When my friend and I were in Chiang Rai, we first visited the White Temple and were advised by our private tour guide to visit the Black House to get the “heaven and hell experience,” as she puts it.
We were well aware of the mystical appearance of the White Temple from dozens of photos we saw online but had absolutely no expectations as we pulled up to the Black House, also known asBaan Dam. The first thing you notice is this large temple-like wooden structure in a rustic green setting. But it wasn’t a temple, it’s a huge wooden building with long tables covered with animal skins and chairs made of animal bones. It felt like we stumbled onto a Game of Thrones set. The vibe was dark, mysterious and animalistic all at the same time.
Snake skin on the table and chairs made from bones!
The Black House is the brainchild and almost 40-year project of an internationally-renowned Chiang Rai artist named Thawan Duchanee who sadly passed away in 2014 at the age of 74. I read ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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