Welcome to Hang Dong
About 15km south of Chiang Mai on Rte 108, the village of Hang Dong (หางดง) built its fortune on the production and sale of furniture, woodcarving, antiques (both real and imitation) and handicrafts. Hang Dong's 'furniture highway' – Th Thakhilek – runs east from Rte 108 towards Ban Tawai; look for the turn-off just south of the market. Lined up along the road are dozens of antique and handicraft dealers, selling everything from elaborate antique Chinese wedding beds (with astronomical price tags) to gigantic Buddhist woodcarvings, Burmese lacquer boxes and cheaper and more portable Thai knick-knacks. Alongside are numerous shipping companies who will ship your purchases worldwide.