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“This is a village to buy anything wood related, not a place to venture out for food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Baan Tawai Village

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 #42 of 79 Shopping in Chiang Mai
Type: Other, Shopping
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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 look around at markets and interact with wood carvers. Crafts are available for purchase.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“This is a village to buy anything wood related, not a place to venture out for food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This is a village to buy anything wood related, not a place to venture out for food. Lots of stuff no one really needs, but all it seems to be made well. I've bought many things there and will continue to do so.

Visited December 2012
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“What a place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is like a one-stop shopping place for Thai handicrafts. It is amazing to see the level of skills employed and how inexpensive the products were.

Visited July 2012
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“Best place to shop!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Forget the night market if you want great quality at great prices. Things are cheap, variety is huge and people are great. Dont miss the fruit juice shop around the corner (very modern looking with free wifi). Must visit if you want to do some shopping. But bargain a lot and it works.

Visited December 2012
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“A must see in Chiangmai!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Super amazing !! A little overwhelming with the amount of items to look at . We only spent a few hours shopping .. You would need a full two days to visit all the zones ! Everyone was very friendly and cafes were great ! Wish we would if spent the whole day there !! Next time !

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“Amazing craft work and carvings - need bigger suitcases!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Some of the wood carving is truly amazing and well worth seeing, even though the items are much too big and/or delicate to put in your case and take home.
Also worth looking at Noi's Place on the way into Baan Tawai for incredible metal sculptures.
There are smaller items too, and we thought the prices were good - best bargains here, as in the Sunday Market, seem to be where the prices are actually marked. Very little pestering by the shop-holders at Baan Tawai, so you can just say hello and look around.
There are really too many stalls and shops to walk around, we just walked until our feet were too hot to carry on!

Visited December 2012
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