Khu Bua Local Community remains as bustling and vibrant as it was in the olden days because the locals actively engage in tourism management and warmly welcome tourists. Not only do they offer community sourced agricultural produce, food and products at friendly prices, they also regularly gather to perform “Paslop Dance” and invite tourists to join in the fun. The market traders also converse in Thai-Yuan language and wear Thai-Yuan costume or Sinh Tin Chok (raised Sinh), made from the unique Chiang Saen fabric. Visitors will have the opportunity to try on local costumes and mingle with the local community as well as shopping for delicious food before arranging themselves in a seated circle and enjoying their culinary purchases Khan Tok style (Northern Thai dishes served on a pedestal tray) and watching some impressive folk performances.
Beyond the market, tourists can pay homage to Phra Phuttha Siri Suvarnabhumi and admire the Vihara decorated with Dvaravati art in Wat Khlong Suwan Khiri. Further inside, “Chipatha Phan Sathan Baan Khu Bua” exhibits artifacts from the Dvaravati era, the local wisdom of Sihn Tin Chok fabric weaving, and the Thai-Yuan lifestyle that has successfully integrated sufficiency economy principles into their daily life.
With continued cooperation from the locals, the Khu Bua Local Community has been established to disseminate a positive identity to tourists and encourage them to take part in a shared cultural experience. The vendors at the market here unanimously opt for food containers which cause the least damage to the environment, leaving a good impression on visitors. Visitors can play their part by bringing ta cloth bag or basket with them on their shopping trip and reducing unnecessary waste which can damage the surroundings.