From Swamp and Rocks to a Fruit Forest blog

06:38pm, Friday 17 September 2021

From swamp and rocks to a fruit forest When we bought the land people scoffed - what are you going to do with a swamp? I said the water might be useful in the future. I had realised the land was special when I noticed nearby ponds of turquoise water and both my husband Surin and I felt its magnetic pull the first time we went there. It was around New Year 2006 when we explored it for the first ...more

Ayurvedic retreat at Faasai Resort and Spa blog

07:18pm, Wednesday 8 April 2020

Ayurveda is an ancient healing tradition which originated in India more than 5000 years ago. It has influenced many other traditions including the ancient Greek, Chinese and Thai. It is holistic - encompassing medicine, nourishment, yoga, massage, spirituality and self-knowledge - and in Sanskrit means science of life. Not long after we bought the land where we built Faasai we met Mani ...more

Sufficiency Economy Learning Centre: Showcasing a 26-year old fruit forest in Chanthaburi blog

10:56pm, Monday 16 September 2019

There are generally two reasons why Thai farmers embrace organics - one is health and the other is economics. For 73 year old Kumnung Chanthasit it was the latter. He had farmed the same plot of land in Tha Mai, Chanthaburi since boyhood. Despite the rich volcanic soil, he found himself sinking deeper and deeper into debt as he struggled to pay for the fertilisers and pesticides he thought he ...more

Explore Chanthaburi history at Wat Phlap blog

09:56pm, Thursday 12 September 2019

Chanthaburi is full of historic interest. It is an ancient trading port going back many centuries and one of the earliest places where the Teochew Chinese people who came to Thailand settled. Wat Phlap at Tambon Bang Kacha, in the southwest of Chanthaburi city, is one of the historic treasures of Thailand. It dates back to the Ayutthaya period and there is a beautiful stupa there, more than ...more

Chanthaburi - Gemstone capital of the world

Kung Wiman beach - a bay in heaven

Resort of the Year 2018 for Chanthaburi

Introducing our guests to the richness of nature

A chance to experience nature tourism and pick exotic fruit in Thailand's fruit capital

Two night nature spa package $99

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