English training at Muang Pon

English training at Muang Pon

English training has been conducted in Muang Pon included a focus on agriculture, explaining the agricultural cycle, explaining important crops and planted and wild foods. Content depended on their roles. Homestay hosts received focused training on interpreting food and home. Local tour guides received training to explain local crops, the rice cycle, the community’s history … Continue reading

UN project redefines village tourism

UN project redefines village tourism

December 3, 2012 by Rapeepat Mantanarat MAE HONG SON, 3 December 2012: Reflecting the ethnic diversity of Mae Hong Son in the northwestern corner of Thailand, two villages, Muang Pon a Tai Yai community in Khun Yuam district and Muang Pam a Karen community in Pang Ma Pha district, were selected by the United Nations for a … Continue reading

Learning to live simply in the highlands

Learning to live simply in the highlands

December 11, 2012 by Rapeepat Mantanarat MAE HONG SON, 11 December 2012: If Muang Pon, a Tai Yai community featured in our last issue, is an example of a cultural encounter with questions about how traditions should be handed down in order to survive; then Muang Pam illustrates the simple life of highland people where humans and … Continue reading

Pilot Tour Program to visit Muang Pon and Muang Paem

Pilot Tour Program to visit Muang Pon and Muang Paem

Pilot Tour Program to visit Muang Pon, Khun Yuam district & Muang Paem, Pang Ma Pa district, Mae Hong Son Province. 12-16th November, 2012   Monday 12th November, 2012 – Welcome to Muang Pon 09.00              Meet at Mae Hong Son Provincial Office of Tourism and Sports* (at the old Town Hall) and depart for Muang … Continue reading

Mae Hong Son pilots green map

Mae Hong Son pilots green map

BANGKOK, 28 August 2012: As a part of the United Nations’ holistic mission to improve living standards of communities in Mae Hong Son province, a green map project that supports local communities and environment friendly businesses was officially introduced last week. Mae Hong Son Green Map is designed for independent travellers who want to explore … Continue reading