Bo Sang Umbrellas
A short distance from Chiang Mai, there is a small town called Bo Sang. This town is like most towns that surround large metropolitan centers like Chiang Mai – except for one thing. This town is known the world over for producing beautiful paper Bo Sang Umbrellas.
The umbrella industry has been around for about 50 years or more. Although it’s become a bit more automated over the years, you can still find small private operations that produce one-of-a-kind items. And in January of every year, the village holds a yearly festival to celebrate the Bo Sang Umbrellas, complete with a beauty pageant.
Umbrellas drying in the sun