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Shopping in Chiang Mai  

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Shopping in Chiang Mai

A shopping paradise! Locals and tourists are sure to have a fantastic time on the shopping spree when visiting Chiang Mai. As a major handicraft centre in the country, Chiang Mai offers shoppers of all tastes with a great variety of things to buy, for example handmade accessories, silk, fabric, silver, rattan ware, ceramics, decor items, furniture, Buddhist art, neilloware, delicate handmade parasol indigenous to the town, to name but a few. The city has a numerous handicraft workshops that you can watch how those delicate things are made. Shopping venues can be found throughout the city. There are over 10 shopping malls, large, small, day markets and night bazaars. It is a home to the famous shopping street, Nimman Haemin Road, where you can find all types of traditional and chic products.

Recommended Shopping Places



1 Baan Tawai Handicraft Village

Location : Mueang DistrictBaan TawaiBaan Tawai is the village of wood-carving handicrafts. It has been known as the major cultural attraction of Chiang Mai for Thai and foreign tourists. The best quality and bargains of wood carving items can be found in Baan Tawai. Many of the fantastic items sold in Bangkok, Phuket and Samui are produced right here and by going straight to the source you can get some truly fantastic deals.

Woodcarving is the medium of choice for the majority of the artisans at Ban Tawai, a skill passed down for generations. Thai woodcarvers are among the best in the world and Ban Tawai artisans are incredibly versatile, producing exquisite works in an incredibly diverse array of styles. Aside from decor items and furniture Ban Tawai will impress with its wonderful selection of Thai silk, bamboo products, soaps and oils, ornaments and vases.

How to get there
Drive on Highway No. 108 (Chiang Mai - Hot Road). Hang Dong and Baan Tawai are reached by exiting 15 km along the highway, and truing left on the Baan Tawai Road. Bann Tawai Villageis a further 3 km east along this road.
TypeHandicraft Village
Opening HoursDaily from 09:00 am. - 05:00 pm. 
ContactTel. 08 8188 2488

2 Bor Sang Village

Location : San Kamphaeng DistrictBor Sang VillageBoar Sang Village located on San Kamphaeng - Bor Sang Raod. This road serves as the location to the largest amount and the most popular of handicraft factories and shops in Chiang Mai. It begins at the Chiang Mai - Sankampaeng intersection and continues to the Sankampaeng district at km 13. It is lined on both sides by showrooms and factories where you have the opportunity to observe the production of crafts, as well as purchase them. Thai silk, cotton, lacquerware, ceramics, leather products, silverware, umbrellas, woodwork, jewelry, and antiques can all be found along this road.

How to get there
Drive along highway no. 1006 (Chiang Mai - San Kampaeng Road). The village is suited 10 kilometres east of Chiang Mai.
TypeHandicraft Village
Opening HoursDaily 08:00 am. - 05:00 pm.

3 CentralPlaza Chiangmai Airport

Location : Mueang DistrictCentral Airport PlazaCentral Airport Plaza is a modern upmarket shopping with more international brand. The Robinson's department store is the main feature but there are plenty of specialty shops selling everything from wine to sunglasses. A unique feature of this mall is the Northern Village, a three storey complex offering very high quality handicrafts and housewares.

The Northern Village is part of the highly successful OTOP, which was designed to help small businesses prosper. As opposed to the night bazaar, the items on display here are all of very high quality and authenticity and the prices, while fixed, are still quite reasonable.

How to get there
CentralPlaza Chiangmai Airport located in city centre on Mahidol Road. The best way to get there is either takes a tuk-tuk or a local red pick-up Taxi (Drive around the city picking up passengers) for a very minimal fee.
TypeShopping Mall
Opening HoursDaily from 10:00 am. - 09:00 pm.
ContactTel. 0 5399 9199 

4 Central Plaza (Kad Suan Kaew)

Location : Mueang DistrictCentral Plaza (Kad Suan Kaew)Central Plaza Kad Suan Kaew is a large shopping plaza and complex in Chiang Mai, this amid sprawling shopping mall is located in a four storey red brick building. This is western idea of shopping with department stores, fast food chains, Tops supermarket in the basement, Books, Groceries, Clothes, Toy, Computer and movie theatres showing. If you're in the market for a mobile phone this is the best place to come as many of the latest models are on offer for next to nothing. Even if shopping malls aren't your thing a trip to Central might be worth your time, if only to enjoy some air-con for a while.

