Bo Sang and Sankamphaeng Villages are among the old tourist spots of Chiang Mai which have got fame for their fine products -- umbrellas, Thai silk and cotton. Nowadays this route is dotted with manufacturing centres of silverware, wood carving, ceramics, weaving and embroidery as well.
(9 km. on Route 1006 / see Map of Chiang Mai City)
In this village of cottage industries, visitors can view young women in traditional costumes hand-paint silk and cotton umbrellas in various animal and floral designs. There are also craft shops selling various northern Thai handicrafts.
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This famous village, located 4 km. further down the same route, is the major production centre of Thai silk and cotton.
The good quality fabrics are woven by local folk on traditional wooden looms and are available in a wide variety of patterns.
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This is located 36 km. from town amid natural surroundings of trees and lush hills. The water has a high sulphur content and possesses curative and restorative properties. Accommodations, dining facilities and mineral water bathing rooms are available.
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