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 lacquerware, gems, silk, and cotton fabrics to furniture and other wood products.
From the comfort of your hotel, journey to the trendy Sankampaeng district, the center of Thailand's handicraft productions, and discover its many workshops and factories. Watch locals demonstrate the intricate art of weaving silk by hand—a generations-old method—and learn about the comprehensive and detail-oriented process of silk production.
Next, venture through a renowned wood and furniture factory. Gain an understanding of the various processes that take these items from raw material to finished pieces. At a local handicrafts center, observe an exhibit displaying locally made native costumes, jewelry, 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.