Are you going on holiday to Chiang Mai? Looking forward to doing some shoping in some of Chiang Mai’s famous markets? Here we’ve included only the best markets in Chiang Mai to do your shopping.
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar is probably the most famous and popular place in Chiang Mai to come shopping. You can find an eclectic array of goods for sale at this market in Chiang Mai, with everything from traditional handicrafts to electronics to clothing on sale. The Chiang Mai Night Bazaar is located on the Chang Klan rd between Thapae and Loy Kroh roads. The night bazaar starts up for business daily at about 6pm and stays open until 11pm. Technically, the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar is a three storey building with all the shops and stalls inside it; however, in reality stalls have been set up surrounding the building for hundreds of meters in all directions making the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar take over an entire area.
Warowot Market in Chiang Mai
The Warowot Market is located on the Wichayanon and Changmoi roads in the centre of the city. The Warowot Market opens every day from 7 am until 4 pm. This market is the largest indoor market in Chiang Mai and is famous primarily for its Thai produced clothes.
Anusarn Night Market
The Anusarn Night Market is somewhat smaller than the main night bazaar but there are still some pretty interesting things to buy here. This market is probably the best place to come in Chiang Mai if you are interested in buying traditional handicrafts of the northern hill tribe people. Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s a chance to see some hill tribe people.
Sankampaeng Rd in Chiang Mai
Although not technically a market this road is well worth a mention. Sankampaeng rd is actually a 9km strip of road where most of the factories in Chiang Mai are located and have retail outlets. You can buy anything from pottery to clothing here, although this road is particularly popular with people shopping for furniture.
Old Town Market in Chiang Mai
The Old Town in Chiang Mai is a god place to come shopping because there are shops lining all the roads and a great variety of things to buy. Among the specialities on offer in this part of Chiang Mai are jewelry shops, many of which can make custom made jewelry provided you give them the details. The Nantawan Arcade, located slightly west of the Old Town in Chiang Mai is a good place to go if you’re shopping for antiques.