The village has developed a lot in recent years, you will now find grocery stores, cafes, all kinds of small shops, a super nice school, a health center, a small hospital,... It is next to a a small town (Li) where you can find everything you need.
This village is Huay Tom
The Village in a few facts
The Royal Project: Ban Phra Bat Huay Tom
Following the visit of King Bhumibhol in 1978, the village benefits from a project aimed at supporting the traditional and cultural activities of ethnic minorities. This project has allowed the development of the work of silver jewelry, weaving and the cultivation of many vegetables, fruit trees, flowers and herbs.
All Karen women weave. Even today they are very faithful to this traditional garment that they make themselves.
The village school is very large, it has three large main buildings, football pitches and huge green spaces.
Essential, it punctuates the life of the village and its inhabitants who often carry out together the plantations, harvests, sales, etc.
The Buddhist Temple
You will find two sacred temples in the village, one of which has made the village famous throughout Thailand, with jewelry making of course.
The most impressive is the Phra Mahathat Chedi Sri Wiang Chai, all covered in gold dedicated to the Kruba (venerated monk) Sri Wiang Chai.
Pilgrims come from all over Thailand to pray and make offerings.
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