Baan Dam Museum, Chiang Rai

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Part private collection, part public exhibition, Baan Dam Museum belonged to veteran local artist Thawan Duchanee (now deceased). Examine arrangements of Duchanee's artworks, displayed in a vast feast hall, and admire the many finely sculpted wooden buildings on the property, which are works of art unto themselves. Black is both a physical description of the buildings' predominant color scheme, and a symbolic description of the macabre art, which is heavy on animal skulls, skins, sculptures of demons, and racks of antique guns. Use our Chiang Rai trip planner to arrange your visit to Baan Dam Museum and other attractions in Chiang Rai.
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  • Black House is the world's largest collection of animal remains turned into furniture and art installations. Artist's home and art studio of Thawan Duchanee (Thai artist), the Black House now serves.....  more
    Black House is the world's largest collection of animal remains turned into furniture and art installations. Artist's home and art studio of Thawan Duchanee (Thai artist), the Black House now serves.....  more »
  • Ban Dam museum or the black house is an interesting place or perhaps a strange place is a more accurate description. There is no information of the intent of the different houses along the way, it is....  more
    Ban Dam museum or the black house is an interesting place or perhaps a strange place is a more accurate description. There is no information of the intent of the different houses along the way, it is....  more »
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  • Very nice place, peaceful and relaxing. The woodwork is really impressive! Entrance is 80thb only per person, and the size is quite big. You can plan 1h to visit all. Just miss some explanation because it's a little bit... Unique
  • Really liked this place, with its art, nice traditional buildings and nice garden space with benches to sit. Notice that many of the artworks in the main hall are interactive/AR via QR code and link to Instagram but there is nothing to explain that. Could even take some snacks and enjoy chilling in the shade in the garden.

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