Ayutthaya: Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts & Crafts Centre

Written by admin on January 7th, 2014. Posted in Ayutthaya

3309 road ,south of Bang Pa-In Summer Palace

This 14-acre riverside complex in Ayutthaya’s Bang Sai district is under the Foundation of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques (SUPPORT) which was established under royal patronage during 1976.

The centre trains farmers from Ayutthaya, and other provinces, in folk arts and crafts. Visitors to the centre can see how such crafts are produced. They include: 

- Fern vine basketry
- Basketry weaving
- Artificial silk flowers
- Hand-woven silks and cottons
- Silk dyeing
- Wood carving
- Miniature hand-made Thai dolls
- Furniture making
- Textile products

 All such products are sold at the Bang Sai Centre, and in every branch of Chitralada Shops nationwide.

The Bang Sai Folk Arts and Crafts Centre is open every day from 8.30 AM until 4.30 PM. There are no demonstrations on Monday. Admission is 20 baht.

Bang Sai can be conveniently reached by public transport from the Northern Bus Terminal on Bangkok’s Phaholyothin Road. Buses depart every 30 minutes from 5.30 AM until 6.00 PM. Tickets are 25 baht by airconditioned bus, and 17 baht by ordinary buses.