How to get there
Central Kad Suan Kawe located on Huay Kaew Road. The best way to get there is either takes a tuk-tuk or a local red pick-up Taxi (Drive around the city picking up passengers) for a very minimal fee.
TypeShopping Mall
Opening HoursDaily from 10:00 am. - 09:00 pm.
ContactTel. 0 5322 4999 

5 Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

Location : Mueang DistrictChiang Mai Night BazaarChiang Mai Night Bazaar located on Chang Klang Road it's the city's most shopping places in the old city and is a must for all visitors. It is a lively area with department stores, shops and stall vendors. It begins to come to life in the early evening and buzzes till midnight, but a few shops are open all day. If you are looking for all kind of Antiques, paintings, textiles, silverware and woodcrafts then this is the right place and in general everything is cheaper than Bangkok. You can also find faked designer cloth and a lot of other things. 

How to get there
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar is located on Chang Klan Road in the center of town. The best way to get there is either take a tuk-tuk or a songtaews (the red open-sided pick up trucks that drive around the city picking up passengers).
TypeNight Market
Opening HoursDaily from 06:00 pm. - until late.

6 Muang Noi Market

Location : Mueang DistrictMuang Noi MarketMuang Noi Marke is the best place for fresh fruit. This is the place where restaurant and local people come to source the best pineapple, watermelon, bananas and many more. The pickings are best early in the morning, when the farmers have just delivered their produce and the air is still as crisp as the cucumbers.

How to get there
Muang Noi Market located near Ping Riverside. Ten minutes' walk north from the Warorot Market will take you to the Muang Noi Market. The best way to get there is either take a tuk-tuk or a songtaews (the red open-sided pick up trucks that drive around the city picking up passengers) for a very minimal fee.
TypeFruit Market
Opening HoursDaily from 05:00 am. - 05:00 pm.

7 Nimmanhaemin chicest street of Chiang Mai

Location : Mueang DistrictNimmanhaemin hip streetIf you are looking for hip, chic, in-trend shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, pubs, discos and whatever else you’d expect a cosmopolitan neighborhood would offer, this is Chiang Mai's blend of Paris’ Left Bank, New York’s Greenwich Village and L.A.'s Santa Monica Boulevard. But instead of the sea, mountains serve as the backdrop. It's a great place to promenade and shop for fabrics, fashion, home décor, antiques, art, nick knacks, a good cup of java, a burger, pizza, Thai and international cuisine, and good music, whatever you’re mood. There are also quaint hotels and spas, which have also made Nimmanhaemin Road an attractive place to stay.

How to get there
This area is just a few hundred meters west of Chiang Mai's central square moat area. You can get there easily by tuk-tuk or rented bicycle. Alternatively, you can take a songtaews (red pick up) for a very minimal fee.

8 Pantip Plaza Chiang Mai

Location : Mueang DistrictPantip PlazaThis technology bazaar has a wide range of computer products, audiovisual equipment, software and general technical goods. If you can think of it, it is more than likely they will have it. A smaller version than the epic Bangkok cousin but still laden with the sort of goods that have made Pantip Plaza a name across with Southeast Asia. Expect to see big names such as Sony, Hewlett Packard and Acer inside, as well as a number of shops selling the components needed to make or fix a computer.

