OTOP is the brand of products under the 'One Tambon, One Product' project, a nationwide sustainable development initiative launched by the Thai government in 2001. It aims to promote the unique products made by local communities, by utilizing their indigenous skills and craftsmanship combined with available natural resources and raw materials. The Thai government provides communities with valuable assistance with regard to product development and opportunities to market products in a global arena. This project is also an important way to preserve traditional skills and ancient Thai heritage, which have been passed down through generations. OTOP offers an extensive range of exquisite handicrafts, quality agricultural products, food, beverages, gems, jewelry, textile, garments and so much more. Major OTOP trade fairs are held twice annually in Bangkok, but you can also visit any of the permanent OTOP outlets listed below. (
Each of Thailand's 76 provinces is subdivided into 'amphoes' or districts, which again consist of 'tambons' or sub-districts.