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Hard to See the Weavers at Work

Ban Buthom is a village 14 to 15 kilometers east of Surin on the highway to Sisaket. In this day... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2016
David B
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Rayong, Thailand
meh

Perhaps it was the season, but there was very little activity apparent in this village. A huge... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2015
cminchina
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Canada
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18 Nov 2017
“Not Worth a Separate Visit”
5 Apr 2017
“Not Worth a Visit”
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Ban Buthom Basketry Village is about 25 km from Surin on the highway to Sisaket. Unless you are travelling to Sisaket or somewhere else in this general direction, Ban Buthom Basketry Village is not worth the time or trouble of a visit. The so-called "Village"...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is the fifth time I have stopped at Ban Buthom, which promotes itself as a basket weaving village. That will be the last time I waste my time. I have never seen any basket weaving activity and the only things to see are two...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank David B
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Ban Buthom is a village 14 to 15 kilometers east of Surin on the highway to Sisaket. In this day of automated assembly and instant plastic moulding of so many household appliances and utensils, it is reassuring to know that somewhere people still craft things...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank David B
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Perhaps it was the season, but there was very little activity apparent in this village. A huge shop with a small selection of (rather expensive) baskets, and a few people in the nearby village. There was plenty of evidence of the materials for weaving, so...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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