Visit Sankampaeng and Bosang For Century Old Craftsmanship
Take a tour to Sankampaeng and Bosang for the most beautiful and amazing crafts for miles around. You will get to see how artisans create incredible works of art such as:
- Thai Silks
- Making Umbrellas (the leading specialty)
While learning how these artists create amazing items, you might wish to pick up some outstanding bargains that come directly from these manufacturers. If you are in the market for Northern Thai items, you must come to Sankampaeng and Bosang. Browse an assortment of wonderful items while you enjoy learning so much about these manufacturers and their beautiful items.
About Chiang Mai Handicraft
Chiang Mai is a primary center for the highest quality of handicrafts in Thailand. The village of Sankampaeng is surrounded with small cottages that are also factories and workshops for artists to create wonderful works of art. Visitors are welcome to stop by and watch these people create their crafts. Pickup skillfully created workmanship as a gift for someone special or as a wonderful memento for your visit. You will not be disappointed with any item you purchase.
Here is a breakdown of some of the crafts you will have the opportunity to watch being made and purchase:
Silks and Textiles:
The Chiang Mai area is famous for their silks and other hand-woven textiles, created mainly by the hill tribes. Kamphaeng is the leading place for you to find an enormous selection of these silks and fabrics. You will have the opportunity to purchase custom made clothes at an incredible savings.
Bo Sang is the leading umbrella village on the road of San Kamphaeng. Peruse beautifully hand painted umbrellas made from delicate Sa paper. Sa paper is produced from the bark of the mulberry tree. Along with umbrellas, you will find other hand painted products such as fans in an array of designs and prices. All these products are created from Sa paper for the most beautiful products anywhere.
Woodcarvings and Furniture:
For those of you interested in woodcarvings and furniture, you will find woodcarvings that are traditional to northern Thai art, found on many of the temples in the region. Beautiful woodcarvings have become so popular, over the years, that this art form is now incorporated on to furniture, tableware, decorative items and souvenirs. One of the most popular decorative items are their exquisitely carved elephants.
Lacquer-ware are beautiful, wooden or bamboo items layered in black lacquer and gorgeously adorned with golden designs. This has been a very popular and well-known art form throughout the entire world.
Celadon is a ceramic of soft green or blue tones and are unique to the area. These ceramics include dinner sets, lamp bases and an assortment of decorative items.
Some of the very finest silverware in the world is created here in Chiang Mai. Passed down from generation to generation of silversmiths, their skills are stunning. These silverware items are must to be seen.
Sa Paper Products (Mulberry):
The Chiang Mai region is famous for their large assortment of Sa Paper Products from the Mulberry tree. Fine stationery, note cards, bags, boxes, photo frames, lanterns and notebooks, to name only a few. These wonderful items come in a variety of colors and wonderful designs from mulberry paper sheets.
These exquisite items are handmade from natural fiber and, in many cases, decorated with flower and natural leaves. Sa paper sheets are also used as gift-wrapping and many other decorative purposes.
Take a day from your busy life and enjoy a relaxing moment to see century old craftsmanship created before your very eyes.
- Private transportation by comfortable air con vehicle
- Visit to gem, silk, umbrella, silverware, lacquerware, and wood manufactures
- Registered English speaking guide
- Personal expenses
- Tips to Guides, Drivers etc..
- Meals not listed in the inclusions