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Baan Dam Museum

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Thawan Duchanee (September 27, 1939 - September 3, 2014) was a Thai contemporary painter, architect and sculptor with an international reputation. In 2001, this notable artist was given the price by the Office of the National Culture Commission of...more
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414 Moo 13, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand
+66 83 336 5333
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one interesting museum. The Black House as it is called, is spread over a large area. The architecture of the buildings is worth viewing, though all are in black. The main building has an assortment of things ranging from the bust of the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank reenakandal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not worth the trek. It is a strange museum, with little to see. Very repetitive. Not well kept. Eclectic mix of animal skulls and pelts and horn chairs. Still don't understand this museum.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The buildings are very beautiful, it's strange but fascinating, the only thing I didn't like were all the animals he must have killed to create it.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well had heard a great del of information about the Black house and really it was not a place for me however, I can see numbers of people loving this place. Paid 80 baht to go in, no English brochure, lots of walking, one very...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 2mumies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there because it was one of the main attractions in Chiang Rai, but ended up wasting 2x80 baht (entrance fee). First of all, this “museum” is located quite far from the city center. Secondly, I don’t understand why they put an entrance fee...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mllezarouuz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like weird and Unique this is a beautiful Place to go and see. The shapes of the houses are awesome. Great design of the artist.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank CapriRebel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we read the reviews - dead animals and in your face erotica - and nearly didn't bother. I am SO glad we did. For me the point was none of that but the breathtaking beauty of the composition and curation inside and out. Symmetry...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Baan Si Dum is a unique site. It was the home of a local artist who was obsessed by dead animals and their parts. He furnished the different cottages, which composes the rooms of his destructured home with corns, leathers, eggs, bones and teeth....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stefano S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a large site with various buildings to explore and look at. The architecture is stunning as are the grounds around the buildings. The prolific use of animal parts for furniture does not "thrill" me. (It's like an animal graveyard). There are also many...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the architecture but wasn't keen on the art based around bones and dead animals. There also wasn't a lot of information in English. That could have helped me understand things better. I had to do an Internet search to get the general idea...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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October 5, 2017|
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Response from MadanGopalM | Reviewed this property |
there is no dresscode, it is not a temple but museum
November 5, 2015|
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Response from peberpigen | Reviewed this property |
about 13 km from chiang rai, opposite direction of the white temple. (yin and yang between the artist with chiang rai in the center )
March 9, 2015|
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Response from Darlene47 | Reviewed this property |
Open 0900 hours until 1200 hours then they close for lunch. Reopen at 1300 hours and close for the day at 1700 hours. Washrooms, eatery/snacks and gift shop on premises, no admission fee.