Suan Sampran, Nakhon Pathom
Suan Sampran, Nakhon Pathom

5 best places for organic living in Thailand

These are mindfulness and meditation holidays in beautiful surroundings

Written by
Time Out Bangkok editors
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Thailand provides the visitors (who want to learn new skills as much as boost their energy and imagination) with local classes and workshops. We pick mindfulness and meditation holidays in beautiful surroundings: some are combined with other activities like weaving, rice growing, cooking and even dancing.

Baan Rai Kalavena, Kanchanaburi
Baan Rai Kalavela, Kanchanaburi

Baan Rai Kalavena, Kanchanaburi

From a humble beginning, Baan Rai Kalavela (Kalavela Farm) grew organic vegetables and plants to feed their family and share with their neighbours. FarmCafe’ de’ Kalavela and Prung Pluk restaurant were their big step to share their organic produces with visitors and travellers in Kanchanaburi. The restaurant brings a taste of the organic farm to your table. Advance booking is recommended for a group visit to learn more about organic farming.

Call: +66 85 333 3414, +66 81 903 0923

Web: www.kalavelafarm.com

Facebook: KalavelaFarm

Ginger Farm Kitchen, Chiang Mai
Ginger Farm Kitchen, Chiang Mai

Ginger Farm Kitchen, Chiang Mai

Bring the farm to the city is the idea of Ginger Farm Kitchen, an organic Thai restaurant at One Nimman on Nimmanhaemin Road. Apart from getting supplies from their own farm, the restaurant source local organic ingredients and food supplier from small local farmers and artisan food suppliers who produce their products ethically and sustainably to cook Northern Thai cuisine and authentic Thai food. Occasionally, the restaurant holds healthy eating workshops to promote wellbeing lifestyle.

Call: +66 52 080 928

Facebook: gingerfarmkitchen

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Walk camp, Chiang mai
Walk camp, Chiang mai

Walk camp, Chiang mai

Nestled in the misty valley and high range, this organic farm and elephant sanctuary offers peace of mind to the weary souls through its back-to-nature activities – staying in the rustic yet comfortable farmhouse, berry picking, crackling campfire and enjoying healthy organic food. Turn off the mobile phone, and start to communicate with nature and beautiful surrounding. Walk Camp is one of the best places to experience the sound of silence.

Call: +66 83 433 1478

Facebook: walkcamp

Rai Ruen Rom, Chiang Rai
Rai Ruen Rom, Chiang Rai

Rai Ruen Rom, Chiang Rai

To follow late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s guideline on healthy and sustainable life, two sisters have turned 70 acres plot of land into farm estate overlooking the local river. The owners, together with local communities, work hard in the field and farmhouse to produce fruits, vegetables and herbs that are truly extraordinary, and that heal, restore and refresh your body, mind and soul. The farm is now an organic tourism destination. Guests can get out and about with the owner to learn about organic farming, feed the animals, making organic fertiliser, picking vegetables, cooking healthy organic food and even taking a rice-growing experience. The farm serves organic food at its café and accommodates visitors in its tents.

Call: +66 99 325 5757

Web: www.rairuenrom.com

Facebook: rairuenrom

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Suan Sampran, Nakhon Pathom
Suan Sampran, Nakhon Pathom

Suan Sampran, Nakhon Pathom

About 40 kilometres west of Bangkok, Suan Sampran has reinvented itself from a riverside resort with the cultural show to organic tourism destination. To promote organic living and lifestyle, Suan Sampran works hand in hand with local farmers to produce organic vegetables, fruits and health and wellness products for the farmer market. Guests can practise traditional Thai crafts, experience herbal healing treatment, enjoy Thai fine dining, visit farmer market or tour local farms - including the hotel’s own Patom Organic Farm.

Call: +66 34 322 588

Web: sampranriverside.com

Facebook: SuanSampran.Thailand

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