Enjoy a half-day arts and crafts tour through Chiang Mai. Discover the recently restored capital of Wiang Kum Kam, once King Mangrai's capital city. Visit Muang Kung pottery village and see Thailand's largest woodcarving center at Baan Tawai.
What to Expect
Tour Chiang Mai's craft hotspots, and discover the traditional techniques of the region's potters and wood carvers, beginning with an exploration of the restored settlement of Wiang Kum Kam.
Wiang Kum Kam was an early settlement that became King Mangrai's capital in the late 13th century. Flooding forced King Mangrai to move, but its original location remained important until the river changed course and buried the site in mud. Wiang Kum Kam was restored as a historical park during the 1980s, and it's set in a beautiful area surrounded by rice paddies and village houses.
Continue onward to Muang Kung, one of Thailand's most well-known pottery villages, before heading to Baan Tawai which, along with its nearby towns, forms the largest woodcarving center in Thailand.
Dozens of small workshops and factories produce imitation antiques and immense wooden elephants that are sold throughout the country. Bargains are plentiful, and if you spot a sculpture that you'd like to take home with you, larger shops provide packing and shipping services.
- Admission fees
- Meals as specified
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses and other services
Know Before You Go
Tours with guides speaking languages other than English are available on request and are subject to a surcharge.
Please note that pick-up and drop off for The Four Seasons Resort and Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi are available for an additional cost.
Children's rates apply to children under 12 only and accompanied with a minimum of 2 full-paying adults.