The Village of Baan Pa Ao near Ubon Ratchathani

Ubon Ratchathani, a province located in the northeastern region of Thailand, is known for its rich cultural heritage and scenic beauty. The Village of Baan Pa Ao is a hidden gem. It often gets overshadowed by more popular tourist destinations in the country. However, for expats and tourists seeking an authentic and immersive experience, Ubon Ratchathani offers a unique opportunity to explore the true essence of Thai culture. One of the prime attractions in the province is Baan Pa Ao, a cultural village that showcases the traditions and way of life of the local community.

Location of the Village of Baan Pa Ao

The Village of Baan Pa Ao small village located about 20 km from Ubon. You must drive on highway 23 and at the marker 273km, you will have to turn and make another 3 or 4 kilometers. This village is famous for making brassware.

Once you left highway 23, you will have to cross the village, with many turning left and right. Do not desperate! The trip worths it.

Brassware like they did 4,000 years ago

The technique used by the village of Ban Pa Ao is similar to what parts of Thailand. They have been doing for 4,000 years. The village of Ban Pa Ao has been recognized in the OTOP program. OTOP means = One tambon, one product. Their skills to make these objects goes back to at least 5 generations.

We were lucky enough to meet some villagers and see how the work and make brassware and bronze. We bought few items at the learning center about bronzeware. At this place, you can see people doing these object manually. Just to make a bell, you can have more than 17 steps.

Songkran in Baan Pa Ao in 2012

Hospitality and real village preserved in time

As visitors enter Baan Pa Ao, they are greeted by the warm hospitality and genuine smiles of the locals. The village is beautifully preserved, with traditional wooden houses, lush greenery, and intricate architectural details. The first thing that strikes the visitors is the peaceful and serene atmosphere. It is far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life.

According to the tourism authority of Thailand, that village is over 200 years old. We only stay one or two hours but it was really a nice trip.

By preserving the traditional way of life, Baan Pa Ao offers an authentic cultural experience. All that is cherished by both the local community and visitors. The village serves as a reminder of the importance of safeguarding cultural heritage in a fast-paced and evolving world. Through responsible tourism practices and community involvement, Baan Pa Ao sets an example for sustainable tourism and showcases the true beauty of Ubon Ratchathani’s rich cultural heritage.

If you don’t have time to visit the village of Ban Pa Ao, you can see some of the work in the ninth room of the Ubon Ratchatani National Museum.

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