Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Royal Thai Handicraft Center - Bangkok (Thailand)


The next stop after Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, we were told by the tour guide that 30 minutes is allocated for browsing or purchasing handicrafts in Royal Thai Handicraft Center. First and foremost, I stood outside to watch the skillful but emotionless artists crafting the pieces, thereafter into the showroom for a leisurely walk to see the huge collection of wood crafts while being informed by the staff that the small pieces will be neatly packed to carry back whereas the bigger pieces can be shipped to the given address. For a seasonal traveller like me, I definitely was not interested in buying. My house is already like a mini museum, hardly any space on the walls, in fact some of the souvenirs purchased from other countries are just collecting dust. So, just to kill time, I continued walking and came out of the centre to wait for the rest before returning to the hotel.



















So, it is like this with such a visit in a tour. Obviously spending, though I must admit the things are impressively crafted.

 


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26 comments:

  1. AmaIng how they still craft it by hand. Really lovely. If am there i think i cannot resist buyinh some small items home

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  2. wow wish i could visit this place nava.. i too admire artist.. who should really praise their work..

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  3. Very very lovely Thailand, it reminds me the kadhi in South India. Very beautiful and lovely. I wish I could visit Thailand sometime...

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  4. Interesting wood carving and natural theme products.

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  5. amazing to see such intricate and perfect craft work...thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Beautiful pics Nava. Its the same with me I admire this craft. Thank you for sharing

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  7. Wow! beautiful!! I've seen this art at Bali :).. they are so talented :)

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  8. Intricately carved wood work!! I in specific, liked the resting elephant, very nicely carved and detailed out.
    Also the furnishings are looking royal and majestic, Im sure it costs a bomb int he pocket!
    The skin care products kinda reminds me of, the shop "Fab India", Anytime in India - do visit this shop chain! You will love it.
    Very nice clicks, Nava!
    I know, when the tummy is growling it is really hard to get on with the rest, HaHa!!

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  9. their art work is amazing! a lot of patience is required.

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  10. Awesome pics .. Makes me think how talented people are , they need a lot of patience

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  11. Love the carvings...especially the elephants. Will certainly be carting a few of such elephant carvings home in my next trip to Thailand.

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  12. Wonderful clicks Nava ,thanks for sharing,such a visual treat,love the cute elephants.

    last one is really mesmerising.

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  13. Very nice pictures,I am crazy about carved elephants, wish I could make a trip to that place. Beautiful.

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  14. Wow! Such intricate handcraft! This is amazing! I want to go ASAP! :)
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  15. beautiful place...bangkok...nice clicks..love all the hand crafts..especially love 4th elephant craft,,so cute and natural.

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  16. such beautiful, fine work! i went to thailand on my honeymoon, and was just in awe of the beautiful nature, temples, artwork etc there. enjoy your trip, you lucky duck!

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  17. So beautiful those elephants look so realll.

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  18. Amazing woodwork. I'm glad you uploaded these photos...such skill! And an stunning array of beauty products!

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  19. Amazing artwork and awesome clicks Nava :-)

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  20. wow looks so yumm...need to try sooon
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  21. Hi Nava, thanks for the tour. Fantastic wood craft, really creative and they are very beautiful. The giant size elephant is fantastic.

    Best regards.

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  22. Wow!! Amazing artwork!! Thanks for sharing...

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  23. Wonderful information, I had come to know about your blog from my friend nandu , hyderabad,i have read at least 7 posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your website gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that i had been looking for, i'm already your rss reader now and i would regularly watch out for the new posts, once again hats off to you! Thanks a ton once again, Regards,

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  24. Hi Navaneetham

    The artwork is so beautiful that we boughta sideboard back in march. But do you know if they are still open? Because we have no news since end of April. They don't reply to email and there phone numbers doesn't work... I don't know what do to.

    Best Regards

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  25. Hi Anonymous,
    I am so sorry that I can't help you. Luckily I didn't buy anything. That said, I have been hearing about the same issue like yours. Wonder what's wrong.

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  26. Visiting handicraft centre is always fun, you get to see so much of art in different forms... would have loved to have the charcoal soap, seems interesting :)

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