Discover why Chiang Mai is known as ‘The Creative City of Thailand’. Visit the city’s top contemporary art gallery and admire the works of talented local artisans. Continue to the Elephant Parade House for a hands-on art experience that raises money to preserve Thailand’s elephant population.
Creative Chiang Mai - Half Day
You will be picked up at either 08:30 or 13.30. Get in touch with Thailand’s creative community with this unique Chiang Mai art tour.
Head to Nimmanhemin, a hip student district near the University of Chiang Mai (CMU). Visit the University’s Contemporary Art Gallery, a multi-level gallery that displays the works of famous local artists as well as many up-and-coming artists. Meet with one-such artist who will share their personal story as well as provide expert insight into the world of Thai modern art.
Take a break at a local café, choosing from one of the many eclectic cafés that fill the Nimmanhemin neighbourhood. Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee while people watching and learning about student life in Chiang Mai.
Continue the arts exploration with a trip to Elephant Parade House for a hands-on activity. Paint and decorate a miniature elephant statue. Part of a worldwide organization, Elephant Parade House gets celebrities and renowned artists to paint these mini-elephants then auctions them off to raise money for elephant conservation. This fun, interactive experience supports a good cause and provides a memorable souvenir from Thailand’s creative scene.
With a custom-made elephant in hand, the arts adventure ends with a drive back to the hotel.
- CMU Art Gallery is closed on Mondays and public holidays
- Please check with Chiang Mai operations as the current display at CMU.
- Recommended maximum group size of 6 as the coffee shop may get crowded and seats hard to find.
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