How to get there
Pantip Plaza Chiang Mai Bazaar is located on Chang Klan Road in the center of town. The best way to get there is either take a tuk-tuk or a songtaews (the red open-sided pick up trucks that drive around the city picking up passengers)
TypeElectronics Shopping Mall
Opening HoursDaily from 10:00 am. - 08:00 pm.
ContactTel. 0 5390 3161 

9 Sa Paper & Umbrella Making Centre

Location : San Kamphaeng DistrictUmbrella Making CentreUmbrella Making Centre was established in year 1978. Formerly made as offerings to the monasteries, the beautiful hand-made bamboo and paper umbrellas of Bosang are now produced in quantity. Still reflected in the work of the skilled village craftsmen is the sheer beauty of a tradition that began generations ago. In addition to umbrellas and parasols made of sa paper, cotton and silk, many other decorative handicraft items are made featuring the same hand-painted designs and fine skills of the local artisans.

How to get there
  1. By Car - Drive on Highway No. 11 (Chiang Mai - Lamphun Road). From the junction of Highway 11, and running 13 km east to the village of San Kamphaeng, you'll find dozens of shops specializing in antiquities, crafts and ceramics.
  2. By Bus - Public transport (White songthaews) operates from Chang Phuak and running 13 km east to the village of San Kamphaeng.
TypeHandicraft Village
Opening HoursDaily from 08:00 am. - 06:00 pm. 
ContactTel. 0 5333 8324, 0 5333 8687 

10 San Kamphaeng Handicraft Viillage

Location : San Kamphaeng DistrictSan KamphaengSan Kamphaeng Handicraft Village is famous for silk a cotton weaving and lacquerware. The silk and cotton souvenirs produced in this village are high quality. Factories and souvenir shops selling woodcarving, silver, earth ware, lacquer ware and cotton fabrics are located along the way from Chiang Mai to San Kamphaeng Road. San kampaeng district located the south east of Chiang Mai, is well-known for its thriving silk industry. Most of the visitor to Chiang Mai visit San Kamphaeng for souvenirs that are made form high quality but inexpensive silk and cotton.

Lacquerware is another popular item and shops can be found all over the San Kamphaeng Road. Thai lacquerware is characterized by a glossy black base with intricate details picked out in gold. The art of pottery is another craft skill mastered long ago and passed down in San Kamphaeng. For over 600 years the artisans of the area have been producing fantastic pottery, including the extremely fine ceramic known as Celadon. Visitors to the area can see the ancient kilns of the first Lanna potters as well as pay.

How to get there
  1. By Car - Drive on Highway No. 11 (Chiang Mai - Lamphun Road). From the junction of Highway 11, and running 13 km east to the village of San Kamphaeng, you'll find dozens of shops specializing in antiquities, crafts and ceramics.
  2. By Bus - Public transport (White songthaews) operates from Chang Phuak and running 13 km east to the village of San Kamphaeng.
TypeHandicraft Village
Opening HoursDaily from 08.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
ContactTel. 0 5333 8324, 0 5333 8687

11 San Kampaeng Walking Street

Location : San Kamphaeng DistrictHandicrafts Walking StreetHandicrafts Walking-street in San Kampaeng is a great place to view and purchase handicraft goods, foods, souvenirs, and enjoy the ancient San Kampaeng music show.

How to get there
Drive along highway no. 1006 (Chiang Mai - San Kamphaeng Road). It takes about 13 kilometres from Chiang Mai. Visitor can catch the yellow minibus from Ton Lum Yai Market from 07:00 am. - 08:00 pm.
TypeWalking Street
Opening HoursDaily from 3:00 pm. - 10:00 pm.

12 Shopping alongside the Old City at Thapae Walking Street 

Location : Mueang DistrictThapae Walking StreetThe walking Street is one of the best things about visiting Chiang Mai, so much so that it is often referred to as the weekend market as its popularity warrants a small Saturday evening version. One of the great things about it is a place where you really pick up the feeling that craftsmanship is an inherent ability of Chiang Mai's locals. Traditional style dress in the form of hilltribe jackets, dresses and skirts, backpacker uniforms, dainty and fierce-looking jewelry, great bags and beautiful crafts are just some of the things that can be found.

Held on Sundays just outside Tapae Gate, this weekend market brings the best of what is available from the region, and more. Prices are even better than at the Night Bazaar, especially nearing the closing time of the market. Be prepared to bargain though!

