Prem Tinsulanonda International School G4
G4 students enjoyed two days considering how the local environment contributes to the local economy, as part of their unit of inquiry.
The group travelled along the River Ping, while considering the natural resources the river has provided throughout history that have helped to make Chiang Mai an attractive place to settle and to trade.
The group traced the development of trade over the centuries with a visit to the Bank of Thailand Museum and were amazed to learn that beautifully woven cloth was once a form of currency.
The group experienced shopping for local ingredients in the fresh market before cooking them for their evening dinner.
The next day, the group thought about the local industries that generate income in Chiang Mai today. They researched local silk, silver, celadon and saa paper to learn the story from raw material to finished product and found out about the present day customers.
All of this as well as sleeping in tents and looking at the stars made a truly memorable camp.