Start with an exploration of Wiang Kum Kam, which used to be a settlement around 1287-1290, under the reign of the King Meng Rai. In the 1980s, the area was restored as a historical park and is today a very pleasant rural area nearby Chiang Mai, and surrounded by paddies and village houses. Continue to Muang Kung (about 45 mins outside of Chiang Mai), which is one of Northern Thailand's most well-known pottery villages. Finally, just in the South of the city centre lies Baan Tawai, which together with the nearby towns, form the largest woodcarving center in Thailand. On both sides of the road stand dozens of small workshops and massive factories that produce most of the antiques and immense wooden elephants sold throughout the country.
corazon m, Feb 2018
Nice to see the crafts on how they are made. Our tour guide Nini and our driver were both fun and efficient! highly recommend them
Rachael M, Jan 2018
This tour was amazing!
Chaia, Jan 2018
This was the best tour. We ended up doing all of our souvenir shopping at all the factories and everything we bought was super high quality. Plus, it was great to buy products directly from the people making them, rather than through a chintzy shop. So awesome!
Dale C, Oct 2016
Thai workmanship is amazing. The skills and dedication of the artists we meet was worth the visit. You can cater the tour to suit what you want to see, but we highly recommend the wood work/carving and the pottery. Both give you a great appreciation for the amount of time and effort involved in producing the fine products you see. We didn't feel pressured to buy anything, which probably meatour.more
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