Inherited Craftsmanship Tour - 09.00am
- 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.
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
Guided tour to handicraft factories at Sankampaeng district
Roundtrip transport to and from your Chiang Mai hotel
Commentary in English
Drinks and snacks
Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary.
Children aged 11 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.