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Sa Paper & Umbrella Handicraft Center

99/16 Baan Nongkong, Sankampaeng Rd., Chiang Mai, Thailand
+66 53 338 414
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Such a fun place and artsy bamboo umbrellas

My traveling companions who had been here before clued us in on bringing T-shirts, a plain journal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sutherlin, Oregon
Not just umbrellas!

Little did we know all the great things this place had to offer. At the start you will meet... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Rodney, Canada
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99/16 Baan Nongkong, Sankampaeng Rd., Chiang Mai, Thailand
+66 53 338 414
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My traveling companions who had been here before clued us in on bringing T-shirts, a plain journal or passport wallet to have a painting painted onto them. I took a Chang Beer T-shirt and had a big dragon painted on the back for 300 baht,...More

Thank Gjfran
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Little did we know all the great things this place had to offer. At the start you will meet painters that will paint a design on you phone case, jeans you name it for 100 bahts, very cool. The products in the store were well...More

Thank TheBugGuy
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This was a fun stop. Amazing to see the umbrellas being made by hand. It makes you think about local crafts and what it takes to make them and the people behind the products. You can also get almost anything hand painted in just a...More

Thank Boywonder51
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting during a free afternoon. It is just a brief walk through the "process" of making sa paper and the umbrellas. It is amazing to see the old hand tools used to create each piece, like an oldschool assembly line. At the end...More

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This place is a taxi ride from town, but an interesting Thai adventure to the Sankampaeng district where there are some traditional Thai handicrafts such as umbrella making. We have been coming here for years to buy umbrellas to decorate our shop with...in many many...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

You can not leave Thailand without to know this process. Even though is focused in the tourism, is interesting to see how the umbrellas used to be created for centuries in Asia.

Thank RenatoCarneiro
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Went yesterday and very interesting umbrellas and paper all hand made. Lots to see and buy, nice for an hour.

Thank PomPomAnderson
Reviewed 5 November 2016

On a day full of stops at various local traditional handicrafts, the Sa Paper and Umbrella Handicraft Center was a highlight. I have been served and even perhaps used small paper drink umbrellas but never thought about where they came from. This factory was a...More

Thank YearInIndia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We needed an umbrella for a Christmas present (don't ask it's complicated), so our guide brought us here. I liked it because it's a working factory that is open to tourists, it's not polished, it's not smart, but you can see the process from bamboo...More

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This handicraft center was one of the few established tourist attractions in Chiang Mai (other than temples!) already four decades ago. It hasn't changed too much, but what has changed is that there are now so many other interesting things to see and do in...More

1  Thank Raintree_Thailand
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Hi, is it possible to find these umbrella handicraft somewhere in Bangkok?
16 April 2017|
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Could they host a person for a week to learn the art of umbrella making.
3 November 2016|
Response from Richard K | Reviewed this property |
Dear sir, Yes, you can learn how to make umbrella. making the umbrella is not the hard part easy to learn in a day or two. however the art on the umbrella that takes time to learn and practice...if you have experience with... More
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Hi! Does anyone know the dates for the next Umbrella Festival in January 2017 please?
7 March 2016|
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Response from Robert R | Reviewed this property |
The festival is held the third weekend of every January. Bo Sang is about 6 KM from downtown Chiang Mai.