang Nam Khiao offers the perfect farm-to-table experience for budding foodies. Join your hosts to harvest organic vegetables and mulberries, learn how vanilla trees are planted, and explore some of the largest pineapple orchards and mushroom houses in the region. Finally, put your culinary skills to the test with a local vegan cooking class!

Bo Hin “Floating Basket Fish” Farmstay, Trang

Peer out of this seaside homestay along Sikao Bay, and you’ll spy hundreds of floating baskets teeming with fish. Here you can learn firsthand about this local fishing technique, and discover the surrounding coastal ecosystem and mangrove forests. Dive into the fisherman’s way of life - from breeding fish to processing seafood, planting seagrass, and weaving crafts with thatch screwpine.

Bo Hin “Floating Basket Fish” Farmstay, Trang

Peer out of this seaside homestay along Sikao Bay, and you’ll spy hundreds of floating baskets teeming with fish. Here you can learn firsthand about this local fishing technique, and discover the surrounding coastal ecosystem and mangrove forests. Dive into the fisherman’s way of life - from breeding fish to processing seafood, planting seagrass, and weaving crafts with thatch screwpine.

Award-winning Experiences

Tourism Authority of Thailand

Welcome to the collection of award-winning villages from the Thailand Rural Tourism Awards 2020. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has searched all over the country and carefully selected 15 communities to showcase the unique characteristics and local lifestyles that are waiting for adventurous travelers to discover. Join us on the journey of a lifetime and experience authentic Thai culture, make unforgettable memories, and meet new friends along the way.

Tourism Authority of Thailand

Welcome to the collection of award-winning villages from the Thailand Rural Tourism Awards 2020. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has searched all over the country and carefully selected 15 communities to showcase the unique characteristics and local lifestyles that are waiting for adventurous travelers to discover. Join us on the journey of a lifetime and experience authentic Thai culture, make unforgettable memories, and meet new friends along the way.