Hire a bike or tuktuk and head 5.5km out of town to the Lanten ethnic village of Ban Nam Dee (meaning: good water). Explore Lanten culture in the village museum, go for a short waterfall walk or the 1hr hike through the community-protected forest, crossing a swing-bridge above the waterfall.
Along the Nam Dee River, you may see women making traditional paper during the dry season. Men record religious texts, rituals and legends on the bamboo paper. Lanten people are master-dyers using local indigo. Beautiful fabric is available for sale in the village.