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Baan Tawai Village

90 Moo 2, Baan Tawai Village | Khun Khong, Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand
+66 81 882 4882
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“wood carvings” (19 reviews)
“hang dong” (9 reviews)
“home decor” (8 reviews)
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90 Moo 2, Baan Tawai Village | Khun Khong, Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand
+66 81 882 4882
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told by locals/hotel and tripadvisor that this was the wood carving centre for Chiang Mai. So we were visiting at the beginning of rainy season and some of the shops were closed. There are lots of shops, streets of them, selling different wares...More

Thank Aussietravellers59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their are some in expensive carvings and trinkets sold here. One can spend 2 hours shopping as there are so many shops. Nice little restaurant on the second floor. Great food, slow service. lol

Thank Marc L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the trip to this famous woodworking village outside of Chiangmai where you can find many unusual souvenirs and decorative items for your home

Thank Jon N
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Village full of artists and craftsmen all skilled in the art of woodworking. Many stalls selling beautifully carved pieces from small keyring style items to giant carvings of elephants and other thai cultural items.

Thank Malcolm M
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Baan Tawai is village 30 minutes drive out of Chiang Mai that has a centuries' old reputation as a center for fine wood carving. Here you can find everything from huge wooden garden tables and chairs, furniture, carvings, wooden carved panels, and other assorted handicrafts....More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited this MASSIVE mainly wood crafts village 22.4.17. We weren't too sure what to expect given recent review stating there wasn't much open. Fortunately we were met with quite the opposite! Baan Tawai Village was extraordinary and so worth the visit!...More

1  Thank Shaqx
Reviewed April 21, 2017

High end, hand crafted, and uniquely designed furniture can be purchased in this extensive craft village. Don't expect bargains.

Thank Vic F
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

I very seldom give such a low rating. But this unfortunately has to be the first. If you are frequent traveler to Thailand, you would know what I mean unless when we visited it so happened to be dead quiet. We were told that it...More

Thank InsightPenang
Reviewed April 9, 2017

The craftsmanship in this village is excellent. Beautiful wood pieces, from huge to small. They also pack and ship home, if you have to have it! Be prepared to walk because there are many shops. Of course, you can always stop for a drink and...More

Thank Crystal K
Reviewed April 8, 2017

Huge areas with store after store of handicrafts and furniture, most store close on Sunday, shipping companies onsite for large item .

Thank Lien L
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Marcia R
Hi there! I'm looking into buying a wooden ladle and mug as well as spoons. Can I find it in the village? Thanks a lot.
January 5, 2017|
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Response from Bhavik68 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely and you will really enjoy the experience. Do walk around for the best pieces and deals
Can you tell me has the wood used in the carvings been dried first. I would love to purchase carvings but need to know if the wood will warp in a non tropical country.
May 29, 2016|
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Response from Brokenback | Reviewed this property |
Yes agree Blackhear nothing has ever warped and I am in Sydney
Ludo P
Hello you know an address where they can make custom wood with wood tools.Ik seeking woodworker Please return a message mvg Lud Cremers Udonthani
July 13, 2015|
Response from awayego | Reviewed this property |
There are so many woodworkers at Baan Tawai. We had a special staff carved for the head monk of my wife's village temple at one place. It depends on what type of woodwork you want - the craftsmen tend to specialise, for... More