How to get there
Thapae Walking Street is located in the part of the old city centre of Chiang Mai. The best way to get there is either take a tuk-tuk or a songtaews (the red open-sided pick up trucks that drive around the city picking up passengers) for a very minimal fee. Alternatively, you can You can get there easily by tuk-tuk or rented bicycle.
TypeWalking Street
Opening HoursSunday 05:00 pm. - 10:00 pm.

13 Ton Lamyai (The Flower Market)

Location : Mueang DistrictTon LamyaiTon Lamyai (The Chiang Mai Flower Market) located just opposite the ping river in area of the Warorot Market. The Ton Lamyai is the oldest wet market in Chiang Mai. Wet markets, so named for the water on the floor, are places where fresh fruits, vegetables and meats are sold. Ton Lamyai has all of the above and is a great place to stock up on the interesting and unusual varieties of fruits in Chiang Mai, especially strawberries, which are rare in Thailand, but readily grown on the slopes of Chiang Mai's hills and mountains.

The thing that sets Ton Lamyai apart from the other food markets is the flowers. All year round you will find the market bursting with colour and perfumed by a hundred different blossoms. Orchids, Roses and countless other varieties of flowers are on sale, either cut or arranged, perfect for brightening up your hotel room. Even if you don't want to buy, the market is worth a trip just to marvel at the beauty and scent of all those flowers.

How to get there
Ton Lamyai is located on Wichayanon Road, near Ping Riverside. The best way to get there is either take a tuk-tuk or a songtaews (the red open-sided pick up trucks that drive around the city picking up passengers) for a very minimal fee.
TypeFlower Market
Opening HoursDaily from 05:00 am. - 05:00 pm.

14 Warorot Market

Location : Mueang DistrictWarorot MarketWarorot Market located on Wichayanon Road, near Ping Riverside. Warorot Market was built in 1910, after that Chinese come to settle their residents and business in this area since then this area is the China Town of Chiang Mai. that Chinese come to settle their residents and business in this area since then this area is the China Town of Chiang Mai.

At the present time this market is the biggest shopping centre in Chinatown and a place to see real Chiang Mai. The most famous souvenir here is northern style food. Kaeb mu (crispy pig skin), mu yo (traditional Thai pork sausage), and nam phrik num (traditional northern style green chilly paste). Beyond the market on Praisani Road are dozens of stalls where hilltribe people sell various kinds of tribal handicrafts and tropical fresh fruits and flowers from the highland farms.

Outside the market building there are about thousand of stalls that sell various of foods, clothing, souvenirs, house equipments, and etc. This area also has Song Thaew stations to interchange Song Thaew from inbound line (Red Song Thaew) to outbound district such as Sankampaeng (White Song Thaew), Sansaii (Green Song Thaew), and Doi Saket (Yellow Song Thaew).

How to get there
Warorot Market is located on Wichayanon Road, near Ping Riverside. The best way to get there is either take a tuk-tuk or a songtaews (the red open-sided pick up trucks that drive around the city picking up passengers) for a very minimal fee.
TypeMarket
Opening HoursDaily from 06:00 am. - 07:00 pm. (Day Market) 

15 Wualai Walking Street (Saturday Market)

Location : Mueang DistrictWualai Walking Street (Saturday Market)Is a lesser known weekly market on Saturday evenings. It starts with the closing of the street to traffic about 4.30 pm. in the evening but does not get going till around 5.30 pm. to 6.00 pm. due to the heat most vendors hide in the shade till it starts to cool off.

It has many small producers selling their wares from cotton hand painted T-shirts to local ceramics. The prices are good and there you will find some items that are not available anywhere else. It is not as well know with tourists so is a little more fun and less business like than the Sunday market.

How to get there
Waulai Walking Street located opposite Chiang Mai Gate, about 1 km south side Chiang Mai’s old city. The best way to get there is either takes a tuk-tuk or a songtaews (the red open-sided pick up trucks that drive around the city picking up passengers) for a very minimal fee.
TypeWalking Street
Opening HoursSaturday 05:00 pm.- 10:00 pm.


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