CHIANG MAI, Thailand – Is there life after tobacco?
In Chiang Mai, Thailand, a 60-year-old tobacco processing estate was converted into a tourist destination that conserves the area while promoting sustainable tourism.
Kaomai Estate 1955 includes a museum, a cafe, a tea house, and a restaurant – all designed and converted from what used to be the estate’s tobacco drying barns. The place caters to tourists interested in its lush surroundings and architectural and natural heritage.
The estate received the 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation under the New Design in Heritage Contexts category.
Check out what Kaomai Estate 1955 has to offer in this short video. – Rappler.com
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