Cultural exchange with local people on Koh Yao Noi, Phang Nga | Ground Asia

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Today GROUND would like to show you around Koh Yao Noi Community.
Participate in an activity-based program in the Muslim village of Koh Yao Noi. You will enjoy handicraft demonstrations, tasting authentic Southern Thai food in a pleasant atmosphere with your hosts.

Cocao Plantation in Can Tho, Phong Dien District Vietnam | GROUND Asia

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Cocoa garden in Phong Dien district, Can Tho city is one of the must-see destinations for visitors in Can Tho. It is famous not only for various kinds of Southern fruits and cocoa gardens but also for products made manually from cocoa.

Baan Bang Rong Community | GROUND Asia

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Baan Bang Rong Community is involved in managing community-based tourism in nine villages of Pa Klok sub-district where villagers make a living out of natural resources and local culture. They engage in artisanal fisheries and farming and host visitors for activities connected to the environment and culture.

Importance of learning English in Vietnam and teaching programs | GROUND Asia

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Nowadays, it’s not surprising if you visit an English class and see a Vietnamese four-year-old little girl crying and moaning “Mom” in the classroom. Vietnamese parents gradually tend to encourage their kids to learn English when they are just small. English, an international language, is considered a compulsory subject at school in Vietnam. So, why is learning English these days so crucial for children?

What to buy in Thailand | GROUND Asia

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As you are visiting Thailand, you might think about what souvenirs, gifts, and mementos you might want to take home with you. Whether you’re buying for friends, family members, or simply just for yourself, here are some ideas you might like.

How to practice social distancing | GROUND Asia

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Do you know that in Indonesia, we have been practicing social distancing for years? However, this routine has more to do with a belief and is intended to be a time for someone to purify themselves. The practice of self-distancing has occurred a long time ago, primarily done by Hindus. This practice is addressed as Nyepi.

The Five Stages of Service Learning | GROUND Asia

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Service-learning with students maximizes their capacity for growth and resilience. GROUND Asia encourages teachers to work with students individually to develop and deepen the student’s personal knowledge. We present at every stage of the service-learning process to support teachers and their students.

Floating Pearl Farms in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam | GROUND Asia

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Besides kayaking and swimming through the caves along the bay, we recommend visiting a pearl farm and learning about one of these sustainable tourist ventures. The first pearl farms were started about 40 years ago and have expanded to provide jobs to local townspeople and fishermen.

A visit to Plean Yod Tarn community | GROUND Asia

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About two hours outside Bangkok, Plean Yod Tarn is an organic coconut farming community in Samut Songkram. Farmers in this region have a reputation for growing some of the best coconuts in Thailand

Tips for Responsible Travel in Asia | GROUND Asia

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Since most groups traveling with GROUND Asia already plan to volunteer a good portion of their trip at one of our many local community development projects, we would like to give our travelers some food for thought before going overseas. When visiting countries that we are unfamiliar with, the idea of responsible traveling is a common courtesy that is often forgotten when people go on vacation.