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Baan Tawai Village

Address: 90 Moo 2, Baan Tawai Village | Khun Khong, Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand
Phone Number: 66-(0)81-882-4882
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Ranked #101 of 208 things to do 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...
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Type: Other
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW 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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Texas
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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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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Ban Tawai has all kinds of shops and stalls. Wood carvings, furniture coffee shops. Found some great furniture with inlay designs, modern styles at Lanna Gifts. All hand made, must have taken weeks and good prices.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I bought a ton of furniture and home decor from Baan Tawai. I have been coming here for the past five years. I even shipped some teak wood furniture to decorate home in Singapore. The costs of customs and claiming goods at Singapore port are more expensive than the goods themselves but we would not find good quality made to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Don't be fooled by the stores near where u will be dropped off. If you walk farther afield you will find some great stores. We found some excellent wood carvings for the walls which were very cheap and able to check in with us on the plane. Not a bad day trip if interested to buy. Also find Pan Kled... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

many thing to buy here , from the market another 100 meter is also very nice & many shop to buy too at the canal in the village!!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

We actually spent some time here unexpectedly, and it was a pleasant way to spend an hour or so. If you are really after buying things, and have the means to ship them, you could spend a lot longer here. There's a myriad of shops selling lots of different hand crafted items, and we saw a few people at work... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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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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