Many people overlook Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Center because of its name as a ‘graft center’; however, this center has more than the exhibition of crafts, the demonstration of craft manufacture or the center to develop craftsmanship. This is because this craft center has other activities for all family members to enjoy.
This craft center was established in accordance with the idea of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, and was officially opened in A.D. 1984, with the objective to train local people on Thai arts and crafts so that they can generate additional revenues and conserve Thai arts.
At present, the center has more than 30 departments such as basketry department, porcelain department, leather department, wood furniture department, royal court doll department, glass blowing department, carving department, embroidery department and weaving department. Visitors can visit any of these departments as they wish everyday except Mondays, from 09:00 to 16:00.
Other interesting parts of Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Center are as follows.
In addition, Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Center is located by Chao Phraya River, and thus has a space that is set as a park for visitors to sit and chill out. This place will tempt everyone to spend his entire day inside.
Location: On No. 3309 Highway (Bang Pa-in – Bang Phun), Chang Yai Sub-districct, Bang Sai District, around 15 kilometers from Bang Pa-in Beltway
Contact Information: Telephone Numbers: +66-35-366-253, +66-35-366-402