Family fun at Jim Thompson Farm
The Jim Thompson Farm Tour 2016, a yearly family event, is once again set to put smiles on the faces of both young and old.
It will be open to visitors from 9am-5pm daily, starting this Saturday to Jan 8 next year. Like every year, visitors can expect a complete entertainment package, filled with both leisure and educational activities at Jim Thompson Farm in Pak Thong Chai district, Nakhon Ratchasima province.
This year, the annual farm tour brings to light an activity themed "Kak-Ta-Ta!, Phrae-E-Pho!" ("The Miracle of Checked Loincloth") to broaden visitors' experience of phrae-e-pho, a multifunctional Thai loincloth that is inseparable from local Isan ways of life.
The tour will feature a selection of on-site attractions, including the landmark cosmos field, the giant pumpkin patch and the vibrant flower fields. Besides an education in Isan traditions and culture, visitors can also shop amid an exclusive selection of top-quality produce and souvenirs from the farm. A good time to catch up on your Christmas and New Year shopping.
Sprawled on 960,000m² or a 600 rai plot of land are the five featured attractions of The Jim Thompson Farm Tour 2016, including Field of Cosmos and "U-Pick" Organic Vegetable Garden, Pumpkin Patch and Colourful Flower Fields, Isan Village, Jim Village and Jim Market.
An agricultural tourist destination committed to sustainable conservation and Isan wisdom and heritage, visitors can expect to be entertained from the get-go as they first feast their eyes on an expanse of stunning pink cosmos.
At the entrance, "punta" loincloths are aligned in such a manner that they seem to usher visitors to go deeper into the farm. A short distance away, you get to pluck organic cherry tomatoes right from their U-Pick Garden. Refreshments can be purchased at the food court next door, before catching the shuttle car to the next stop.
You then descend on a panoramic view of the Phrayaprab Hills and Lam Samlai Reservoir. Photo opportunities arise as one sets their eyes on picturesque fields of radiant flowers in full bloom. This is made possible by the fact that over 5,000 rose shrubs, a sunflower field and more are housed here.
Photo enthusiasts take note: the maze of loincloths provides a 360-degree high-angle view of the flower fields. Another spot worth checking out is their magnificent fountain courtyard, dressed aptly with wind wheels of brightly coloured loincloths. The signature scene at the Jim Thompson Farm is a pumpkin patch corner which should not be missed.
There is also the Isan village to check out next, where people can try their hands at weaving. There will also be a unique loincloth castle, a regal structure wrapped in Thai loincloth in a golden rice field motif, and more.
At the Jim Village, visitors get to explore the unique silk production processes, from silk reeling and yarn dyeing to weaving and fabric printing. When you reach the Jim Market, the final stop, you get to pluck hydroponic vegetables and shop. There is a wide variety of farm related gifts: fresh, organic fruit and vegetables, potted plants, silk and cotton fabrics, Thai loincloths and many more items that will catch your eye.
Call 02-762-2566, 085-660-7336 or 044-373-116 or visit www.jimthompsonfarm.com or www.facebook.com/JimThompsonFarm.