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market visit

Magical Thailand through the loupe

market visit

Magical Thailand through the loupe

Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Chinese (Simplified)
market visit

Magical Thailand through the loupe

market visit

Magical Thailand through the loupe

Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

Exciting yet mysterious at the same time. Both these feelings are well embodied in the art of Thai Amulet. Those who know where to look, can often find treasures hidden from plain sight. With a long history that ties both Animism and Buddhism together, Thai Amulet are not just considered as antiques, it is also considered a inseparable part of the Thai identity. Get ready for a new perspective of Thailand that you have never seen before. And it is here at Talad Thippanet, where both local amulet dealers as well as collectors meet to discover what new treasures awaits them. A truly local experience for those are draw to the magical side of Thailand. Upon reaching the market, we would take a tour of the stalls within the market. Every stall has a unique collection and specialization. You'll be dazzled with the array of amulets that's available and each amulet has a story equally enchanting. After a tour of the market, we would sit down with the local expert and learn from him on the history of Thai Amulets and the ways to identify them. This is where guest would be able to get first hand experience on the knowledge of identifying the gem from the rocks. Towards the end of the tour, guests can choose to stay and learn more from the expert, shop around the market to find your own gem or treat yourselves to a inexpensive local lunch at the market itself.

Your host

Learn more about Jeremy

Jeremy

I've been collecting Thai amulets for the past 4 years and I'm very interested in sharing my experience in verifying and knowledge on the methods of collecting amulets. I would be bringing you on a tour of the market where the local experts ply their trade daily. Sniffing out the valuable from the fakes.

What's included

Drinks
Bottle water
Equipment
Jeweller's Loupe

Where you'll be

The guests would be visiting Talad Thippanet, it's the meeting point of every amulet collector or dealer in the city of Chiang Mai. Each shop that they visit has a unique story to offer and a specialized set of collection to view.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

There's 2 entrances to the market. Ask the driver to drop you off by the side of the main road and I'll be there to meet you. Also the market is non-airconditioned

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Jeremy
Magical Thailand through the loupe
New experience
£9/person
New experience
£9/person