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Baan Tawai Village

90 Moo 2, Baan Tawai Village | Khun Khong, Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand
66-(0)81-882-4882
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Ranked #22 of 71 Shopping in Chiang Mai
Type: Other
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Adelaide, Australia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went to Baan Tawai one morning for about 90 minutes. Unfortunately at about 10am most places were not open. However, quite a few were open and we had a lovely time browsing the goods on display. Personally, I'd like to head out here with a wad of cash and a shipping container at my disposal. There are some beautiful... More

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Lahore, Pakistan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went there with very high expectations and were disappointed. We expected to see a real craft village where craftsmen are at work. This was just a market with lots of wooden handicraft shops. Beautiful pieces at a throwaway prices but most of it is furniture which is difficult to carry and expensive to ship. There are small items too... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Lots of rubbish shops with poor quality items. Visited Baan Tawai 15yrs ago and many if the antique shops have Ben replaced with Chinese made furniture. The sign in one shop summed it up: "Antiques made to order!"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you liked art and something difference see this place. It's all about wood carving. They have magnificent products but you can also buy sophisticated souvenir for a cheap price. Don't forget visit the 300 years temple, it have many awesome decorative from wood. If you get lucky, ask direction to see where the artisans works. It's in walking distance.... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Baan Tawai is a village in Khun Khong Sub-district, Hang Dong District, Chiangmai Mai. It is well known for woodcarving product and it is one of the major cultural attractions. It is also the biggest center of woodcarving, wood strips, gold leaf wood, antique wood, sliverware, lacquer ware, hand-woven textile, basketry and earthenware.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Our guide took us to this village at 9am, so things were a little quiet, but some of the shops were open. Our guide took us there as we wanted to get some authentic wooden carvings. She also negotiated prices on our behalf. There are many little shops, many selling the same things. We bought genuine teak items and other... More

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Moab, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

A friend of ours told us about a village. She said we could find the same as at Night Bazaar but at lower prices. We went to Baan Tawai by a tuk-tuk and paid 500 baht for a round trip there. But it was not worth it. All the shops have the same goods, most of them come definitely from... More

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S'pore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The last day while we were staying at Huarn Jana Resort in Chiangmai we were recommended by the front desk staff to visit Baan Tawai Village. This handicraft and wood craving village is just about a 20-minute drive from the resort. So it's just nice for us to do some last minute shopping before flying home in the afternoon. This... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

If you like craft markets, hand made goods or things made of wood then this is the place to go! There is so much to see here we spent a good three hours mooching around spending lots of money. Some of the carving here is unbelievable, maybe a bit expensive but when you consider the work involved it's understandable. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My wife and I loved this place, as there was so much choice (much more than we could get round in 2 hours) of arts and crafts, mostly wooden. While close to the road the stores were more touristic and sold basically the same things, once we delved deeper into the alleys and "zones" we found a very wide selection... More

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