Baan Dam

The Black House Museum

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The Black House (Baan Dam in Thai) is a series of architectural art projects that renowned Thai artist Thawan Duchanee devoted his life to, and the quiet grounds, some 8 kilometers north of Chiang Rai, are filled with a variety of his temple structures, mostly made of intricately carved dark wood, which are surrounded and filled with bizarre sculptures, statues, and other artwork, with plenty of macabre additions like dead animal skulls and skins being incorporated into the building furnishings.

While many of the buildings (which range from space like domes to triangular shingle houses to one building that even resembles a submarine) cannot be entered, some of the larger temple-like complexes are open, and feature bone carvings, long snake skins, buffalo skulls, and antlers along with other occult styled furniture that wouldn’t be too out of place in an Addams Family film or Disney haunted mansion. Needless to say, taxidermists will love this place.

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Nang Lae, Mueang Chiang Rai District
Chiang Rai Chiang Rai 57000
66 53 776333
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