Inherited Craftsmanship Tour - 09.00am

From THB ฿620.00
  • Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code: PDEHSD

Observe skilled craftsmen plying their trade as you learn about Chiang Mai’s unique handicraft industry on this half-day tour. Explore various local workshops and factories that produce everything from lacquer-ware, gems, silk and cotton fabrics to furniture and other wooden artefacts.

From the comfort of your hotel, journey to the trendy Sankampaeng district, the centre of Thailand's handicraft productions, and discover its many fascinating workshops and factories. Watch locals demonstrate the intricate art of weaving silk by hand – a generations-old method – and learn about the involved processes and painstaking detail needed for silk production.

Next, venture through a renowned wood and furniture factory. Gain an understanding of the various processes involved in taking these items from raw material to finished pieces. At a local handicrafts centre, observe an exhibition of locally-made native costumes, jewellery and home novelties. See how the famous Saa-paper umbrellas are made from scratch.

Finish by wandering around the district. Mingle and interact with the locals and don't miss the opportunity to purchase mementos before returning to your hotel.



Highlights
  • Sankampaeng—Thailand's handicraft centre—factories & shops

  • Demonstration of high-quality local furniture-making

  • Learning about unique Saa-paper umbrella making

  • Opportunity to purchase high-end silk & cotton fabrics

  • Exhibit displaying locally made costumes & jewellery



Inclusions
  • Guided tour to handicraft factories at Sankampaeng district

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Chiang Mai hotel

  • Commentary in English



Exclusions
  • Drinks and snacks



Additional info

  • Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • Children aged 11 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.