Thai Silk Village
Thai Silk Village
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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DCC1960
Hampshire, UK107 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
So disappointed. I know a fair bit about silk production, and had expected to see barns of silk worms, but there are just a few bowls of some half dead worms and a pot of hot water where silk can be wound onto a bobbin. We were in and out in less than 5 minutes!
If you want to buy silk, then there's a lot there, but I didn't go there to buy.
Written 21 January 2024
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Kelly F
Los Angeles, CA55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
This was such a fun and fascinating experience! We got to see silk worms up close and see how silk thread is gathered from their silk cocoons after they’ve become moths. We’ve been had the opportunity to see the highly skilled weavers at work and then they have a huge store with all sorts of silk goods and fabric to buy in bulk. You can tell the quality of this silk is very high. I couldn’t believe how beautiful so many items were. It was hard to choose my souvenirs! Experiences like this really make you marvel as the skill of Thai textile artisans and the ingenuity to make fabric from moth cocoons.
Written 19 February 2023
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jodiepoppy
Lincoln, UK57 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Such a disappointment. Rushed around process- approx 3 minutes, asked a question and got an unwilling response from a less than enthusiastic staff member. No welcome drink. Quality of products on sale was terrible, the majority resembled old, unwanted or unsold junk.
There were 6 quality pieces, a cotton dressing gown, an embroidered table runner, 2 silk dressing gowns, a dress and a jacket.
Cushion designs look very ‘80’s.
Silk by the yard is expensive and the quality varied, you have to inspect thoroughly, I found a lovely colour of good quality but in inspection it had moth holes and a thread issue.
I left with nothing apart from dissatisfaction.
We watched 2 bus loads of tourists turn up and leave within minutes whilst waiting for our taxi (we had sent him away for an hour as we expected to be in there for at least an hour) they were not happy!
Can’t offer another recommendation for Silk in the area as I haven’t found any.
Written 17 November 2022
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Advisor_Mio
Bangkok, Thailand466 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Not only a factory outlet with silk fabrics and apparel, but also a very interesting exhibition about production of silk, even with real old machines producing silk fabrics in front of us. Very interesting not only for kids, but also for adults. Worth a visit.
Written 13 April 2022
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Amy S
Newport Beach, CA15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I've gone to the Silk Village every time I've visited Chiang Mai, and always enjoy it. Besides having beautiful cloth, clothes, and accessories to peruse, I really love that they have the entire weaving process available for you to see.

My one complaint is that they seem very much to want to push you through the weaving area, and into the shopping area so that you will BUYBUYBUY. It almost makes me want to just peace out and leave because the staff is so "attentive" and occasionally pushy. It's not that they're being rude or mean, they just really want you to buy EVERYTHING.

Make sure you go in there knowing your own mind, and speaking as such--otherwise you'll get pushed around into trying things on you're not interested in, or purchasing items that don't even look good on you. Know your style, know your budget, and stick to both of them!!

Would highly recommend getting fabric here if you sew, as they have lovely patterns and prints available in almost every color. It changes through the years, so make sure you buy sufficient to last you.
Written 17 April 2020
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Jane N
London, UK986 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
You will learn about the silk worm, the difference between Thai and Chinese silk and you can see the silk being spun and then weaved - very interesting. There is also a large shop selling clothes, scarves etc and you can also just buy the material.
If there is an item you like but they don't have your size then they will measure you and make it that day. They will then come to your hotel that evening to fit it. If alterations need to be made they will do those and drop it back at your hotel first thing in the morning - excellent service.
It isn't cheap in the shop but silk is expensive the world over and it is definitely cheaper here than if you bought it in your own country.
Written 15 April 2020
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Pille U
Tori, Estonia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Very good quality and best prices. Everything was so educational.....how makes silks, you look the silkfabric. I love every mints what I spent in the Silk Village.
Written 16 January 2020
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srinven
Sunnyvale, CA26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Kids loved it; the explanation about the full process could have been better and more detailed, but, kids didn't seem to mind that. The hands-on tie dye activity was a hit with the kids; the ladies who helped the kids with it were kind and patient. The store was a bit pricey; good clean restrooms in the store though.
Written 25 December 2019
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1957
Ottawa, Canada830 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Our gate tour 1 tour took us , wow I learned so much about about the start of it all with the life cycle of the silk worm , the waving of silk, the history of the Thai milk and the colours they use and what it’s from. After the tour , we go into another room and yes, it’s the shopping area where you find materials if you are so inclined to sow, scarves , skirts, and traditional clothing made of silk. Everything is of great quality but not not cheap.
Written 19 November 2019
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Jim King
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We took a tuk tuk from our Chang Mai hotel to the Thai Silk Village. Easy trip, well worth the visit to see how silk moths morph into worms, cocoons and spun silk which is woven on traditional looms. Retail shop very nicely laid out and prices were affordable considering all the labor that goes into the hand-made shirts, etc. Many shirts also made by machine, according to sales person on floor.
Written 14 November 2019
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