This weekend I went on a two-day media trip to Pak Chong in Nakhon Ratchasima. Our first stop was just over two hours northeast of Bangkok. The theme of the trip was “Healthy and Wellness”. So, a mixture of organic farms & spas. Click here for a live google map.
Date of trip: 22-23 September 2018
Our first stop in Pak Chong district was at Khao Yai Panorama Farm. Here they cultivate ten different kinds of mushrooms. You can join farm tours from 40B-80B where you learn how they grow the mushrooms. You can also taste various mushroom by-products.
At Khao Yai Panorama Farm they have a restaurant with mushrooms in most dishes such as Seven Mushroom Drink, Crispy Mushrooms, Dried Mushrooms, Mushroom Ice Cream & Tom Yum Mushrooms. There’s also a resort with mushroom shaped rooms. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Jjm38GpUVa52
Our lunch today is at Banmaichaynam Resort & Restaurant in Pak Chong in Nakhon Ratchasima. This is an amazing place alongside a river. It’s a combination of restaurant & a museum of old artifacts. Really nicely decorated with multiple zones. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/bHQHUQXjZZz
This afternoon we visited Khao Yai Farm Village in Pak Chong. You can go on a farm tour & join workshops. They also have sheep & rabbits which the youngsters can feed. Entrance is 100B and then you pay for the activities you want to join. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/b1RBLVpjNxk
Tonight I’m staying at My Ozone Khao Yai in Pak Chong District of Nakhon Ratchasima. The emphasis here is on health and wellness. I’m staying in a two-bedroom villa with a private pool. About 10,000 Baht a night. Looks very comfortable. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/WpPeerExBFE2
DAY TWO: Good morning from Pak Chong in Nakhon Ratchasima. A glorious morning. A lovely temperature of only 25°C and a wonderful blue sky. There’s even an early morning mist.
Our resort is built like a fairy tale castle complete with towers. The rooms here were fully booked & so we stayed in the villas which had their own swimming pools. All very nice and comfortable. Though for a health and wellness hotel, I was a little disappointed about breakfast.
Our first stop this morning in Pak Chong was at the Birder’s Lodge Farmer’s Market. As the name suggests, you can buy local organic produce direct from the farms. The barn they are housed in is really beautiful. Open from Fri-Sun, 9am-6pm. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/3EcsZtVCP9t
Lunch today was at Green Oak Bistro at Escape Khao Yai in Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima. We learned about how they grow organic vegetables to use in their own restaurant. The concept is “Farm to Table”. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/fvDadX2RojH2
That’s a wrap on my short weekend trip to the Pak Chong/Khao Yai area of Nakhon Ratchasima. I hope you enjoyed my pictures and I’ve inspired you to visit. Click here for a map of the places that we visited: https://www.google.com/maps/placelists/list/125rD3X6CEawREQRP_JITxd-UyKw?hl=en