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Baan Tawai Village

90 Moo 2, Baan Tawai Village | Khun Khong, Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand
+66 81 882 4882
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Just about an hour outside of Chiang Mai, in Hangdong District, is Baan Tawai village, a community known for its wood sculptures. Visitors can take a look around at markets and interact with wood carvers. Crafts are available for purchase.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“wood carvings” (19 reviews)
“hang dong” (9 reviews)
“home decor” (8 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
90 Moo 2, Baan Tawai Village | Khun Khong, Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand
+66 81 882 4882
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to walk and gain inspiration from the local arts and crafts. This place is great for the tourist to pick up some small souvinears of thailand..however it is also great for a business owner that wishes to obtain some amazing piecies of...More

Thank Clinton H
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We were told by locals/hotel and tripadvisor that this was the wood carving centre for Chiang Mai. So we were visiting at the beginning of rainy season and some of the shops were closed. There are lots of shops, streets of them, selling different wares...More

Thank Aussietravellers59
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Their are some in expensive carvings and trinkets sold here. One can spend 2 hours shopping as there are so many shops. Nice little restaurant on the second floor. Great food, slow service. lol

Thank Marc L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Well worth the trip to this famous woodworking village outside of Chiangmai where you can find many unusual souvenirs and decorative items for your home

Thank Jon N
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Village full of artists and craftsmen all skilled in the art of woodworking. Many stalls selling beautifully carved pieces from small keyring style items to giant carvings of elephants and other thai cultural items.

Thank Malcolm M
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Baan Tawai is village 30 minutes drive out of Chiang Mai that has a centuries' old reputation as a center for fine wood carving. Here you can find everything from huge wooden garden tables and chairs, furniture, carvings, wooden carved panels, and other assorted handicrafts....More

2  Thank David B
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited this MASSIVE mainly wood crafts village 22.4.17. We weren't too sure what to expect given recent review stating there wasn't much open. Fortunately we were met with quite the opposite! Baan Tawai Village was extraordinary and so worth the visit!...More

1  Thank Shaqx
Reviewed 21 April 2017

High end, hand crafted, and uniquely designed furniture can be purchased in this extensive craft village. Don't expect bargains.

Thank Vic F
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I very seldom give such a low rating. But this unfortunately has to be the first. If you are frequent traveler to Thailand, you would know what I mean unless when we visited it so happened to be dead quiet. We were told that it...More

Thank InsightPenang
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The craftsmanship in this village is excellent. Beautiful wood pieces, from huge to small. They also pack and ship home, if you have to have it! Be prepared to walk because there are many shops. Of course, you can always stop for a drink and...More

Thank Crystal K
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Marcia R
5 January 2017|
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Response from Bhavik68 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely and you will really enjoy the experience. Do walk around for the best pieces and deals
29 May 2016|
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Response from Brokenback | Reviewed this property |
Yes agree Blackhear nothing has ever warped and I am in Sydney
Ludo P
13 July 2015|
Response from awayego | Reviewed this property |
There are so many woodworkers at Baan Tawai. We had a special staff carved for the head monk of my wife's village temple at one place. It depends on what type of woodwork you want - the craftsmen tend to specialise, for... More