Bangkok 6D5N, Day 2 : Chok Chai FarmFriday, August 15, 2014
This is my first time here and gosh, I never knew there’s a farm in Bangkok outskirt. Oh I just discover from our tour guide Peter that there’s many attraction away from Bangkok city that many tourist had not explore!! While I am typing this post, I have visited a few and it is fascinating to visit those places… So stay tune to all my Bangkok travelogue ya!! I am really excited to explore around the farm as most of the time, I visit zoo but never a farm!!
Chok Chai Farm comprised of 8000 acres in land, housing various animal species like cow, sheep, deer, rabbit, ostrich and many more. It is situated in Pak Chong Road which is about 2hours away from Bangkok without traffic jam. Chok Chai Farm is the first daily farm in Southeast Asia that exports cattle to many countries and they also have receive 3 Gold award from Thailand Tourism Award. At Chok Chai Farm, you get to experience feeding animals, watch how the staff train the animal, take care of the animal, watch animal performance and yes, you can learn to milk fresh milk from moo moo cow too!! In addition, learn how to be a Cowboy or Cowgirl twist that gun and release a few shot (on the wooden board not human ya) and ride a horse too! Yee Haa!!
We begin our tour by getting onto the wagon-tractor which it can carry up to 75 peoples at one go for touring the entire farm, which is a brilliant idea for lazy person like me and I don’t think 8000 acres of land would fit into your traveling itinerary …Attraction InformationAttraction Name : Chok Chai Farm (Farm Tour)
Address: 169 Moo 2 Friendship Highway, Nongnamdang, Pakchong, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130 Thailand
Farm Tour Schedule:
Farm Tour Price: 300THB (Adult) | 150 THB (Children) inclusive of visit to Cowboy Town, Kelpie Dog & Sheep Show & Petting Zoo
- Tuesday – Friday : Fixed times are at 10:00 am and 02:00 pm. However tours can be arranged between 09:00-11:40 am and 1:00-03:40 pm every 20 minutes if needed.
- Saturday – Sunday and public holidays : 09:00-11:40 am and 01:00-03:40 pm, every 20 minutes.
- There are no tours on Monday except if it is a Public Holiday
How to go: You can either rent a car and drive to Pak Chong District and look for Chok Chai Farm or book day trip via hotel or tour agency
What to do: Sightseeing, Camping, Milking Cow, Animal Feeding, Visit Cowboy Town, Dining
Official Website: http://www.farmchokchai.com/en/index.html
Contact: 044 328 485
Fax: 044 328 484
Some of the view while we touring on the wagon!!
Currently all the show at Chok Chai farm is conducted in Thai Language, however if you come in a larger group (20pax and up) you can book in advance and request for translator. I highly recommend to book a day tour from the hotel or through online so you can combine with other group and get a translator or book travel packages from travel agency in your country. The first stop is the Cowboy Town where you get to watch Trick Roping act by fellow cowboy!!
We then walk over to the ring leader to grab the perfect spot to watch the cowboy and the excited bull in action!!
More Trick Roping action!!
Also Gun Spinning, I wonder if he even break his finger while training? I know I will..The gun is so freaking heavy! There goes my gun slinging career or so i thought..
You can also purchase coupon to ride horse, play cowboy games, shooting gun and also ATV!!
More pictures of the surrounding!! Efforts are evident as they replicate the wild west in theme of the farm and I wonder where's Doc Brown's hut..
We hop onto the wagon again and tuck tuk tuk we head to the sheep farm where I watch how the Australian Kelpie Dog lead and guide the sheep to where they should go either for feeding or to a truck to transfer to another area. This is really interesting as I did not know the dog is as good as human!! The kelpie dog ushers the sheep to round and gather together so no sheep is left behind!
After which he will keep barking as a instruction for the sheep to walk towards the truck! Impressive!!
Hop onto the wagon again to head to Petting Zoo. This is my favourite stop because we get to play with rabbit, deer and also cow. You can buy some food available at the zoo and feed them. There is also series of performance by these adorable animals.
Right after that we went to visit the Camp Farm where you can actually stay a night or two here!! This is a great place for Team Building, Family Gathering or BBQ trip with bunch of friends!!
Staying here will you give you a chance to get back to nature where all amenities here are build to replicate the nature.
The camp is build inside a private forest with air conditioning provided!! So need not to worry on blazing hot weather!!
If you want to experience nature at its finest, just switch off the air cond and let the serenading breeze of nature sooth the soul. There is in total 50 large boutique tents that can accommodate 2-3 adult size! Staying a night at this camp is entitled for American Breakfast for 2 people per tent.
I absolutely love the unique bath room design!!
You can arrange with the staff to prepare some of the activities for your group like ice-cream workshop using fresh milk from their in house brand “Umm!,,,Milk” and also a tour around the entire Chok Chai Farm.
Attraction InformationAttraction Name : Chok Chai Farm Camp
Address: K.M. 159-160 Moo 2 Friendship Highway, Nongnamdang, Pakchong, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130 Thailand
Camp Stay Rate:
Available Packages: http://www.farmchokchai.com/en/index_content.php?content_id=44
- Weekday: 2800THB/2pax | 1200THB for extra bed
- Weekend: 3500THB/2pax | 1500THB for extra bed
What to do: Sightseeing, Camping, Team Building, Family Gathering, BBQ, Ice Cream making workshop
Tel. 08 4328 8585, 08 9920 6439
After touring the entire morning, we head to Chok Chai Steakhouse for lunch break. Nothing better than having a nice slab of steak prepared using Dry Aging method which naturally soften and enhance the beef flavour.
If steak is not what you looking for, there are plenty of other meat you can order like pork, chicken or even seafood. For full menu & price visit here.
Before we head to visit Temple & Palio, The Little Italy we stop by the milking station!!! Moo Moo we are coming!!! Sadly due to insufficient time I didn’t get to try milking!!
So that's all from me for now as if continue with the Temple visit and beautiful Palio, this post will be super duper long.. So stay tune to my next upcoming post ya!!! Love you guys for reading my long post!! Muackssss…
Bangkok 6D5N Itinerary:
1. Day 1 Grand Mercure Fortune Bangkok Hotel & Asiatique
2. Day 2 Chok Chai Farm
3. Day 2 Sorapong Temple Khorat
4. Day 2 Palio Khao Yai
5. Day 2 Pak Chong Night Market
6. Day 3 Khao Yai Panorama Farm (Mushroom Resort)
7. Day 3: Thongsomboon Club, Pak Chong
This trip is a part of Thailand’s Best Friend Forever Trip sponsored by TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand), Thai Airways & Leisure Travel Magazine. Thank you for all the sponsor for such amazing trip and to all the amazing peoples I met in this trip do keep in touch!!!!