Referring to the “enchanting” land like Chiang Mai, it is impossible not to mention the Araksa Tea Garden (Araksa tea plantation, Araksa tea plantation Chiang Mai) – the oldest tea plantation in Chiang Mai. When visiting here, you are not only looking at the lush Araksa Chiang Mai tea garden but also are immersed in the green space and fresh air, savouring the subtle aroma of tea and purifying both soul and body. Visitors will also learn about the tea growing process from the very beginning, be invited to join resident tea pluckers, and watch how the tea leaves are processed according to age-old traditions, then enjoy a cup of delicious tea with a traditional Thai snack.
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Now, let’s join the Araksa Chiang Mai Tea Plantation (Araksa Tea Garden) tour to enjoy yourself in this picturesque natural setting with Living Nomads below.
How to get to Araksa Tea Garden: A guide on how to go to the Araksa Chiang Mai Tea Plantation
Araksa tea plantation is located in Mae Tang district, Chiang Mai, about 70 kms from Chiang Mai’s beautiful center and takes about 1.5 hours to arrive. You can rent a car or taxi here. If you want to experience Chiang Mai’s peaceful and beautiful streets, then you can rent a motorcycle and experience it yourself.
+ Taxi: If you go with a group of about 7 to 10 people, you should travel by taxi. It will take about 3,000 Baht (package price), the price may change from time to time so you should deal with drivers before getting in the car!
+ Car rental: You can ask the hotel to book the car for you and also a fixed price. Normally, visitors planning to travel to Araksa Tea Garden choose to order the Araksa Chiang Mai Tea Plantation Package Tour to be picked up and visit some of the most popular attractions in the journey, and of course the cost will be cheaper than backpacking.
Interesting experiences in Araksa Tea Garden
Visit Araksa Chiang Mai Tea Plantation
Together with the local people, you can have experience of picking fresh tea buds and breathing the sky
Araksa Tea Garden is a beautiful and green tea plantation that specializes in producing high-quality Assam tea, a type of black tea named after the name of India’s largest tea plantation. When you come to Araksa Chiang Mai Tea Hill, you will admire the beauty of the lush tea garden, breathe the fresh air, and learn about the tea process from the beginning. Then you can practice as soon as you learn how to harvest tea leaves from the indigenous people. Aside from that, you can also see the process of making these tea leaves in a special way and finally enjoy a delicious cup of hot Thai tea and traditional Thai snacks.
Learn about the process and method of growing tea
As soon as you arrive at the Araksa Chiang Mai Tea Plantation, you will be greeted by staff who will guide you through the various procedures and methods for growing tea. Then, you will be taken to the tea garden, where you can learn how to pick tea. You will be provided with bamboo baskets for the duration of the tea leaf harvest.
See how to make tea, enjoy hot tea and Thai snacks
At the tea plantation, its staff will show you the art of hand-made tea, from the mixing stage to the tea-drying stage. After the tea is completely dried, it is time to enjoy a cup of delicious tea and sip a bit of delicious snacks.
The Chiang Mai Araksa tea tour only lasts for a day, and when you leave you will have a lot of regrets and misses. But surely this day is so special that whenever you recall it will automatically bring back smile, happiness, peace and you will promise yourself to come back!
Araksa Tea Garden further information
- Location: Araksa Tea Garden, 75 Moo1 Bangchang Maetang Chiangmai 50150, Thailand
- Business hours: 09:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Visit time:
+ In the morning: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
+ In the afternoon: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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