Crisp Japanese melons, sweet cherry tomatoes, dewy mornings and green horizons.

Submit to that pent up FarmVille ambition with a weekend at this eco-tourism spot in Khao Kho, Petchabun Province.

Uncle Tom's Cabin (086-600-5377, www.fb.com/UncleTomCabinAtKhaokho) is named not for the American novel but for the farm’s owner, Uncle Tom, who cooks a mean wood-fired pizza to go with the kitchen’s specialties made with vegetables plucked right out of the lush backdrop.

The accommodation is bare and simple, and that’s the point. An Earthen House, a sort of bungalow, goes for B2,300/night while a Big Tent, furnished with comfy beds and thick blankets, is B2,000/night (breakfast included).

What better way to exorcise the muggy spirit of Bangkok than crisp Japanese melons, sweet cherry tomatoes, dewy mornings and green horizons.

Khao Kho is about six hours' drive from Bangkok.


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