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14-16 June, 2017 International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC) Chiang Mai, Thailand

Tour Programme


CT03 Spirit of Lanna Craftsmanship

Witness the true spirit of craftsmanship in Chiang Mai’s teak carving communities at Ban Kiw Lae Noi, Ban Thawai handicraft road and Ban Thip Manee’s stunning museum.

13.00 h
Leave for Ban Kiw Lae Noi, in San Pa Tong District and explore four villages of Ban Kiw Lae Noi which showcase excellent craftsmanship in different sculpture and decorative styles, ranging from elephant replicas, miniature elephant figurines, delicate flowers, to bas relief from Thai classical literature scenes. Participants can attend the workshop to carve out jewelry boxes and take them home.
16.00 h
Explore and be fascinated with wood products at Ban Thawai, Chiang Mai’s one of the most famous teak carving communities. As the origin of wood carving industry in Chiang Mai, Ban Thawai is quite popular for both Thais and foreigners who are in search of teak products. It offers high quality wood furniture, wood carvings, and local handicrafts with great variety of designs at very attractive prices.
15.00 h
Enjoy shopping among great selection of Thai clothes, ranging from tie-dye fabric to delicate embroidery.
16.00 h
Lend your hands to cook easy organic snack or decorate the place in local style at Meena rice-based cuisine (www.facebook.com/meena.rice.based). The restaurant serves very interesting rice menus with creativities and rich knowledge about rices.
17.30 h
Pay a visit to Ban Thip Manee’s Museum (www.baantipmanee.com) which showcases the best carvings art pieces by famous Thai craftsmen. Ban Thip Manee is the place where “Sala” or northern craftsmen meet and share their expertise. Visitors can roam to see how Sala works in carving teak patiently and their finish art pieces. Its museum houses the best and high valuable carving art pieces such as Suphannahong Royal Barge, Dancing Ladies, and Buddha statues. Photography is forbidden.
19.00 h
Get back to hotel.