Baan Dam Museum : Chiang Rai, Thailand

The Black House is a complex of 40 buildings, most made of dark teak wood, set in large, beautiful gardens. In Thai known as Baan Dam, meaning Black House, the buildings house a collection of paintings, sculptures, silver and gold items, animal bones and skins. The architecture of the Black House is a mix of Lanna, Laotian and South East Asian styles, both traditional and modern.

Baan Dam is the work of Thai artist Thawan Duchanee, who started the project in 1975 and lived in several of the houses. On the grounds are about 40 houses in various shapes and sizes built from wood, concrete, brick, glass and terracotta; most of them are in black. The Black House is set in large grounds with trees, rock gardens and sculptures.

The Black House opens daily from 9 am until 5 pm. The ticket counter is closed for lunch between 12 noon and 1 pm.

Baan Dam Museum
Location: 414 Moo 13 Nanglae, Muang, Chiang Rai 57100 Thailand

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