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“Good if your stay 2weeks in chiangmai otherwise saturday nigh market”
Review of Baan Tawai Village

Baan Tawai Village
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

I Have Been there for the last three weekends in a row, you can find whatever you want, Thai teak houses, handycrafts etc, many times you have to deal with prices because they are overpriced. If you wanna buy a cushion cover they will ask you 250 bahts, but if you turn your back they wanna deal with you so you can get it for 150 or less. Even if you wanna buy 10 pair of pants they give you 50 or 60% of original price. Always ask for 30or40% discount. Most of the times they will give it to you. For carved teak wood stuff I suggest not buy it here is expensive, 2x of original price. If you wanna buy it go to angtomg village. Good and better prices

2  Thank lotrav12
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Visited this place before last year and compared to when I visited yesterday was quite different.

We felt like there were more variety of products last year. It was very quiet yesterday and when we wanted to make a purchase, the trader was nowhere to be found.

Still, we loved the place and its products but hoping there would be more unique and variety of products as it used to be.

If you have enough time then visit the place but I wouldn't say it is a must visit.

Thank Ann W
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

If you like wood carvings, wooden toys, wood handicrafts, wooden furniture, wooden picture frames, wooden spoons, anything wooden.... this is the place for you! Hundreds of shops selling pretty much anything wooden that you can imagine (and many things you'd never imagine on your own!). The place can actually be quite overwhelming because there are so many shops, but it's rarely crowded and there's enough variety in the shops that you could easily spend half a day there. Seek out some of the specialty shops showcasing more artistic handifcrafts. Look hard and you can still find some authentic antiques, but there are also more than a few "antiques made to order." Along the road before arriving at Baan Tawai, there are dozens of stand alone furniture shops, including some selling fabulous selections of antique Chinese, Thai, and Burmese furniture. Suggest to rent a red truck or taxi to take you to Baan Tawai and stand by to take you back to Chiang Mai at your convenience. Cost should be between 500 and 1,000 baht, depending on the vehicle rented and your bargaining skills.

3  Thank Raintree_Thailand
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Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

After reading the reviews i was looking forward to going to this village and was quite disappointed. Its great that everything is handmade but once youve been into one shop youve seen it all as everywere sells pretty much the same stuff.

Thank Amy J
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Plenty of wooden handicrafts and timber furniture to see & buy. We have purchased quite a few items from paintings to carvings and bedside tables. Being a market you can negotiate a little on price. There are also lots of stalls selling silk and smaller items that can be seen at some of the other markets.
What sets this market apart is the furniture, wood carvings and traditional Thai paintings available there. Be careful as we purchased an item that had white ants in it that were still alive & we had to dispose of it. Nice coffee, drinks, some fruit and ice creams there, but very little in the way of food for westerners.

2  Thank David H
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