Baan Tawai and BAN ROI AN PHAN YANG
Baan Tawai is the village of wood-carving handicrafts. It has been known as the major cultural attraction of Chiangmai for Thai and foreign tourists. The best quality and bargains of wood carving items can be found in Baan Tawai.
At present, a wide variety of wood carvings and other decorative items e.g. wood carving, wood-strips, gold leaf wood, antique wood, silverware, lacquer ware, hand-woven textile, basketry and earthenware, can be found in Baan Tawai at Baan Tawai handicraft Center and Baan Tawai Song Fang Klong Center.
Ban Roi An Phan Yang is a private museum devoted to a large collection of wood crafts. The museum has been established from the strong passion and the intention to preserve traditional Lanna art and culture. Charuay Na Sunthorn exhausted his personal saving to collect and set up this museum to display wood crafts, mainly from teak wood, made by highly skilled Lanna craftsmen.
When stepping in the museum, visitors will be dazzled by the exquisiteness and magnificence of handmade wood crafts. Some are incredibly carved to 3 dimensional figures.