Timings : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee If you want to paint an umbrella, you have to pay a fixed amount of THB 1100
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A medium sized village perched on the outskirts of Chiang Mai, Bo Sang Umbrella Village is a handicrafts village. Beautiful little paper umbrellas of different vibrant colours are made and sold here. These pretty canopies are a part of their heritage handicraft and are known for their quality, not just locally but internationally. The uniquely interesting village is a picturesque beauty, unlike any regular traditional market. Tourists can engage in an interaction with the villagers here to understand their lifestyles and their work. There are also workshops where one can learn the art of making these colorful little canopies.
Through the years the designs of these parasols have evolved with time. The floral patterns are often now replaced with scenes from the rural and local lives of the people. The other products sold at the Bo Sang Umbrella Village include handmade products made with sa paper (produced from the barks of mulberry trees) and cotton. In fact, the Bo Sang Umbrella Village is now seen as a cultural symbol of Chiang Mai because of this craft. Be it hand painted umbrellas, florally designed ones or tiny cocktail parasols, they are all available here.
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