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February 03rd, 2012

Mae Chaem Tiin Chok Festival - Study Excursion, 3-5 February

Mae Chaem Tiin Chok Festival - Study Excursion, 3-5 February0




Mae Chaem Tiin Chok Festival

Study Excursion, 3-5 February

Leader: Dr Linda S. McIntosh


Textile enthusiasts have the opportunity to visit the 19th Mae Chaem Tiin Chok Festival, a local annual event that celebrates the textile heritage of the citizens of Mae Chaem. The festival is named after the ceremonial skirt of the Tai Yuan. Textiles that have entered this year's competition will be on display. There are demonstrations of weaving and other stages of textile production. Other traditional crafts are also demonstrated, such as writing on palm leaf manuscripts. The Tai Yuan are the most populous group in this district, but minority groups, including the Hmong, Lua, and Karen, also reside in the area. The market area sells textiles from the diverse community.
 
Mae Chaem is located southwest of Doi Inthanon, the highest peak of Thailand. The relative isolation of the community provides a peaceful atmosphere where the community works together to preserve traditional life and culture. We will have an opportunity to visit some of the distinct temples of this area.
 
Accommodation for this trip is not luxurious, especially in Mae Chaem, so please be prepared. Before leaving for Mae Chaem, we will get to view part of the famous Flower Parade of Chiang Mai.

Feb 03, 2012            am: Arrive Chiang Mai by own transportation
                                    Lunch
                                    pm: Visit textile related museums, such as BOT
                                    Return to IMM hotel. Dinner and shopping on own.
 
Feb 04, 2012             am: View Flower Parade in front of the hotel.
                                    10.00 Depart for Mae Chaem.
                                    Lunch
                                    pm: Visit the festival grounds and temples.
                                    Dinner. Overnight at Mae Chaem Resort.
 
Feb 05, 2012            am: Mae Chaem
                                    Late morning: Depart for Chiang Mai
                                    Visit Paa Saeng Da Cotton Textile Museum
                                    Lunch
                                    Trip ends in Chiang Mai
 
Price:                         6,000 Baht  per person twin sharing. Single supplement 900 Baht. 

Deadline for booking: January 27, 2012

Price Includes : Admission to museums, land transport by van with English speaking guide, 3 local lunches, 1 dinner and 2 nights accommodation (Twin sharing) with 2 breakfasts.

Price Excludes: Transportation to Chiang Mai and personal expenses.
Numerous airlines fly to Chiang Mai, and there is train and bus service for those who prefer to travel that way. 

For booking and more information, email: textiletours@gmail.com