Ban Mae Kampong is a 100-year-old village with most of the villagers migrating from Doi Saket District. Ban Mae Kampong is about 1,300 meters above sea level, and about 50 kilometers away from Chiang Mai. The houses in Ban Mae Kampong are lined up along the valley and two sides of the creek and surrounded by mountains, coffee and tea plantations, and abundant waterfalls and forests (Doi Mon Lan), as well as beautiful natural resources with cool weather throughout the year. There are 132 households with a total population of 362 people. The main occupations of the locals are the tea cultivation, coffee cultivation, trading, and employment. Most of the natives are Buddhist with the relative and defendant relationship, faith in the rituals of the community, respect for the community rules, as well as participation in community development. Ban Mae Kampongs comprised of an abundance of ecosystems, biodiversity of natural vegetation, clean air, and water resources. There are also yellow-red flowers growing near the creek, which the villagers call Kampong Flower along with a river flowing through the village. This is the origin of the name ”Mae Kampong”.
Ban Mae Kampong is located in Mae On sub-district, adjacent to San Kamphaeng. This village is a popular natural tourist attraction and also hosts an interesting Community Learning Center. Just an hour’s drive from the city, Mae Kampong village is abundant in natural resources; it has a stream running through it, and a tea-tree forest surrounding it.