Kad Sala Village – Countryside Homestay
Kad Sala Village – Countryside Homestay is located in the San Pa Tong area, which is 30km from Chiang Mai airport and easy to reach by local public transport. Our homestay is part of the “Kad Sala Community Enterprise”. If you are interested in local northern Thai culture and nature, this place is for you! It is the perfect place to escape the crowds and experience authentic Thai village life. Our guests are able to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. San Pa Tong has a long history and a rich culture, Our famous products are sticky rice and wood carvings. Kad Sala is a traditional Lanna woodcarving community. Sculptors work to pass on their knowledge and experience to a new generation. Buyers are able to meet the sculptors/sellers directly.
At Kad Sala you can stay in traditional Lanna wooden houses. We have many types of rooms including; backpacker dorms, couples, family and group rooms. All rooms at Kad Sala feature antique wooden furniture and blend the old with the new, fitted with flat screen tv’s, refrigerators and balconies, and a sitting area for your convenience (depending on the room type). There are views of the garden and some rooms that have views of the mountains. Private and shared rooms have bathrooms with a bidet. We provide slippers and free toiletries. There are local restaurants and a shared kitchen on the property. We also provide free wi-fi and free private parking.
The Kad Sala community provides projects to support and improve our village and local area. We hope to pass down our wood carving knowledge to our own young people and also to others who are interested in our community. We have an English class program that foreign volunteers from all over the world come to take part in where they exchange cultures and teach English to the local people.
For 10 baht a day you can hire bicycles to explore the area which is popular for cycling. In about 40 minutes you can reach Chiang Mai Grand Canyon. If you rent an air-conditioned room from us, you can get a free tour. We can guide you around the local area, visiting many interesting places. We are able to arrange other outdoor tours including playing with elephants at Mae Wang elephant camp (900 baht including lunch). In addition, local hikes can be organized. We can arrange many different activities for our guests including Thai massage sessions and classes, yoga, Thai meditation at a local temple, Thai boxing class, and wood carving classes. All the classes are taught by local people. By participating in these activities you will be directly supporting in the development of our community.