Baandam Museum

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Located at 414, Mu 13, Tambon Nang Lae. Covering over 100 rai, it comprises more than 25 buildings of pure and applied northern architectural styles. Belonging to the Thai National Visual Artist Thawan Duchanee, Baandam Museum exhibits folk art of local artists from the past to the present together with a large collection of rare folk appliances from the old days. Most of the buildings are in black and elaborately decorated with woodcarvings and animal horns like buffaloes, antlers, as well as, elephant bones, etc.

To get there: From the provincial city of Chiang Rai, take the Chiang Rai – Mae Chan Road for 10 kilometers, pass the Chiangrai Rajabhat University, and about 100 meters from the Serm Suk Company. Then, turn left at the sign, Soi 1, the entrance to Ban Mae Pu Kha, Mu 13, for about 200 metres. The Museum is on the left-hand side. Opens daily from 09.00 a.m. – 05.00 p.m. (Closed at 12.00 –01.00 p.m.). A letter is required for group visitors in advance. For more details, Tel. 0 5377 6333, 08 3336 5333 www.thawan-duchanee.com

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