Baan Dam Museum, Chiang Rai

#1 of 7 in Museums in Chiang Rai
Art Museum · Museum
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.
Create an itinerary including Baan Dam Museum

Tours to Baan Dam Museum

Baan Dam Museum reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
2,574 reviews
  • It's not a museum, it's not a temple. It is completely different from what you can see in Thailand. It is a garden composed of black houses, structures and works, created by Thawan Duchanee, the...  more »
  • The Black House is a museum housing the work of art of its founder Thawan Duchanee. It is also known as BaanDam and is situated about 12 km from Chiang rai. It’s often labelled as the White Temple’s.....  more »
  • A very interesting museum in lovely well kept grounds. Close to the main area of Chiang Rai township. Easy free parking. The sign directing you to the toilets is an interesting display...and maybe for the more broad minded lol! I did take a photo but maybe it's not suitable to post here.
  • I liked so much this museum. Everything was amazing, from the first step. Too many people prefer don't take the chance to get it but I'll recommend to my friends and travellers. If you compare with temples or big buddhas is true that is not a marvellous but I think that the main reason was to built a hotel but it didn't work 🤣🤣 but still cool

Plan your trip to Chiang Rai

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.