Baan Tawai Wood Crafts

20km south of the city centre Baan Tawai, home to Chiang Mai’s woodcarving villages, is simply the best place to buy antique reproductions, home furnishing and decorative art made from wood. Many of the fantastic items sold in Bangkok, Phuket and Samui are produced right here and by going straight to the source you can get really good deals. Even if you’re not interested in shopping, a trip to Ban Tawai just to watch the artisans and craftsmen at work is worth it.