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Baan Kang Wat artist village

Oh Chiang Mai. You keep surprising me over and over again. Even though it feels like it’s a such small city, as we keep bumping into the same people and feel like we’re taking the same roads everyday, there is so much to explore. Getting lost in the streets and finding new things through the web. My list of ‘cool places I visited in Chiang Mai’ is expanding like never before. Now, let me introduce you to one of my favourites. The Baan Kang Wat Artist Village.

So first when I found out about this, it seemed like a mission to get there. The village is located about 5km from the city center and I was being lazy riding my bike there. But then, on one of my mornings off cycling, I decided it was about time to go exploring again. Easier found than expected, we quickly arrived at the village. Moments of joy when walking in, because this was above my expectations.

So what is Baan Kang Wat exactly? It’s a little village filled with little cafés, restaurants, artist shops, markets and galleries. There’s veggie patches and an open air theater. It’s green and peaceful, but also vibrant and alive. It’s a happy place, and without any doubt a great place to escape the city or to get inspired. And above all, it’s the perfect spot to spend your Sunday afternoon.

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