Panorama Farm
Panorama Farm
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,208 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Interesting place, especially for kids and anyone who hasn't seen commercial mushroom production before. They offer a short tour for 60 baht, with explanation of how the medium is prepared for growing the mushrooms and then looks into a half dozen or so growing huts to see different mushrooms. They also have a big gift shop with more mushroom products than you can imagine and lots of free samples.
Written February 18, 2020
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Wingfield73
Chiang Mai, Thailand1,013 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This review covers not the mushroom farm itself but the establishment's Wawee LingZ coffee shop. This is beside the main road and is fine with decent quality coffee and a few healthy snacks. It is a good stopping off point on the way to the Kao Yai national park. The farm itself was closed, possibly because of COVID19.
Written October 8, 2020
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Ronny_Tan_Y_H
Singapore, Singapore675 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
My family (2 parents, 2 young children, 9 and 7 years old, and 1 granny) visited the Panorama Farm in the morning in Dec 2018.

Opening Hours
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Monday to Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 8am – 6pm

What's here
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To set correct expectations, this is not a working farm, or a full-scale tourist-oriented theme park (unlike nearby dairy-themed Farm Chod Chai or floral-themed Jim Thompson Farm). It was more of a cosy education "centre", albeit linked to the real full-size industrial farm elsehere.

It offered:
1. A 30-min paid English guided tour of 4 to 5 small mushroom sheds
2. A 15-min Ling Zhi tea tasting session (inclusive in tour ticket)
3. Shop selling extensive range of mushroom products
3. Photo opportunities for kids with outdoor mushroom-themed Smurf-like playground structures

We spent about 1 hour here in total. Good for a morning jaunt before we went over to Farm Chod Chai for the latter's 10:20am tour.

Ticket Types & Cost
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Upon arrival, we entered the shop on the right of the free outdoor carpark and purchase our tickets first from the same cashier counter as the mushroom shop. We did so first and immediately asked for its next tour start time so that the shop knows we're here for the tour. Our tour started once there accumulated ~7 pax and we were able to gauge how long we have to wait (20min). We then spent the waiting time at the mushroom shop or taking photos outside.

Ticket types (see attached photo)"
Tour + mushroom drink = 40 THB (~ SGD $1.60)
Tour + mushroom drink + fried mushroom snack-in-a-cup = 60 THB
Tour + mushroom drink + DIY grow-own-mushroom-at-home box = 60 THB
Tour + Wawee Ling-Zhi drink (hot and cold tea versions available) = 80 THB

(See attached photo of price menu)

The mushroom drink and fried mushrooms were yummy!

Guided tour
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An English-speaking guide in his twenties brought us to visit the 4 to 5 small sheds just outside the shop.

Interestingly, the farm was quite picky about hygiene and everyone had to dip our shoes in a tray of disinfectant before entering each shed. TIP: just dip the soles, but not your whole shoe in, as your rest of the day would be spent in rather miserable squishy footwear.

During the actual tour itself, the guide was well-versed in the educational content and explained in great detail the cultivation of the different types of mushroom in each shed (Enoki, Mu-Er aka Cloud Ear Fungus, Oyster, Ling-Zhi, Monkey Head).

A neat trick he did was to shine his mobile phone torchlight at the individual fungus to show the "spore smoke" emitted by the fungus as it tries to pollinate its environment. (TIP: You can do it with your own mobile phone too!). My kids were quite amazed by the sight. It may be too dark inside the sheds to take nice photos though.

The guide spent a bit of time both at the Ling-Zhi shed, as well as at the tea-tasting session at the end talking about Ling-Zhi. He shared that China was originally the only country in the world with machines that are able to dehusk the microscopic Ling-zhi spores. Some decades ago, the China government presented 2 such dedusking machines to the Thai King as a diplomatic gift. One of them is now in Chiang Mai, the other in Khao Yai. Hence Khao Yai's ability to grow and process Ling-Zhi.

The tea-tasting session at the end was in a cosy air-conditioned room where the guide served us small portions of Ling-Zhi tea. It was more of a sales-pitch on the types of Ling Zhi products and variants in the market and its (sky-high) price. Prices vary between the various red, purple, and white variants: ~2000 THB = SGD$80 dollar per 10g!!! It's supposedly much lower if you buy at their shop. The guide also noted that most LingZhi capsules out there were cheaper cos they contained mostly just grinded Ling-Zhi husks, which still has health benefits, but not as much concentrated in the active ingredient as the spores themselves. Hence on a price-per-unit-weight basis, their pure-spore products were more worthwhile.

