Meet Thailand’s villages, virtually

Explore hidden finds beyond its big cities

Thailand’s best-kept secrets

There’s so much yet to be explored in the Kingdom of Smiles. Tucked away in Thailand’s hidden villages are skilled silversmiths, masterful weavers and friendly fishermen, often just a stone’s throw away from popular attractions nearby.

Airbnb has partnered with the Community Development Department of Thailand to bring you one step closer to these cultural villages. Meet the stewards of these lesser-known communities and experience their unique way of life, now on Airbnb Online Experiences.

There’s so much yet to be explored in the Kingdom of Smiles. Tucked away in Thailand’s hidden villages are skilled silversmiths, masterful weavers and friendly fishermen, often just a stone’s throw away from popular attractions nearby.

Airbnb has partnered with the Community Development Department of Thailand to bring you one step closer to these cultural villages. Meet the stewards of these lesser-known communities and experience their unique way of life, now on Airbnb Online Experiences.

Embark on an adventure with Airbnb Online Experiences as you follow your hosts down the road less travelled. From the northern hills of Loei to off-the-beaten-path destinations just outside Bangkok, you’ll experience everyday Thai village life and the ancient tales its communities have to tell.
Meet local artisans and learn the secrets of their handicraft passed down through generations from hosts like Mae, Wipa, Aea and Sunshine. Whether it be moulding clay pottery, weaving baskets or silver making, our hosts will help you discover a plethora of heritage trades and traditions you’ve never known.
If you’ve ever dreamed of a life by the ocean, look no further - you can now experience coastal living virtually with hosts Buay, Sakaowrat and Nuch. Discover a local fisherman’s way of life and learn the wisdom of the local villagers, and how they conserve and care for their beautiful natural surrounds.

What our guests say

“This was an interesting way to 'travel' from home. We got to see a part of Thailand that probably few do. I liked that it showed the traditional way of life - it left me wishing I were there and could try the food, not just look at it.”

- Annette, California, USA

“This was an interesting way to 'travel' from home. We got to see a part of Thailand that probably few do. I liked that it showed the traditional way of life - it left me wishing I were there and could try the food, not just look at it.”

- Annette, California, USA

“I really enjoyed how Mae presented the experience! Her video was great and made it feel like we were in the pottery village in Chiang Mai right with her and the villagers, and I love how she showed a side of Thailand that is rarely shown.”

- Michael, New York, USA

“I really enjoyed how Mae presented the experience! Her video was great and made it feel like we were in the pottery village in Chiang Mai right with her and the villagers, and I love how she showed a side of Thailand that is rarely shown.”

- Michael, New York, USA

“Highly recommend for those who miss Thailand, especially those who love visiting unknown small villages. Would like to visit Wipa’s village and stay in her homestay for sure when the COVID-19 situation gets better.”

- Kelly, Busan, South Korea

“Highly recommend for those who miss Thailand, especially those who love visiting unknown small villages. Would like to visit Wipa’s village and stay in her homestay for sure when the COVID-19 situation gets better.”

- Kelly, Busan, South Korea

All Experiences

ONLINE
Nong Phai
Caminhada ao pôr do sol com uma geóloga
ESGOTADO
Chiang Mai
Faça uma bebida Longan e conheça a vida dos moradores locais
ESGOTADO
Udon Thani
Visite a aldeia tailandesa escondida

Community Development Department of Thailand

The Community Development Department under Thailand's Ministry of Interior aims to improve the quality of lives of local communities and strengthen the grassroots economy across Thailand.

Community Development Department of Thailand

The Community Development Department under Thailand's Ministry of Interior aims to improve the quality of lives of local communities and strengthen the grassroots economy across Thailand.