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Umbrella Village - Bor Sang

| Bo Sang, San Kamphaeng, Thailand
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Type: Neighborhoods, Specialty Shops
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I had a wonderful time, it rained as we did the Village, I got wet as I Truely hate umberellas, But not these Umberellas, I bought so many bits and bobs from the Village, befor going to the Umberella home, We got our Phone painted with a Dragon it's stunning and done so fast, to paint my top was tempting... More

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Manistee, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Aside from seeing decorative paper and umbrellas being made, you can also have designs painted on almost anything. Come prepared, however. This site is not air conditioned, but is shaded. The length of time you stay will depend on how interested you are in the process (which includes home made paper to cover the umbrellas. If you really want to... More

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Lodz, Poland
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

typical place for tourists. Go, buy something and go away! many buses on parking, few hundred people every 10minutes. You can see how they make umbrella. 5minutes walking from umbrella village is real thai market. You must go there! Umbrella village, we dont recommend this place.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The hand making of these umbrellas is quite the thing to see. We watched several of the artisans as they worked on various stages of making these decorative pieces. Not often mentioned are the fans made in the same area. They are beautiful as well. I managed to go home with only one of each. We were there during the... More

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We came to see the beautiful umbrellas being made, assembled, and hand painted. The selection is overwhelming but two giant umbrellas are now in transit to Canada. But... a painter offered to paint something I chose onto my fake leather back pack. Within minutes a beautiful elephant was done. The artist next to mine offered to paint on to my... More

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Kangaroo Valley, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

We went to Bo Sang on the last day of the January festival, the markets were on with the street closed. No crowds, plenty of things to browse thru and buy. The painted umbrellas were amazing , and amazingly cheap for the work involved. Nice morning out.

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We went shopping in this area when coming back from the hot springs area that morning. Very cool to see the umbrellas being made. Perfect for kids. They get a chance to decorate their own umbrellas, which is a very cool souvenir. The shopping nearby is more geared to locals instead of tourists, so if you know Thai you might... More

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Los Angeles, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This isn't a rustic village, more like a factory and giant gift shop. Our tour guide explained to us that the people who still make the handmade umbrellas opened this place in order to keep going - not many folks still make them. So, yes it is for tourists. But I was more than happy to see them making the... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I'm glad I saw it, but only needed an hour (it was pretty early and not a busy time of year, apparently). I wouldn't have made a special trip, but it was on the way back from another destination and right there. It was okay to see how the umbrellas were made, but yes, it's a tourist trap. Many places... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

ure, we all know that paper comes from trees but how many of us can actually say that they have seen the transition from tree to paper happen before their eyes? At the Borsang Umbrella Village, umbrellas are handmade from scratch, right down to making handmade paper. Before the creation of this village, local artisans would all make umbrellas in... More

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