Stroll through the Nakhon Nayok Countryside and then traverse through paddy fields on an ox-cart to experience Thai culture!
Enter the Nakhon Nayok Province that is situated at the north-east of Bangkok where you will marvel at the Thai culture and customs by visiting places where locals tend to congregate and interacting with the local Thai people. Your journey begins with a visit to the morning market where you will observe an abundance of stalls selling a wide array of goods and locals and other foreign travellers purchasing goods from the vendors. Feel the bustling atmosphere of the market with the cacophony of sounds as people interact with one another and the smell of foods that lingers in the air as you stroll through the market.
Explore the vast expanse of paddy fields on a ox-cart ride that is generally used as a mode of transportation by people in the rural areas of Bangkok where you will gain some insight on the cultivation of rice using the majestic ox for ploughing the land. Furthermore, you may even have a chance to get down and dirty by working with the farmers on some farming activities depending on the season of the crops. Your next stop would be to the fruit plantations where you will have the opportunity to gaze at the tropical fruit that thrive on the fertile lands such as durian, papaya and jackfruit being grown.
Master the art of cooking Thai food by joining a cooking class to make some of the best local dishes such as the Som Tam (Papaya Salad), Pad Thai (Stir Fried Thai Noodle with Prawns), Kai Pad Med Ma Muang (Stir Fried Chicken with Cashew Nuts) and Gaeng Kiew Wan Gai (Green Curry with Chicken). Enjoy a sumptuous lunch to quench your cravings for some delicious Thai cuisine after the cooking class.
Before heading back to the hotel, you will take a stop to the royal agricultural project at the Khun Dan Prakan Chon Dam that is located about 20 kilometers north of the city of Nakhon Nayok to admire the impressive panoramic view of the lake whilst standing on the concrete dam that is more than 90 meters high and more than 2000 meters long. The water that flows through the Khun Dan Prakan Chon Dam comes from the Haew Narok Waterfall, which greatly impacted the people residing within the region as the dam provide ample of supply to these communities for agriculture.