Lanjia Lodge: Hilltribe Discovery

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                                  Lanjia Lodge: Hilltribe Discovery


BANGKOK, May 26/InfoQuest-AsiaNet/ --


   Asian Oasis has been recognized as one of the first travel operators in Thailand realizing the

significance of responsible tourism. It is innovative in producing travel programs that not only

provide unique and fulfilling travel experiences for its clients but also give back to the visited

community and the environment. 


   The company works with villagers to promote sustainable and environmentally friendly

tourism in remote areas, helping to improve their quality of life. Its award-winning community-

based programs at Lisu Lodge and Lahu Outpost in northern Thailand are fine examples of the

success of this vision. 

   As a result, the company expands its program to a new destination. Lanjia, meaning

'peaceful' in Hmong language, is an eco-friendly community-based lodge in Kiew Karn Village,

Chiang Khong District in Chiang Rai Province. The village is currently supported by the

Population and Community Development Association (PDA) under the “Quality of Life

Improvement for the Tribal Communities” project. PDA is one of Thailand's most respected and

diverse non-government organizations whose work covers various aspects of the community

development.


   Nestled on an ever-green hill overlooking the Mekong River and Laos, the village is inhibited

by the peaceful Hmong and Lahu hill tribe villagers. The lodge is located in the village’s area

and constructed carefully to blend in with local architecture and environment. It consists of four

local style thatched cottages. Each features a shared living area and four bedrooms, each

equipped with a private bathroom and basic amenities. 


   The hosts at Lanjia are the proud Hmong and Lahu villagers who will look after visitors and all

activities during their stay. Personally guided by a villager, guests will have an opportunity to

visit the shaman’s house and observe various aspects of Hmong and Lahu cultures.

Contributions from their stay will be used to support community projects that will improve their

living conditions and to preserve their customs and traditions. 


   Additionally, the lodge is only a 20 minutes drive to the border checkpoint of Chiang Khong,

providing visitors who plan to travel to Laos with the most convenient access. Community

based tourism allows travelers to immerse themselves in another culture and connecting people

from different social backgrounds. By treating indigenous people and the environment with

respect, travelers gain memorable travel experiences, support the various cultures and add

another source of incomes to the community.  


   For further information, please contact Asian Oasis Co. Ltd at 



Source: Asian Oasis Co. Ltd.


 


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