House of National Artist Thawan Duchanee

If you have ever been to Chiang Rai then you have probably visited the White Temple. But have you ever visited a place which is the complete opposite? Literally! This collection of interesting buildings is at a place called Baan Dam or Black House in English. It is the work of National Artist Thawan Duchanee. The grounds include nearly 40 small black houses made of wood, glass, concrete, bricks or terracotta in various unique styles and design. Inside them are his collections of paintings, sculptures, animal bones, skins, horns and silver and gold items from around the world.

1 comment for “House of National Artist Thawan Duchanee

  1. Richard Engelhardt
    June 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Where exactly (address and phone number, please) is Ban Dam located. I am in Chiang Rai and would like to visit.

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