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Baan Dam Museum

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Thawan Duchanee (September 27, 1939 - September 3, 2014) was a Thai contemporary painter, architect and sculptor with an international reputation. In 2001, this notable artist was given the price by the Office of the National Culture Commission of...more
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414 Moo 13, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand
+66 83 336 5333
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting collection of 40 houses filled with animal bones and skins and phallic symbols. Thawan Duchanee may be a famous artist but if this is his inspiration his are is limited.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pickleinwimbledon
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I like taxidermy, I like creepy things, but this place is just boring. There is one or two interesting things, but that's it. There is about 40 small houses with displays, but not even half of them was open. Very dissappointing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Katarzyna P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very quaint place to visit with snakes skins all over the tables and chairs. Plus live Asian Pythons.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rob G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Baan Dam (or ‘Black House’ as it is alternatively known). Like the White Temple, this is an iconic Chiang Rai site, a collection of wood buildings featuring works by Thawan Duchanee and other contemporary Thai artists, set in lush green surroundings. Duchanee spent more than...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank neilhassall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit! Such an escape from all the other temples. This is something really different.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank iyano783
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the Temple in the City of Art that you can visit. Baan Dam or Black House Artist Thawan Duchanee created an impressive collection of skins, bones, teeth and taxidermy of a wide array of animals.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PVA_Thailand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first feeling when looking at the objects on display is revulsion. This is due to the extremely large amounts of animal remains on display. I estimate by the time we looked in each room, we had seen the remains of thousands of various creatures....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average visit if recommend to club it with white n blue temple. If you’re into wooden arts then you’ll love the place. Do try ice cream in parking lot ..

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KaiPal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see and smeel the death, go there ! So much animals died, you can see skins and bones with Buddha ! Shells etc. Any respect of the nature. I respect all choice, but I wanted to have this information before to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anaelle S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was included in our package to the black house and by the time we arrived, it was already very crowded. We went to the main hall after entering the place and saw a number of art pieces that were made of the remains of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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6 October 2017|
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Response from MadanGopalM | Reviewed this property |
there is no dresscode, it is not a temple but museum
6 November 2015|
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Response from peberpigen | Reviewed this property |
about 13 km from chiang rai, opposite direction of the white temple. (yin and yang between the artist with chiang rai in the center )
9 March 2015|
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Response from Darlene47 | Reviewed this property |
Open 0900 hours until 1200 hours then they close for lunch. Reopen at 1300 hours and close for the day at 1700 hours. Washrooms, eatery/snacks and gift shop on premises, no admission fee.