Buffalo Village in Suphanburi

On weekends I like to explore the provinces neighboring Bangkok. I thought I have been to everywhere and one day my friend, whose mom come from Supanburi, asked me of I had been there. Since I have never visited this province before, I went there last weekend to explore the beautiful province. I truly recommend you to do the same. Now if anyone asks me, I can say: “Yes, I have been there!” 🙂

I wanted to visit two main attractions which are Chawak Lake(บึงฉวาก) and Buffalo village, but I did not have enough time to go to both places since I did not want to stay over night and I woke up late on Sunday so I arrived the town in the late afternoon already, I only visited the Buffalo Village (หมู่บ้านอนุรักษ์ควายไทย) aka Baan Kwaai (บ้านควาย).


The buffalo village features the rural lifestyle in the central region such as Thai farmer villages, rice-threshing ground water, buffalo ranch. I met the owner who is a very kind old Thai man in his 70s, he said that Buffalo Village has been initiated with the purpose of supporting Eco Tourism and cultural heritage in Thailand.

Thai farmers used buffaloes to do rice farming since before the time of the Kingdom of Sukhothai.   In the past Water Buffalo (Thai: ควาย kwaai) was unthinkable to be slaughtered  for meat. Farmers would look after the animal until it died. They would also keep the horns of the buffalo as a kind of memento.  These days it is more convenient and fast to use machines, so the importance of buffalo has been slowly forgotten,  that is why he created the Buffalo Village. His aim not only to raise awareness of the important role the buffaloes have played, but also to help conserve the dwindling breeding stock.

This uncle saw me wondering around so he introduced me to this five-leg buffalo. The buffalo is 19 years old.

The main attraction here are the daily buffalo shows which last about 30 minutes. The shows are at 11 a.m and 3 p.m. during the week and 11 a.m., 2.30 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the weekend. Unfortunately, I arrived there too late to see the show (See photos of buffalo show here). Yet I enjoyed strolling around the place, the area is very pleasant decorated with big green trees and beautiful gardens. Other highlights of the Buffalo Village is the group of traditional Thai style houses. There are resorts available for those who wish to stay.

 

inside the central Thai style house.

I like this old Thai-style dressing table:)

There are other animals here as well. I saw this group of deer, a bear, ostriches, and different kinds of birds.

I also stopped at “Museum of the Descendants of the Dragon”, another latest major tourist attractions tn Suphanburi Province.

 

Buffalo Village is located at Sri Prachant District, Suphanburi Province which is approximately 169 kms from Bangkok. My impression of this province is it’s cleanliness and nice people. I will see more of what this lovely province has to offer next time for sure:)

 

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40 Responses to Buffalo Village in Suphanburi

  1. david 12/09/2012 at 20:27 #

    I could tell by the words you use that’s all. I’m from Chicago. Enjoy S.E Asia livin 🙂 I’ll be there one day too

    • matmarkserngh 12/09/2012 at 21:38 #

      haha…. well you just gotta come here… nice meetin somebody from the states ( most people in malaysia and thai are from russia and uk). the people here are just awesome…. but one thing though, youre gonna be broke if you don’t bring a lot of money(if you know what i mean) ;)…. and sorry bout earlier, im not in good terms with aussies( they can be such a fuss). i mean they come to SEA and tell the people here bout gold coast, i mean who wants to know bout the gold coast. we got krabi, koh samui, james bond island, and in malaysia kelantan, penang…. hmmm who wouldve known… we’ll be waitin for you 🙂

      • david 21/09/2012 at 03:34 #

        no hard feelings friend. enjoy your time there. I’m bankin my USD right now. Would like to cash out of here but maintain citizenship somehow. I have enough to live well there and being under 40 still enough time to have some good years left in me to enjoy life. Although I imagine by the time i have enough funds to ‘cash out” I’ll be closer to 45. Whatever. Chuck Norris. Take care friend. 🙂 Or as Mod taught us …. Wan hai sa-nuk na 🙂

  2. mikeyokeydokey 05/09/2012 at 13:56 #

    such a pretty gal. shame u havent married yet.. such a damn shame

    • david 05/09/2012 at 21:39 #

      Let her be….thats a pretty personal matter mate.

      • matmarkserngh 07/09/2012 at 12:33 #

        i dont want to be a schmuck “mate”, but in our culture marryin’ is a very respected thing. all im sayin is if she got married then id be happy for her and her husband. i’d even go for the wedding. and khru mod, may you live and be happy to see ur ur cute lil grandkids..

        • david 09/09/2012 at 02:03 #

          Are you from the states? You sound like you’re from the south

          • matmarkserngh 12/09/2012 at 11:16 #

            born in alabama partner… but staying in malaysia now… why’d you ask?

  3. skylight 05/09/2012 at 11:07 #

    I like the way you put things into words. It’s simple and understandable. Keep up the same spirit…:)

  4. david 05/09/2012 at 10:27 #

    You do such interesting things 🙂

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