Attractions

Baan Jang Nak

Baan Jang Nak

Founded on 1985 by Mr. Phet Wiriya, who has a strongly passion on the art of wood carving. He was a student of the greatest wood carver in Lam Pang “Kum-ay DejDuangTa” who taught him about carving and suggested him to the beauty and meaningful spirit of Elephants.

After Phet finished learning with his teacher, he got a career in Bangkok to teach prisoner about wood carving. He later came back to his hometown and led a couple of his friends and students who also love and want to learn traditional Lanna Style woodcarving.

Phet started caved everything from earth to sky, animals, Fruits and vegetables, Scenery, Human sculpture, etc. and finally the only thing he love and happy to do was to carve elephant. He stopped everything and went to the zoo, elephant camp and everywhere that elephants live then took the pictures, sketched and drew the picture of elephants in many actions and postures. He also got a suggestion from a famous architect and art supporter, “Mr. Nidhi Satapitanond”, to the way to expressed himself into his work of arts.

On 1988, “Pra-yoon Janyawong” (1915), a famous columnist at that time, visited the house. He was very exciting to see a lot of elephant woodcarvings by Phet and his students. He named the place “Baan Jang Nak “, which means a house with full of elephants.

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Opening Hours : Monday - Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00
Tel : 053-446-891
​​​​​​​900 m from guesthouse

Mae Kampong

Mae Kampong
About 25km from guesthouse, hidden away in the emerald jungles above Rte 1317, the pocket-sized village of Ban Mae Kampong has become an offbeat retreat for travellers looking to escape the commercialism of Chiang Mai and rediscover the village way of life. Most visitors are introduced to the area on zipline tours with Flight of the Gibbon, but it's worth coming under your own steam to explore the village and the surrounding jungle.

Perched at an altitude of about 1300m, Ban Mae Kampong is locally famous as a centre for the production of mêeang (pickled tea leaves), and local coffee is sold at many small coffeeshops dotted along the road through the village. The steep road continues through the forest into Chae Son National Park, where you'll find waterfalls, hot springs and cottages in the woods.
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25 km from guesthouse

Sankampang Hot Springs

Sankampang Hot Springs
Sankampang Hot Springs, Chiang Mai is situated about 15 kilometers away from our guesthouse and about 36 kilometers from the city. The spring is located in the scenic surrounding of the spectacular hills and in the shelter of the large and shady trees. After visiting the factories on Sankampang road, and if you are in love with nature then head away from the tourist trail and visit the Sankampang Hot Springs. Sankampang Hot Springs in Chiang Mai hosts a spectacular lush green park spread over an area of 40-acre.The park has been beautifully landscaped and it has a vast range of beautiful flowers. Sankampang Hot Springs, Chiang Mai is opens from 8:00 in the morning till 4:30 in the evening. 

The entry fee was 100 baht and at the entrance you can buy quail and hens eggs in nest woven bamboo baskets to boil in special tanks within the park.  A basket of 4 eggs (with a small vial of soy sauce) for 20baht to cook in the Hot Springs.

The Sankampang Hot Springs is one of the Chiang Mai Parks and Gardens which is an ideal place to go for picnics. The several facilities in the park include camping area, swimming pool, restaurant dining, mineral water bathing room huts and various other amenities.
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Bo Sang

Bo Sang
Bo Sang is a village in San Kamphaeng district in the outskirts of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.

It is known for its handmade umbrellas and parasols, which are brightly coloured, and often decorated with floral motifs. Festivals are held every year and numerous decorated craft shops and stores exist along the main street in the village in the Lanna Thai style. During the festival time there are contests, The Miss Bo Sang beauty pageant is also held. In 2013 the 30th umbrella festival was held from the 18–20 January.

6 km from guesthouse
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San Kam Phaeng Walking Street

San Kam Phaeng Walking Street
Every Saturday ,The Chiang Mai-Sankhampaeng Road runs for 2 km from guesthouse to the north and is lined with factories and showrooms selling craft goods of all descriptions. Sankanpaeng is the most popular area for tourists to do their souvenir shopping and is very busy with tour buses throughout the year. The large numbers of tourists generally leads to locals to avoiding the area for fear of high prices but with knowledge of comparable goods elsewhere it is possible to negotiate reasonable prices.

There are an enormous variety of craft goods on offer. Each factory specialises in one craft and in many it is possible to see demonstrations of artisans and craftsmen at work. Some silk factories for example show the whole process from the rearing of silkworms to the fine finishing of the final product. Similarly,  jewellery shops have demonstrations of gem cutting, setting and polishing.
Factories on the Sankhampaeng Road specialise in silk, cotton, jewellery, silver, ceramics, lacquerware, leather, woodwork, furniture, reproduction and a few genuine antiques.
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Muang-On Cave

Muang-On Cave
For something totally different to see and do, try to fit in your trip a visit to Muang On Cave(18 Km From Guesthouse) system in the Chiang Mai area. This cave system is a fascinating place to visit.

Local stories say that in centuries past when the area around Muang On was being invaded, by Burmese and other invading armies, the local villagers would gather their belongings and ample supplies of food and hide out in the Muang-On Cave systems till things settled down. 

Muang On Cave is situated in the San Kamphaeng District, about 30km East of Chiang Mai near the Hot Springs. The road leading to Muang-On Cave winds it's way up the side of a hill to a small car park. There are several vendors selling food and souvenirs here and there is plenty of shaded seating available. If you do not have a water bottle, it is a good idea to grab a cold drink here as it can be a hot climb.

From the car park you have to climb up a steep Naga Serpent stairway, about 180 steps, before reaching the entrance to the cave. The entrance fee is 30THB and it goes towards the upkeep of the cave system. Check that the lights have been switched on before descending into some big caverns.

Once inside you have several steep staircases going down along with several flat walkways in between. All the way down you will pass by grottos dotted with shrines most of which are lit with fluorescent lights. When you reach the main cavern floor you will see a huge 30 foot long reclining Buddha. Look above the statue and see if you can see what some say is a fossilised dinosaur skeleton.

The Muang-On Caves are filled with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. There is a winding concrete pathway along the cavern floor allowing you to wander along till you finally reach the end of the caverns. All the way along the path you will see dozens more of the little shrines that have been erected over the decades.No need to duck your head moving around in this cave system as it if full of towering caverns and fluorescent lights artfully placed around to enhance the look and feel of natural rock formations.

Look for the  large seated Buddha statue sitting up on a ledge amidst stalactites. There is also a huge stalagmite some 30 feet high that has been turned into a shrine and creates an impressive effect when decorated in yellow and orange silk wraps. 

Take your time and wander all over the caverns as there are some fascinating sights along with lots of nooks and crannies to be found. Once you have finished exploring the caverns be prepared for the long climb back up the staircases to the cave entrance.

A visit to Muang On Cave is a great day trip especially if combined with a visit to the Hot Springs, and visits to the many handicraft centres and factories
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