He also shared testimonial stories about Panorama farm boss's friend as well as his own family member's recoveries from end-stage cancer after taking regular dosages of the super-expensive fungus over a few months. They have a website where you can place orders internationally and they can even deliver to your home country. Unfortunately, the prices were just too high for us to consider buying even a small package for testing.

Food
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There is a medium-size cafe located next to the shop itself, offering buffet-style or ala carte. It wasn't open when we were there at 9am though.

Adjacent Panorama Resort
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+ The mushroom-themed Panorama Resort is right next to Panorama Farm and shares the same carpark. It has interesting mushroom-shaped villas that would have made great photos.

- Entry to the resort accom and facilities section is restricted. To access these areas, one needs to go through the manned hotel lobby, which is a standalone guardhouse-type building. The lady receptionist explained that non-guests cannot enter the hotel section, probably because of security and also they don't want outsiders to use the swimming pool. Pity though.


On the whole, a short relaxing educational tour that was great for the kids and adults alike.
Written February 16, 2019
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PaesFerns
Colombo, Sri Lanka56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
We were excited about visiting a mushroom 'farm' - only to realise that these are in reality , about 5 or 6small and damp concrete rooms where the mushrooms are produced on a large scale. The guide who showed us around was knowledgable and answered all our questions. This tour can be done in 15minutes and is not worth going out of your way for it.
Written March 6, 2019
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youfam
Singapore, Singapore9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
Interesting find in a small farm. THB 40/pax for entrance fee + free mushroom juice. Additional THB 40 for fried mushroom (delicious!). Kids who don’t take mushroom loved the fried mushrooms.

Enriching experience for the kids to understand how mushrooms are grown. Saw lingzhi and also tried lingzhi powder.

Written November 19, 2018
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WSF2014
Singapore, Singapore54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
The guide gave a comprehensive talk on how the mushrooms grow (linhzhi, monkey head mushrooms etc). Tempura mushrooms tasted nice. The free mushroom drink tasted likw bird's nest!
Written June 5, 2019
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mutguy
Singapore, Singapore188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Only if you are a BIG fan of mushrooms or would like to know more about mushrooms (lingzhi, monkey head, etc) and how they are cultivated. Also for those who eat a lot of mushrooms, or believe in the healing properties of mushrooms. Take the guided tour and they will bring you into the rooms where they cultivate the mushrooms. Stay away if you are allergic to mushroom spores. The guide who took us around was very good and animated - maybe she had too many mushrooms :)
Written December 20, 2018
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vyv2
Singapore, Singapore97 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Didn't see any farm when we were there. There is a room for education about mushroom and lingzhi? Other than that, it's a shop / eating place.
Disappointing visit.
Written October 7, 2018
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Yenyenyenyenyen
301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
It's an educational tour for me. So much information provided. Much effort is placed into the growing of these mushrooms! Did u know thy lingzhi started growing in white and not brown? Staffs are really helpful! Be sure to check out their 7mixed mushrooms and tom yum mushroom snack.Simply yummy!
Written January 27, 2018
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524josephw
Singapore, Singapore149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
Panorama farm is quite an organized and enriching farm that grows different types of mushrooms. We were welcomed by Not only the well versed English speaking guide , and also offered bottles of the free cold mushroom drinks.

The friendly farm staff brought us to different sheds that grew different types of mushrooms, including abalone mushroom, expensive and precious ling Zi etc. I had been to other mushroom farms in other countries, I would say this is the most organized and well trained guided ones. He patiently explained the key characteristics and how each mushroom being grown. For my kids, it was an eye opening trip to see how mushroom being grown. Interestingly, we were impressed with how the Lingzi’s spores being collected and cultivated on the special food and soil.

Finally, they ended the tour in the shop by introducing mushroom teas, expensive mushroom spores pills and powders etc. Frankly, I was quite amazed on those high class “wonders” when the guide said these stuffs could remedy stage 4 cancers if consumed over months.

On the whole, a short and relaxed tour around the farm was excellent for us, especially the kids, to learn and understand how one of the healthiest food grown and harvested.
Written January 3, 2018
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