Baan Tawai Village

Baan Tawai Village, Chiang Mai: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Baan Tawai Village Reviews: 4/5

Baan Tawai Village
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Antique Shops
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
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GvaTourist
Bangkok, Thailand154 contributions
Wide varieties of wooden goods and crafts
Feb 2020
I really love to walk along the road surround the village. There are many shops that sell products, range from big wooden furniture to stylistic wooden vase and crafts. If you are the one who love decorating your home, you will love this place. I visit this place many times but still love to be there if I have time. Reasonable price. Some products are the same as the ones you find in the night market of CM but I like to buy directly from the producers. It may be a bit in-convenient to travel there if you don't have a car.
Written March 30, 2020
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ขอบคุณที่มาเยือนครับ กับหมู่บ้านหัตถศิลป์ บ้านถวาย ซึ่งตอนนี้หลายคนอาจจะไม่ทราบว่ามีรถประจำทาง จากตัวเมืองเชียงใหม่มาที่นี่ด้วย BTTS BAANTAWAI บริการทุกวัน TEL 0818824882
Written March 31, 2020
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RJB
27 contributions
Wood craft, carvings, and furniture
Feb 2020
Baan Tawai has all sorts of wood knick-knacks, and it also has some quality art and furniture. The main part of the village is like a strip mall or flea market of store fronts, and you could easily spend 3 hours looking into all of them. There are some shops that are off on side streets. Also, outside of the main flea market-like area, there are obviously other shops and even lumber yards or mills. I think if you had a whole day, spoke Thai or had an interpreter, and you wanted some special furniture made or really wanted to explore what all is or could be made there out of wood, you wouldn't be disappointed. Otherwise, check out the flea market-like area and buy some unique art or small furniture pieces, or even some very large ones if you're willing to pay for shipping. My wife and I ended up buy a unique, multi-candle candle holder and a unique vase.
Written March 2, 2020
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Terry C
Chiang Mai, Thailand1,042 contributions
Great local made souvenirs
Feb 2020
Located a short distance from Chiang Mai, accessible by local taxi, it offers a wide range of locally made souvenirs as well as locally produced wooden furniture, there are numerous places to eat and coffee shops
Written February 18, 2020
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Thank you many,,welcome to Baan Tawai
Written February 19, 2020
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Matthew C
Washington124 contributions
Finally got to acquire the wood carving arts I always wanted
Jan 2020
My vendor (Wat is his name, i believe) provided great service and fair prices. He offered to build a frame for the art piece I bought, put in an LED light and have frame stained to color I wanted. Then he would package and ship it to USA at once. I liked it enough I bought another piece from him to lower the shipping costs. Too heavy to carry
Written January 22, 2020
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Rahul R
Singapore, Singapore18 contributions
Shop till you drop !
Dec 2019
We visited Baan Tawai after an overload of shopping in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. I'm not really a shopaholic and I wasn't really sure what to expect. I'm the kind who carries shopping bags around, if you know what I mean :).

However this place just blew me away. There is spectacular stuff to buy at Baan Tawai. We visited only a handful of shops but soon found ourselves looking up shipping container rates. There were so many more shops that we did not even look at. And, no, they are not all the same. There is some serious woodwork to be found here. I think it's at the Bali level or perhaps even better. There's furniture, vases, lampshades, kitchenware, tableware, curios and all sorts of decorative items made of wood. We bought a couple of elephants to stand guard outside our home. They were simply adorable. Everything is priced reasonably (this is where the night markets get their stuff from). The shop owners are friendly and are open to negotiation. There are some incredible bargains to be found here. The quality and variety of woodwork is right out of this world. We did see some shops selling stuff that was not woodwork as well.

Another reason Baan Tawai is worth a visit is the crowd (or lack thereof). There are no hordes of tourists pushing you around. We went in the morning and got a lot of attention from the shop owners. It was a refreshing shopping experience. Anyone serious about doing up their homes can easily spend a day here. Even otherwise, this has got to be on the list of anyone visiting Chiang Mai.
Written January 19, 2020
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Dao1949
Chiang Mai, Thailand1,395 contributions
Baan Tawai-One of the Largest Arts and Crafts Center in Southeast Asia!
Jan 2020
I live in Chiang Mai and have visited Ban Tawai many times over the past 6 years. We have also purchased many art pieces for our home and the most recent was a magnificent bronze statue of a Thai angel. There are hundreds of shops and galleries offering an incredible selection of arts, crafts, clothing, teak furniture, jewelry souvenirs and Much more. You can not see it all in one day but there is also a visitors map available to help you find what you are seeking. In general, most prices are very reasonable especially for the perceived values and apparent hard work involved in the creating of many of these pieces. Definitely a Must Visit place if you are traveling in Chiang Mai. Located south of Chiang Mai-15 minute drive outside of Hang Dong.
Written January 13, 2020
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MAK
8 contributions
Fabulous Wood Carving & Much More
Oct 2019
We enjoyed perusing the shops at Baan Tawai village, though we, sadly, didn't have a lot of time. If you are looking for magnificent wood carvings (figurines, statues, plaques, large panels, etc -- not necessarily furniture I don't think), we highly recommend finding the shop owned by Chaw Praditsilp. His carvings are truly extraordinary, with intricate detailing like I've never seen before! We felt like we fell down a rabbit hole into another place and time when we discovered his store. I'm sure there are many other wonderful artists and craftspeople in this village. It's definitely worth a trip if you're looking to find some unusual pieces and have some time to find and mine the gems here.
Written December 20, 2019
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Voyage_De_Plaisir
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India868 contributions
Handicrafts
Nov 2019 • Friends
If you like handicrafts a good visit . Hand carved items and lots and lots of stuff . Divided in zones and you really get tired . Bargain if you buy in bulk
Written November 9, 2019
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Don B
Chiang Mai, Thailand38 contributions
Visit to Baan Tawai village Nr. 4
Nov 2019
There are a number of different shopping areas in Baan Tawai which my wife and I have been going to since 2003. It's a huge shopping complex all under canopy. The totally unique wood carvings and basketry shops are plentiful and there are excellent bargains to take advantage of. If you see something you like then buy it the same day you find it. Often the one of a kind items will never appear again. Many of the shops at the Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai come to Baan Tawai to purchase goods for retail. So it's basically a wholesale outet on a very grand scale. Here in Baan Tawai you will find very well crafted and reasonable silver shops and stores that sell absolutely beautifully artistic paintings and sculpture. Do you need hand made floral displays of all kinds? From the smallest items such as finely designed key chains to a large sided backyard gazebo, we have purchase in Baan Tawai, mostly in the Nr. 4 shopping area. Teak rocking chairs to well designed antiqued ceramic jars we've also purchased here. One of a kind designer lamps of all types are also sold here at bargain prices. This is a place you come to and expect to stay all day. There is a good restaurant on the 2nd floor in shopping area #4. In this expanded market complex you'll find shippers who will send your purchases to your home country by air or ship. They also do all the packing. The larger complex is probably on many acres, perhaps as much as 200 acres.
Written November 5, 2019
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I7333AKlynnd
Chiang Mai, Thailand3 contributions
Amazing wood carving!!!
Sep 2019
I was astounded by these people's art wood carving!! So much time and effort put into it!! Each piece a masterpiece!!
I've never seen this in my life before!! Absolutely a must-see!!
Written October 17, 2019
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