The Lost Treasures of Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai has been the centre for the finest handicraft one can find in Thailand. The source of all these pieces of art is often forgotten as the real communities where traditions and techniques to come to these beautiful souvenirs are left aside.
• Diving deep in the authentic side of arts and crafts
• Gain a back-stage insight in artisan communities
• Watch how families are keeping traditions alive
• Get introduced in the art of handicraft making
• Tour one of the leading museums in Chiang MaiItinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre, Prapokklao Road T. Sriphum, A. Muang, Chiang Mai Thailand
Commencing from a central meeting point in Chiang Mai, your guide for the day will welcome you before starting with the first visit. We first visit the Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre; this is the heart of all activities related to the art and cultural scene in northern Thailand.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At:
Wat Puak Taem, 15 Samlan Soi 7, Tambon Phra Sing, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
After an extensive tour, we head to the Puak Tam Community, situated around Puak Tam Temple. It is a community that produces tired umbrella, long-handed ceremonial umbrella, and brassware. You observe tiered umbrella production at one of the artisan’s houses as well get up and close with producing long brass fingernails for Thai Traditional Dance performances.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Wat Muen San Temple, Wualai Road, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand
Continue to the Muen Sarn Community. This community has been recognized as the village where talented silversmiths from the old Lanna period for more than 2 centuries perform their unique skills of making silverware have been passed on generation to generation till today. Explore the community by foot to see lifestyles of the locals and see artisans making silverware in their house.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Wat Nantaram, Amphoe Chiang Kham, Chiang Kham Thailand
Before we explore the Nantaram community, we are warmly welcomed by a local family for a very local, yet delicious lunch. The use of freshest ingredients will only be used for a food feast that only local communities can deliver.
After lunch, we head into the community itself. The local artisan group “Professional Lacquerware Group of Nantaram”, situated inside Nantaram Temple, will have tales and stories aplenty about the community and how the group came about as well as their missions and the protection of the craftsmanship that has been inherited from their ancestors. You are welcome to join the group and get your hands on creating your lacquerware. Basic techniques will be used and of course, your result is your own to bring home as a souvenir.
At around 3 pm, we head back to the Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre as the final stop of this day.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"This tour is operated on private basis with an English-speaking guide only."
"Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults"
"This excursion does not include return transfers from and to your booked accommodation. Customers are requested to get to the meeting point well ahead in time of the starting time on own arrangement. Should customers prefer to have a pre-arranged transfer included, supplements apply."
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant."
"Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself."
"Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this."
"Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power."
"The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles."
"In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions."
"It is the responsibility of the customer to reach the meeting point for this excursion at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of this excursion. Failure to do so may result in 100% cancellation charges / no refunds."
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 6 Hours
Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center, Prapokkloa Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Cancellations and refunds:
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.