Royal Thai Handicraft Center
this is a certified tourist trap more so if you are not the type who wants to buy handicrafts or furnitures.
according to their website:
RTC relocated its headquarters to 240 Moo 6 Tambon Dongruay , Amphur Damnoensaduak , Ratchaburi, which has a surface area of 150 rai and is conveniently situated only 9 kilometers from Damnoensaduak Floating Market , the largest floating market in the world . it is separated into
1. Teak wood furniture factory
2. Wood-carving factory
3. Furniture and souvenirs show room
4. Residential and Recreational areas for RTC employees
At present, RTC employs over 100 people and has a showroom of over 5,000 square meters in Ratchaburi and These showrooms accommodate over 800 visitors a day, and RTC has a vision to develop and expand business to provide more benefits for our customers. One of the main objective of RTC is to aid in the development, improvement, and conservation of authentic Thai art and culture , which as each day goes by , gets harder and harder to find . This may be the last generation of truly, skilled craftsman and their work. Therefore, it is up to the Thai people to maintain the traditional Thai handicrafts and keep these culture alive.
address: 240 Moo 6 | Don Kruay, Damnoen Saduak, Ratchaburi, Thailand, 70130
tel no: (66)0-3225-3010-4, FAX. (66)0-3225-4971
Unique Suggestions: All types of Damnoen Saduak Tours, whether the large bus tour group or the small van tour group of the private car tour group makes a 30 minute stop in this area about 10 minutes away from the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market as it it made cumpulsory by the toursim authority of thailand.
you have 30 minutes to look around the area and if you are not fond of buying handicrafts like us, as the handicrafts at the bangkok area like in chatuchak weekend market or at river city is way cheaper as you are charged artisanal prices here.then just kill time by hanging out at the entrance where there are tables and chairs or buy drinks or snacks at the refreshment center in the complex.
Fun Alternatives: none, just have a seat at the tables and chairs at the entrance
- Road Trip
- Luxury Travel
- Arts and Culture
Maybe the town itself?
Some people may call Damnoen Saduak a tourist trap as they have the ladies running around trying to get you into their boats. And some of the stalls on the canals cater to touristy junk. But I enjoyed myself here. So I guess it might be a personal opinion.