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Baan Dam Museum

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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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 today via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the black house. The 40 or so buildings are set in beautiful grounds so it was also a perfect place to see with our toddler who could run around and explore freely. The entrance fee was 80bht per adult,...More

Thank Joanna M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

life-size musuem, art installation, shrine like building, great landscape, reasonable entrance fee, nuce environment, not far from city, worth a visit

Thank Pitakthai M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Thawan Duchanee spent over 50 years creating the Baan Dam (Black House) in his beloved province of Chiang Rai. It consists of 40 black buildings of varying shapes and sizes housing his truly unique collections of paintings, sculptures, gold, silver, animal bones, skins, horns and...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Huge area with art and gardens. Very relaxing and calm environment. A must see during you visit in Chiang Rai

Thank Erik N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second visit to this unique place. Its breathtakingly dark, eerie and beautiful. Imagine a viking barbarian conan movie set in a Thai style with a bit of Tim Burton thrown in the mix. Just come early as it gets overcrowded around midday

Thank Gavin S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thailand2018 !! Baan Dam Museum, Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand. Baan is House & Dam is Black is Thai, that's why popularly known with the tourists as BlackHouse Famous & legendary Thai Artist Thawan Duchanee created an impressive collection of skins, bones, teeth and a wide...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are a lot body part of animals. I don not like this museum, oit I my shows a folk dance to entrance. After, there are animals leather, skulls, bones, horns etc.

Thank Carlitos I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove down the road from Golden Triangle area to Chiang Mai and dropped off at this Museum, in short, the Black Temple (more popular). It is the home for a talented artist who made tons of creative art pieces and was renowned worldwide. A...More

Thank Edlileung
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating place so much to see well worth a visit we really enjoyed. Could be a bit slippery if it’s been raining

Thank VoylartSwansea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has many skulls, horns and animal skins. And there are many houses decorated in black colour and in traditional decoration. There are also some unique buildings around which exhibite the skulls of animals. The area is quite big and in green environment.

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6 October 2017|
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Response from Madan Gopal M | Reviewed this property |
there is no dresscode, it is not a temple but museum
5 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.