We have now been staying here at Taraburi for several weeks but we just returned from three days stay at a little mountain village about 50 Km from Chiang Mai called Baan Mae Kampong. The village of Baan Mae Kampong is part of a network called CBT (Community Based Tourism). The CBT locations provide homestay for tourists who come to learn about the local culture and also be able to participate in some local activities if desired. For our stay at Mae Kampong we stayed with a family and were provided with a guide daily who showed us various points of interest in the community.
Baan Mae Kampong is located east of Chiang Mai in the mountains at an elevation of about 1300 meters. They have been cultivating, harvesting and producing tea and tea products for generations. More recently they have begun cultivating, harvesting and processing coffee.