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Black House – Baan Dam

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw the Black House.  I’d seen a few pictures and heard it was a bit “dark” but hadn’t done much research.

Well, yes, it is a bit dark.  There are animal bones all through it as well as huge snake skins and other kind of creepy things.  However, I loved most of the buildings themselves and there was something so artful about the whole presentation.

Special thanks to Erin and Simon at Never Ending Voyage.  We only heard about this because of their blog.  They also take WAY better pictures than us, so go enjoy their post as well. http://www.neverendingvoyage.com/black-house-chiang-rai-thailand/

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I’ve seen the Black House’s official name listed as both Baan Si Dum and Baan Dam.  It’s on the outskirts of Chiang Rai.  Coordinates are 19.992174,99.86021, as mapped below.  I’ve also posted some navigation, since it’s a bit tricky to find.

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Go North on Route 1 from Chiang Rai towards Mae Sai.

Once you pass the university (about 6 km past the Kok river, a huge CRU sign on the left) you’re about 2 km away.

When you see a purple sign that says Thawan Duchanee, you’re almost there!


Turn left at Soi 13 and drive for a couple minutes


Finally, turn left at this 4-way sign and drive to the end