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Markets and shopping

Shopping is great, be it for handicrafts, clothes or luxury items. Everything can be found at great prices in stores ranging from small family-run shops and local markets to world-class luxury outlets and air-con shopping malls.

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

The centre of shopping is undoubtedly the Night Bazaar. Every evening Chang Klan road comes alive with countless pavement stalls and handicraft centres selling a myriad of goods at knock down prices, but be sure to bargain hard! Despite recent crackdowns by the police, counterfeit goods are in abundance here and is the place to come for cheap DVD's, Gucci handbags, Rolex watches and fake name brand clothing. You will also find a large range of hill tribe products here.
Where: Along the pavements of Chan Klan Road

Chiang Mai Walking Street markets

Sunday Walking Street Market

Chiang Mai Sunday Walking Street Market

Sunday Walking Street Market

A relatively new addition to the Chiang Mai shopping scene. This market sets up on a Sunday evening reclaiming a couple of the main streets through the old city for a pedestrian shoppers paradise. Not only are there a wonderful array of local handicrafts and clothes on offer here, various entertainments are provided throughout the market adding to the flavour. Feeling peckish? Well don't worry, just make your way to one of the temples along the way where you will have an endless choice of Thai favourites at very cheap prices! this is a lovely market which captures the flavour of Chiang Mai. If you are in town on a Sunday do not miss it!
Where: In the old city along Ratchadamnoen and Prahpokklao Roads. Sets up around 4pm. and finishes about 10pm

Saturday Wualai Road Walking Street Market

Smaller but very similar to the Sunday Walking Street Market. This market sets itself up at around 4pm Saturday afternoon. If you are not going to be here for the Sunday market then this is the next best thing.
Where: Wualai Rd Not far from Chiang Mai Gate.

Sankamphaeng & Borsang

Those serious about buying Thai handicrafts should arrange a morning trip to San Kamphaeng in the east. Traditionally the Chiang Mai handicrafts industry has based itself here and if you're buying in bulk significant savings can be made. Don't forget to check out the village of Borsang famous for its colourful umbrellas.
Where: Many of the craft shops and factory outlets are about 10-15km out of town. Ideally hire a motorbike or take a tuk tuk as the craft cent ers are well spread out along The Sankampheng Rd or contact us here at The Travel Hub. We will be happy to arrange your transport there.
Boang Umbrellas

Umbrellas for sale

Baan Tawai

Ban Tawai wood carvings

Wood carvings at Baan Tawai

Check out this area south west of Chiang Mai. Here you will find many factories and outlets specializing in wood carvings, antiques and wooden furniture, but again you will find a whole range of handicrafts for sale here. At many outlets you will be buying direct from the manufacturer so you can be assured of a good buy. This is why many traders and exporters buy here.
Where: Head out of town on the Hangdong Rd for 15Km, turn left at the first major junction in Hangdong and you will find the craft market on your right after a couple of kilometres. There are also a lot of factory shops strung out along this road.

Chiang Mai Local Markets

As well as the well established tourist and handicraft markets Chiang Mai is littered with Local markets. Selling the diverse range of goods needed for everyday living in Thailand. These are worth a visit just for the sights, sounds and aromas even if buying isn't on the agenda. One worth a visit in Chiang Mai is Warorot Market at the top of Chiang Moi road near the Ping River. Fresh fruit, dried food stuffs, clothes and lots lots more feature here in an indoor multilevel market area. If you want to experience some real Chiang Mai street food this is a good place to come in the evenings as food vendors set up along the street here.
Where: Warorot Market can be found on Chiang Moi Rd towards the Ping River. Warorot market will be found on the right not far from the Ping River.
Fried Bugs at Warorot Market

Fried Bugs at Warorot Market

Warrort Market

Warorot Market
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