Pick up times: Morning - 9.00 am
Type of tour:
Culture and Family Leisure
Pick up 9.00 am-1.30 p.m. approx. finish
Or at 1.00 pm - 5.30 pm.
Head to the Culture Route in the East of Chiang Mai to sightsee or shop in the handicraft and shopping villages or home industies. In the Umbrella Making Village most of the painters have never attended any art school. Instead they have learnt from their ancestors or they have received on the job training meaning they have practiced how to paint while they are at work. In the Silk Village you can learn how your comfortable silk sheets and clothing are created.
You will learn about the white silk worm and see the whole process such as how the silk worm is cared for, how it produces the silk through glandular secretion and the end stage where the silk is hand spun by local villagers. The tour can also include visits to workshops hand crafting silverware, lacquer ware, wood furniture or precious gem stones. Here you will also have the process for making these products explained to you.