Chiang Mai Shopping
Shopping in Chiang Mai is an extremely rewarding experience!
There is a vast array of goods available, most often at very good
(if not dirt-cheap) prices. As one of the handicraft centres of
Asia, Chiang Mai is the place to buy anything from silk, silver and
ceramics to antiques and Buddhist art. DVDs, CDs and electronic
equipment are also readily available, although sometimes of dubious
The first stop has to be the Night Bazaar on Chang Klan road,
with stalls and arcades offering all kinds of Northern Thai
handicrafts including silk, cotton, wooden carvings, silver and saa
(mulberry) paper. During the day, there are also some vendors
around selling crafts and food. Another good market is held on
Ratchadamnoen Road, in the old city. Near Chiang Mai, Bor Sang
village also sells its famous colourful umbrellas.
In the centre of Chiang Mai there are numerous shops trading in
fabric, shoes, antiques, jewellery and hill-tribe products.
Gadgets, western-style clothes and multimedia goods are best
stocked at the Kad Suan Kaew mall and Airport Plaza, while computer
equipment can be found at the Panthip Plaza.