His Majesty the King’s Sufficiency Economy Learning Center, Chiang Mai
The center was established in 2001 with the vision “Espouse the philosophy, follow step-by-step, teach how to be self-dependable” which means firstly one should rely on His Majesty the King’s philosophy of Sufficiency Economy in everyday life in order to ameliorate the quality of life and promote well-being. Then, one should follow the philosophy step-by-step as follows:
- Basic Implementation of Sufficiency Economy seeks to achieve the fact that one can be self-sufficient and depend on oneself with honesty and integrity
- Progressive Implementation of Sufficiency Economy seeks to attain the fact that people can be inter-dependable – people can exchange, cooperate, help each other in order that they can group for mutual benefits and gain social sustainability.
- When everyone follows the above-mentioned rules, they can acquire immunity against the risk factors so as to be accomplished. This will lead to the true self-sufficiency and sustainable development of the society.
- The center emphasizes the importance of His Majesty the King’s concept and promotes that use for resources and local wisdom according to edutainment for children, youths and the public. It consists of many zones such as exhibition zone, education activities such as rice field, animal farming, fruit and vegetables, mushroom growing, farm accounts, pig farming and art and craft zone such as weaving, basketry, carving, and painting mulberry paper.
In addition to education, the center provides several services such as tourism service to help those who are interested in the philosophy study more on the subject and engage in the activities such as shows featuring how to plough and to transplant seedlings, smart dogs and smart buffaloes held by the North center in collaboration with Lanna’s local activity club. Another service of the center is to provide room for various occasions such as meeting, seminar on group relations of organizations, every types of events – Khantoke nights, Lanna-style art performances, events for launching sky lanterns and many others.
The center is located in Ban Mae Sa, Tambon Mae Sa, Amphoe Mae Rim, possessing approximately 100 rai. Open every day from 08.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Admission fee only 10 baht and visit plus activity fee only 40 baht. g.