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Monday - SundayOperating time: 09.00 - 18.00
Category : Animal camps and shows, Village, Community
Attraction Details :
Baan Kwai is a place where Central Thai cultures are gathered on a 40-acre land divided into many parts such as the farmers' village showing an ordinary lifestyle with a field to thresh rice, a buffalo corral, and a central Thai style house. Visitors will see the real traditional lifestyle and interesting activities like doing rice farming using buffalos and other old equipments. There are a model land divided into parts for agriculture as King Rama IX's idea, a butterfly garden, an orchid garden, a famers' village and an herb garden. Each house has activities for those who are interested in participating, for example, traditional Thai medicine, Thai massage, Thai herb usage, and astrology. A souvenir shop is located at the entrance.
“Baan Kwai – Suphan Buri” has been created to support conservative tourism of Thai cultures. It was officially opened on 16th March 2002. In the opening ceremony, there were handicrafts of One Tambon One Product project sold and interesting activities such as, Beautiful Buffalo Contest, a buffalo show and Buffalo Racing.
Baan Kwai has a field for a buffalo show on Monday – Friday. There are two shows at 11.00 and 15.00. For Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, the shows are at 11.00, 14.30, and 16.00.
Moreover, there are also activities for students and those who are interested, for instance, “Traditional Thai Lifestyle” where there will be a lecture about rice, farmers, buffalos, and a ritual concerning rice. Participants will also get to do the real activities of doing rice farming and will be taught about how to control a buffalo when doing rice farming such as riding on a buffalo, turning left and right.
Baan Kwai opens daily 9.00-18.00
Admission Fee for Thai: adults 20 baht and children 10 baht. Foreigners: adults 150 baht and children 100 baht.
For more information, contact Bangkok Metropolitan Administration tel. 0 2270 0395-7 or Suphan Buri Office tel. 0 3558 1668. You can also visit www.buffalovillages.com.