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Address: 90 Moo 2, Baan Tawai Village | Khun Khong, Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand
Phone Number: 66-(0)81-882-4882
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: Just about an hour outside of Chiang Mai, in Hangdong District, is Baan...
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.
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Nice Wooden Handicraft

Range from small wooden handicraft to big teak furniture Reasonable price not too cheap nor too expensensive

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Baan Tawai is set up as an open-air but covered arrangement of shops in rows. Everything from small souvenir items to large pieces of furniture and wall hangings can be found here. Most shops seems to craft their own pieces and some can be seen working on their pieces inbetween shoppers. Many of the prices are reasonable, but definitely haggle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The day we went it was not crowded at all. They have a bunch of booths and vendors. Some times it gets boring when you see the same stuff over and over again. I did not hit but half the market mostly because of the unbelievable lemon ice drink at the restaurant located near the entrance. It was so good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We stopped here and there were tons of vendor type booths with all kinds of handicraft home Devore type crafts. There is a good upstairs restaurant called Pankled. It has very good lime-ade type drinks. If you want to buy in bulk, there are several world-wide shipping companies here as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Range from small wooden handicraft to big teak furniture Reasonable price not too cheap nor too expensensive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Where to start... As the other reviewer said below, don't go with your credit card. Even if you don't need anything, you will be so amazed by the prices of some of these shops you won't be able to resist. When you can get super comfy chairs with armrests made of teak for 1500THB, or a golden teak table for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is really an update to my previous review of Baan Tawai. We were there yesterday and, while Baan Tawai itself is unchanged and remains a very worthwhile half-day or so excursion, the excellent little cafe/restaurant that I recommended last time (across the main road and down a soi) has now moved. Unfortunately, the new proprietors do not provide the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

We went to the night market to see what the tourists ate buying, and how much. Then we rented a scooter and went out to here.. Taxi unless you're experienced at riding scooters I'm Asia (it's not as bad as Vietnam here). Go INSIDE the village to where the road is covered by roofing to keep the sun /rain off... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Have visited Baan Tawai many times - always find odd bargains to be had for small items to take back to the UK. Some of the items sold in the Chiang Mai street markets are made here in Baan Tawai. You can watch the items being made and painted by locals. There are many specialist shops on the way to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Lots to see and buy, mostly market quality but still fun to explore. The main reason for my review is a delightful little al fresco cafe that was newly opened when we were there in November 2014. It's called Cafe Shade' down Soi 8 (nearish the main area). There's almost nothing else down this soi, but go for the cafe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Ban Tawai is a great place to shop for all sorts of crafts and home decor, clothing and more. Some of the items are made right there on the premises. Bee Tree Gems is a wonderful jewelry shop there with high quality and reasonable pricing - trustworthy, too, not a rip-off like many "gem" dealers. The wood carvers are also... More 

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Address: 90 Moo 2, Baan Tawai Village | Khun Khong, Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand
Phone Number: 66-(0)81-882-4882
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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