The Hidden Terracotta Garden – Peace and Quiet in the Heart of Chiang Mai

We did a big walk from Nimmanhaemin to the South gate area of the old city to re-visit a beautiful terracotta garden we had discovered by chance the last time we were in Chiang Mai.

terracotta-cafe-03376

terracotta-cafe-03379

This hidden terracotta garden and coffee shop is actually part of the Ban Phor Liang Meun’s Terracotta Art studio across the lane in the big teak house, which I believe is a shop and showroom. The garden has hundreds of ancient looking moss covered terracotta reliefs and sculptures scattered around the place. There is a mixture of Hindu and Buddhist sculptures and a couple with a more modern twist. The gardens were extended since last year and some of the piles of statues sorted.

terracotta-cafe-2582

terracotta-cafe-2631

It is a lovely serene spot to enjoy coffee and some lunch and to do some photography while enjoying the peace and quiet and the sound of birds.

terracotta-cafe-2616

terracotta-cafe-03397

It is not easy to find but well worth the effort!

terracotta-cafe-2585

terracotta-cafe-2637

terracotta-cafe-2638

terracotta-cafe-03386

Author: Pascale Zufferey

Share This Post On