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13) Baan Tawai
Baan Tawai is the village of wood-carving handicrafts. It has been known as the major cultural attraction of Chiang Mai for Thai and foreign tourists. For forty years, the art of wood carving has been passed down from generation to generation. During BE 2500-2505, the first three villagers, Pho Naan Daeng Puntusa, Pho Jaima Inkaew and Pho Huen Puntusart had left Baan Tawai to learn how to carve at Nomsilp, a manufacture shop on Wua Lai Street, Chiang Mai Gate. They brought their new found skill back to Baan Tawai. The village gradually became renowned for its woodcarving expertise.
Baan Tawai village was awarded OTOP Tourism Village of Thailand because of its unique character as the wood carving village. For a long time it became the center for various kinds of handicrafts and the largest handicraft village of Thailand. Baan Tawai has also earned world-wide reputation from its skills and craftsmanship for decades. At present, a wide variety of good quality wood carvings and other decorative items e.g. wood carving, wood-strips, gold leaf wood, antique wood, silverware, lacquer ware, hand-woven textile, basketry and earthenware, can be found in Baan Tawai at Baan Tawai handicraft Center and Baan Tawai Song Fang Klong Center. The best quality and bargains of wood carving items can be found in Baan Tawai.
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