Baan Tawai - The Village of Handicraft

Attraction 90 Moo 2 Baan-Tawai ,Khun Khong, Hangdong, Chiang Mai 50230 Thailand Published on: 08-06-2016

2 hours
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM
11:00 AM
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Attraction
Cultural
Shopping
Must see
Kids
Free
Art
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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Ban Tawai, the village of wood-carving handicrafts, has been known as the popular attraction in Chiangmai to explore culture and art of Thailand.

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Why Baan Tawai - The Village of Handicraft is special ?

Baan Tawai is the village of wood-carving handicrafts. It has been known as the major cultural attraction of Chiangmai for Thai and foreign tourists. The best quality and bargains of wood carving items can be found in Baan Tawai. At present, a wide variety of wood carvings and other decorative items e.g. wood carving, wood-strips, gold leaf wood, antique wood, silverware, lacquer ware, hand-woven textile, basketry and earthenware, can be found in Baan Tawai at Baan Tawai handicraft Center and Baan Tawai Song Fang Klong Center.


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What to explore at Baan Tawai - The Village of Handicraft?

Visit a famous Thai Lann handicraft center at Sankampang District. You will see and learn how the Chaing Mai’s famous Sa paper and umbrella being made step by step. Besides,the tour will take you to visit Thai silk center, silverware, laquerware, jewelry factory, teakwood carving these are all hand-made and of course, you will be able to shop them at the local stores at cheap prices.

While wood is at the core of this area's history, a much more diverse range of materials and products are now available here; basketry, metalwork, textiles with a strength in cotton, ceramics, antiques and more. Designers with posh shopfronts in Chiang Mai town have begun opening factory outlets in Baan Tawai to alleviate older merchandise. All of these factors combined have made Baan Tawai a one-stop-shop frenzy for retail enthusiasts and wholesale seekers alike

Source: allchiangmaitours.com

How to get to Baan Tawai - The Village of Handicraft?

Ban Tawai is a shopping area a few kilometers south of Chiang Mai. From Central Airport Shopping Centre take road 108 south for about 10.8 kilometer. Turn left and after about 2.8 kilometers you reach Baan Tawai. It’s a big shopping village so you will need at least a couple of hours to explore the various exhibits. If you decide to buy furniture or bigger pieces of antiques or statues you will find companies that can arrange packing and shipping to your home town.

Source: beautiful-chiangmai.com

Selling points

  • “A nice shopping place for great deals”
  • “Heritage of woodcarving”
  • “Amazing craft work and carvings”
  • “A village of local wisdom”
  • “Good place to shop for home decor”
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Duration
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Estimated
235.13 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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90 Moo 2 Baan-Tawai ,Khun Khong, Hangdong, Chiang Mai 50230 Thailand

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Tips for you

  • There is more selling than making of goods
    Environment
  • If you are looking for interesting gifts to take home to family and friends, try the Ban Tawai Village of Handicraft
    Shopping
  • Outside of the main zone areas, especially to the back of it are some wonderful shops.
    Things to do
  • There is a great little coffee shop for those who need a break
    Things to do
  • No trip to Chiang Mai would be complete without a trip to the village of Ban Tawai to buy some teak wood sculptures
    Things to do
  • Prices is really good and a lot cheaper than at the night market or any of the walking street markets.
    Experience
  • Baan Tawai does take time to wander around, so take your time and enjoy
    Experience
  • Dont come here if you would like to see artists at work
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  • Remember, bargaining is a must. Ask around about prices before you go.
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We visited Baan Tawai in early January 2014.I seriously could have spent days poking around in the stores in Baan Tawai, but as I had my ever-patient-but-can-only-tolerate-so-much-shopping hubby with me I had to be happy with just a few hours. And what a great few hours we had.Baan Tawai is renowned for wood work (carvings, furniture, home dĂŠcor) but there were also all sorts of linens, souvenirs, ceramics and much more. We bought some really beautiful carved wooden wall hangings that look so beautiful in our home.I was amazed at how quiet it was the day we went (a Wednesday) and at the variety of goodies available. Prices were really good and a lot cheaper than at the night market or any of the walking street markets.Baan Tawai does take time to wander around, so take your time and enjoy!I'll be heading there next time I visit CM :)P.S. If you see things you like then don't be afraid to entrust them to Thailand Post and post them home - we posted our four carved wooden wall hangings home and it was cheap and fast and the items arrived safely.

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Ban Tawai is a place you should visit. They have the best and most extensive range of products to select from. Many woodcarvings, but beside that many other products.

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Dort werden alle Waren in echter Handarbeit hergestellt, die dann auch auf dem Nightbazaar verkauft werden. Man kann sich ganze Möbelstücke direkt nach Hause liefern lassen.

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We visited Baan Tawai in early January 2014. I seriously could have spent days poking around in the stores in Baan Tawai, but as I had my ever-patient-but-can-only-tolerate-so-much-shopping hubby with me I had to be happy with just a few hours. And what a great few hours we had. Baan Tawai is renowned for wood work (carvings, furniture, home décor) but there were also all sorts of linens, souvenirs, ceramics and much more. We bought some really beautiful carved wooden wall hangings that look so beautiful in our home. I was amazed at how quiet it was the day we went (a Wednesday) and at the variety of goodies available. Prices were really good and a lot cheaper than at the night market or any of the walking street markets. Baan Tawai does take time to wander around, so take your time and enjoy! I'll be heading there next time I visit CM :) P.S. If you see things you like then don't be afraid to entrust them to Thailand Post and post them home - we posted our four carved wooden wall hangings home and it was cheap and fast and the items arrived safely.

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Amazing crafts place. Wooden furniture is very cheap

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