Baan Dam Museum (The Black House) is certainly a very different kind of place that you will expect. It’s unique. It’s beautiful. It’s macabre. I fall in love with it’s Dark Art which gives off this Sinister Feeling where you will feel moments of “there is something very wrong here”. When it comes to art, there is no right or wrong. The Exquisite and Meticulous “Wat Rong Khun” vs the Gothic and Sinister “Baan Dam Museum” , is like the Yin and Yang.
Baan Dam Museum (The Black House) is also Featured in: 3 Days In Chiang Mai And Chiang Rai (Northern Thailand) Itinerary
Dark is In the Eye of the Beholder ~
Baan Dam Museum is created by Thai national artist Thawan Duchanee.
Located 10km from Chiang Rai City Centre, Baan Dam Museum is an weird eclectic mix of traditional Thai architecture interspersed with modern contemporary designs. Some of the artwork and dark themes won’t be to everybody’s liking.
There’s certainly plenty of food for thought as everyone will have their own interpretation of the artworks in Baan Dam Museum.
There is a constant conflict of emotion, between appreciation of art and a sense of sinister, coming from the dead remainings.
Some places are still off limits in Baan Dam Museum.
Lined with chairs made of buffalo horns and skin. The centrepiece is a giant black crocodile skin surrounded by candles, making this space looks like an evil ritual event taking place.
Be sure to take a stroll covering insides of the Baan Dam Museum which will provides plenty of talking points. The architecture is captivating and beautifully crafted.
Try spotting some masterpiece in the souvenir shop before you leave.
I spotted mine thou :/
Baan Dam Museum is Thai artist Mr Thawan Duchanee’s dark artful portrayal of hell. The opaque decor and dead animals adorning each room have make the Baan Dam Museum, a heavy visual shock which also controversies the Traditional Thai Culture.