Bann Phor Liang Meun

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Bann Phor Liang Meun
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Gardens • Art Museums
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Brian de Riancho
Hawaii344 contributions
Solo
OK, first: mosquitoes HATE Tiger Balm, Icy Hot, Golden Cup balm....any balm that relieves muscle pain with methyl salicate....available at every pharmacy in SE Asia in one form or another. So please don't waste your money on bottles of mosquito repellent that smell nasty & wash off in sweat or water. Having said that, you WILL need a lot of it here because it is the most mosquito-infested place around. Put it all around your ankles, tops of your hands, and sides of neck. Yes, I'm extremely experienced in avoiding being mosquito food. Heed.

But I am not saying that to discourage you. Definitely go. It is absolutely beautiful. Bring a camera; they ask a modest 20 baht donation for taking pictures of the hundreds of gorgeous terra cotta statuary.

And if you are crazy about their art like I am, take a trip to their factory & main grounds in LAMPHUN, about 30 minutes outside Chiang Mai. Even better. Getting a bus from CM to LP is easy, and it drops you off very close to the motorbike taxi stand that will take you there. Be SURE to have the complete name, address & telephone number of the site in hand; never expect any taxi driver to know any place you want to go.

Their website is Art Terra Cotta dot com (I hope that's OK to include)

So they have TWO locations, and THIS one in CM is a relaxing display garden (closed Sundays, I believe) and is NOT their main site, which almost nobody goes to, but is very nice & worth about 2 hours of ambling around. I loved them both.
Written February 9, 2016
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JoshShoeString
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia895 contributions
Couples
I agree with the previous reviewer that there's confusion between Baan Phor Liang Meun’s Terra-Cotta Arts and Clay Studio Coffee In The Garden. The Clay Studio Coffee is a cafe set in a garden full of terracotta statues, bas reliefs etc while the city showroom of Baan Phor Liang Meun’s Terra-Cotta Arts is just across the small lane directly opposite. I believe they belong to the same owner as it's fairly obvious. In addition, there's the factory of Baan Phor Liang Meun’s Terra-Cotta Arts which is located outside of Chiang Mai, as per described by another previous reviewer. This is confirmed by the information on their website.

We were impressed by the unique ambiance, what more the food which was quite excellent. The coffee is really good!

Nice place to chill out in the afternoon or have lunch under the foliage of the big trees in the garden amidst the ancient looking terracotta statues & bas reliefs.
Written November 26, 2015
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AomFred
Phuket Town, Thailand55 contributions
Couples
The showroom is almost a museum. Full with the most beautiful terra cotta decorations. Have a look also in the garden, careful slippery. Huge garden with wall panels, statues, buddhas, part of the Ramayana. Don't forget your camera!
Written November 24, 2015
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EarlyRetirementAbroa
Princeton, NJ2,927 contributions
Couples
I think there is confusion on TripAdvisor between Baan Phor Liang Meun’s Terra-Cotta Arts and Clay Studio Coffee In The Garden.

The café is an amazing place. Baanb Phor Liang Meun’s Terra-Cotta Arts, the factory, which is across the street from the café, does not serve any food, so don’t be confused. It is a little shop or art gallery.

Lots of terracotta items, some of them are nice and some items are a typical kitsch. Lovely people work here… and that is all what I can say about the place.

If you on a schedule in Chiang Mai, then skip Baan Phor Liang Meun’s Terra-Cotta Arts but do not skip Clay Studio café!!!
Written November 25, 2015
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Ardy
San Jose, CA28 contributions
We were entranced just walking by the place. It looked like someone had restored an ancient brick mansion. And had put a coffee shop in a beautiful adjoins garden.

In reality, it is new construction made to look old by using old style materials. It is a nice effect, but just not what it seems, The coffee is served in a beautiful garden. But the coffee was nothing special. And once you understand that it is a faux imitation, rather than a restoration... it lost some of its charm for us.

But it is in a nice neighborhood for walking about... and although it is a created environment, never the less it is pleasant for what it is.
Written December 24, 2019
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Justina L
Manchester, UK5 contributions
Couples
Went there as recommended by my friend to be a perfect place to chill and enjoy an impressive garden during the heat. We sat down at one of the tables but left 2 minutes later as we saw at least 5 rats running around. Other people seemed to not care about them, however as a squeamish person I couldn't even think of staying there any longer.
Written January 25, 2018
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mollydolly856
17 contributions
Solo
I really enjoyed my afternoon here. I took some time to walk around the garden and enjoy the sculptures and hidden treasures in every corner. I sat for a bit with a book by the fountain and had a coffee. It began to rain so I relocated under an umbrella and someone moved by bike under a shelter for me!

It was a serene place and I didn't mind getting stuck in the rain here.
Written July 10, 2015
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spopey15
Sydney, Australia2,762 contributions
Couples
This is a magical place - a green, shaded oasis in the southern part of the Old City, where you can sit and gaze upon the assembled terracotta figures, wander amongst them or have a coffee. Once inside the wall you feel like you are far away from the hurrying traffic of Chiang Mai. It is hard to imagine you are right inside the city.

The figures are lined up, piled up, leaning all over the place, some cracked and broken. They are, however, all manufactured new, and aged with mossy growth. They are all for sale, and it was tempting, even though they would have attracted a steep fee to have posted home.

The cafe is good, with the usual smoothies and coffee, and the tables are scattered around so you can sit amongst the garden. There are magazines on the tables to browse. While we were there the sprinkler was on, a welcome addition of misty rain to keep everything cool and green. Entry is free - it is after all a shop - but there is an invitation to drop a few baht in a box for the privilege of taking photos. This is not at all compulsory, and we did it happily, because we spent a good hour there taking many lovely photos.
Written February 7, 2015
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Suchada S
Ko Kret, Thailand171 contributions
Couples
This coffee house is the same place as Clay Studio Coffee in the Garden. Amazing ancient terracotta art decoration. Highly Recommend.
Written August 21, 2018
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chiangmaicharlies
Chiang Mai, Thailand5,615 contributions
Solo
A reasonably sized garden full of beautiful terra-cota statues. A fabulous place to just go, sit and relax. Many read books or use their devices there. There is a good restaurant in the corner near the main entrance. Many shaded areas. A wealth of statues worth investigating.

Note that there is currently a lot of building work going on in the garden area and the number of visitors is increasing steadily so it may be less quiet in the future.

It is situated just behind the Chiang Mai Gate market on the inside of the moat on the south side. If going from the market, find the narrow soi behind the market and head west; it is on the left and easily recognizable.
Written March 3, 2016
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