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Excellent morning.

A great morning class. Noy is very knowledgable & a master craftsman. Passionate about His craft... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2019
David D
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Lilydale, Australia
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Fantastic glass blowing experience

My partner and I had a fantastic time learning about glass sculpting here. We were able to have a... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2019
DavidC20749
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Brisbane, Australia
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Backstreet Academy is a unique attraction in Chiang Mai offering the most interesting experiences with locals, such as glass blowing workshops, metal welding and even insect cooking classes. Enjoy the true Thailand with friendly locals who will give...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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87/9 Tunghotel Rd | Watket, Muang, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
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Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

A great morning class. Noy is very knowledgable & a master craftsman. Passionate about His craft & very willing to pass on his knowledge even if we find it hard to copy. We made glass elephants, a little harder than the pigs but still doable...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019

My partner and I had a fantastic time learning about glass sculpting here. We were able to have a go ourselves and made little glass pigs to take home. The instructor was very patient with us and the interpreter was absolutely lovely. The actual place...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

I booked a two day course at the Suranat Leather studio in Chiang Mai for my partner as a Christmas gift. After numerous emails it transpired that the US$25.00 I paid upfront was a ‘booking fee’ to some unknown person....... NOTHING to do with the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 15, 2018

Just an amazing day, thank you Mr. Chai Song for showing me your excellent craftsmanship skills in constructing traditional crossbows. The perfect introduction into the Hmong culture an adventure well worth the time spent. This entire workshop went as planned. The pickup from the hotel...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

We loved our time with Aik and Nok. They were so professional and friendly and made the day one of our best and most memorable in Chiang Mai. They were super organized and patient, even with me, a very awkward and clumsy cook. The food...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

Lovely experience adding a gold leaf design to a lacquerware box in a small workshop adjacent to the Nuch Lacquerware store. You can create your own design or use a template. Apple, my Backstreet guide, spoke good English and translated for the craftsperson/teacher. A fun...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 19, 2017

This review is written nearly 6 months on. The reason I write it now is because it was amazing. If you love handicrafts do this! I have been searching for something like this for so long as I have always admired the beautiful weaving work...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed May 9, 2017

Well organised with patient trainer and very supportive, fun translators. Recommend taking up the driver transfer option - local drivers may not be familiar with the location. And bring a steady hand!

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Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Ntaria
Reviewed November 17, 2016

it was the most awesome experience, a 3 hours class we made 10 soap roses. We both enjoy it very much and the teacher was very funny and professional with many years experience. It is easy to find and i highly recommended to anyone who...More

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Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed November 13, 2016

A beautiful workshop from a beautiful artist. I had the privilege of having a 17 year veteran teach me the delicate art of soap carving. Going so far as to gift me an amazing bouquet carving.

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Date of experience: November 2016
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Marcus S
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they give us to use rounded edge knife, and use the knife to carve the soap, very soft but takes particle.
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