Ban Nam Dee Homestay
Luang Namtha District & Province, Laos
the Community Based Tourism "CBT"
       
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Community Based Tourism Resources
Natural Tourism Resources
Community Based Tourism Resources in Nam Dee-Homestay in Ban Nam DeeForest Resources.Available in the top of the villages is surrounded by the forest area with the domination of hill evergreen forest; the area has a high diversity of tree species. This community forest serves as a source of non-timber forest products and campsite for ecotourism.
Nam Dee Waterfall. There is one small waterfall originated from the natural stream in Ban Nam Dee.  The area around the waterfall offers good facilities, like a small handicraft shop managed by the villagers; toilets and a house for picnics.
Cultural Tourism Resources
Culture and Way of Life. Ban Nam Dee is Lao Huay (Lanten) that still keeps their traditional culture and way of life; it possesses a unique Northern Laos culture. They have their own traditional customs that major tourism attraction.

Bamboo and Mulberry Bark Paper. The Lanten make a durable paper out of bamboo that Luang Namtha Homestay-Lanten Peoplewas traditionally used to record ancient religious texts and legends. This rough brown parchment is made from finely pounded bamboo pulp that is thinly spread across a large sheet of cotton and then dried in the sun. The paper is still used for its traditional purposes, and is also now made into photo albums, journals and lamp shades, some accented with the Lanten script. Upon entering a Lanten home, one will notice a small spirit altar on the wall near the middle of the house that may have bits of bamboo or mulberry bark paper hanging from it. This paper, like other ritual items, should not be disturbed by anyone expect the owners of the house or a shaman that is invited to perform certain ceremonies associated with it. The best time to see bamboo paper making is during the months of January-March.

Lanten-Nam Dee HomestayEmbroidery. Most of Luang Namtha’s ethnic groups embroider patterns based on the natural or mystical world into their traditional clothing using cotton or silk thread. The fine needlework seen on an authentic Yao woman’s colorful pants, tunic and turban may take her up to one year to complete. Equally colorful and difficult to make is the traditional Hmong clothing that can be seen during the Hmong New Year’s festival in December/January each year. The Lanten embroider bags, shirts and children’s hats with colorful cotton patterns. Almost as intricate as a Yao woman’s costume are Lanten and Yao shaman’s robes. These robes have dragon and celestial motifs that are very difficult to produce.

Occupation Groups. Various occupation groups exist in the community. These include the local guide group, the traditional music group, the bamboo paper making group, homestay, the handicraft group. These occupation groups serve as tourism attraction.
 
 
 
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