Located in Lamphun's Muang District, Umong Homestay in Tambon Umong is a laid-back community where you can enjoy a slow lifestyle.
The homestay service was initiated in 1999 by a group of locals who wanted to promote their village as a tourist destination. After years of trial and error, it has reduced from 24 members to 10 to make sure every house passes a homestay standard.
Tourists can also learn how to create tung flags, which are normally used for ceremonies at temples, especially during Songkran. Other activities are making bamboo handicrafts, learning traditional Thai massage and making sat yaeng, or a mattress made of dried leaves of khla (calathea).
Apart from the activities, the village also has a learning centre, which educates the community on global warming. The wooden building was built in 1999 and is octagonal in shape. The ground floor has an open-air exhibition displaying tools used in rice fields because most of the villagers are farmers. There are also fish catching tools such as bamboo traps, as well as wooden boats.
The second floor is segmented into various rooms, including a global warming educational zone displaying environmental issues and how people can be part of the solution by learning how to reuse, recycle and reduce.
The village is about 10km north of Lamphun town. From town, use Highway 106 to the village. Each homestay also provides a pick-up service if told in advance.
Call 083-766-5150 and 081-950-7065.
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Remark: “Star” of accommodation is based by Hotel Association of Thailand. If the accommodation are not listed in Hotel Association, we will use the star which is announced in the websites of accommodation.
Umong Homestay, Umong, Muang Lamphun, Lamphun 51000 Thailand
- Mobile number
+66 (0) 81-950-7065 +66 (0) 83-766-5150
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