Away from all the hustle and bustle of Chiang Mai city come and experience the unique and authentic lifestyle of a Thai villager, which provides a chance to interact with the extremely friendly locals and help a charity fund the education of Children
Children and Youth Development Association (CYDA) is a charity organisation operating in Chiang Mai, with a main purpose of supporting disadvantaged children and improving their quality of life. CYDA wants to give the children the opportunity to receive higher education, learn about agriculture, ecology and environment conservation, as well as striving to promote Thai culture and traditions.
The CYDA GuestHouse has been developed to provide an insight into the everyday life of a Thai rural village. Our guests get to mix with the local community and visit the amazing temples nearby without a tourist in sight.
The GuestHouse provides traditional home cooked Thai cuisine with fresh ingredients from our organic farm, whilst also providing a real insight into Thai culture in a way that you wouldn't experience anywhere else in Chang Mai.
CYDA aims to work with the local community to provide an authentic and memorable experience for all of our guests. All proceeds from the GuestHouse go towards CYDA's charity programmes.
Based around 20-25 minutes from Chiang Mai city center, CYDA's GuestHouse is located in a village located in the Sarapee District. Although away from the tourists and the hustle and bustle of Chiang Mai, the GuestHouse is still within close proximity to all the major tourists attractions that surround the Chiang Mai area.
The main GuestHouse is built as a typical traditional stilt Thai home; it has two rooms available for our guests which can hold a maximum of four people in each room. The floors and ceiling are fitted with hand made woven teak and the rooms are decorated with handicrafts made by the local villagers. There is also a balcony with a garden view where our guests can relax with a cold drink.
Downstairs we have a communal area where our guests eat and can purchase drinks. We also have table tennis, darts and other games available for our guests to past the time when they are not doing other activities. Feel free to chill out in this area along with our two dogs and cat, who have also made CYDA their home.
Interaction with guests
Experience the life of a Thai villager, which also provides a chance to interact with the extremely friendly locals. The locals and the young people who live at CYDA often come and interact with new guests, which also provides an opportunity for them to practice their English.
Other things to note
If you want a holiday that involves late night parties and bars there are more suitable places in the Chiang Mai city center. However, if you are looking to experience a mixture of a traditional lifestyle with adventure in a rural setting, and at the same time help a local community, then CYDA is the perfect choice. Come join us at the CYDA GuestHouse and experience this unique and authentic opportunity.
All income from the GuestHouse will support CYDA program costs.
Smoking in designated areas only.
No drinks from outside.