Geography and Access
Baan Tawai village is situated approximately 15 kilometers south of Chiang Mai’s city center, making it easily accessible by various modes of transportation. Visitors can opt for a private car, tuk-tuk, songthaew (red trucks), or taxi. Alternatively, organized tours with transportation and English-speaking guides are available through travel agencies in Chiang Mai.
The Shopping Experience
The village features numerous shops, galleries, and showrooms where visitors can browse and purchase these unique handicrafts. Many establishments also offer custom-made products and allow visitors to watch the artisans at work, providing a fascinating insight into the traditional techniques and skills involved in creating these items.
In addition to the shops, Baan Tawai also hosts a weekend market where vendors set up stalls to sell an even wider variety of handicrafts, antiques, and local snacks.