Shopping in Chiang Mai Region - authentic goods, best outlets, malls and boutiques

Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai You should definitely go shopping in Chiang Mai. There are all conditions for shopping: a large selection of goods, affordable prices and as many as two shopping areas, designed primarily for tourists. First of all, it is Handicraft Highway, located East from Thanon Charoen Muang Street. There are many shops along the road, stalls and small industries where you can buy products of local craftsmen and artisans.
Chiang Mai is great for families with children. Of course, a long flight, spicy unusual cuisine and acclimatization can cause problems. However, if you decide to go to Thailand with a child, … Open
You should go to San Guarantee for traditional ceramics. It is not easy to get here, it is best to book a tour, or rent a bike or a scooter. Silk products can also be bought in the village.

You should go to Bo Sang, where the factory of Thai paper umbrellas is located. Be sure to look at the unusual green porcelain-Celadon, it is almost extinct technology of ceramics is still found here. Small factory Mengrai Kilns (79/2 Soi 6 Thanon Samlarn) offers tableware, vases, decorative items at a very good price.
Go to the Night Bazaar at the crossroads of Thanon Changklan and Loi Kroh Street. Here you can buy handicrafts from hawkers and be sure to go to the shopping centre of the same name for replicas of famous brands and inexpensive local goods. Copyright
It can be confidently said that the cuisine of Chiang Mai is quite exotic but still delicious, healthy and safe for tourists. The basis of the diet of Thais is traditionally rice, which is … Open
Buy tablecloths and bed linen made of cotton at very nice prices. Go to the Warorot market in the morning which is located near Thanon Tha Pae Street. It is locally known as Kad Luang. You will definitely appreciate the prices of cotton clothes and linen, it is also worth seeing ceramics here.
You need to bring clothes or fabrics from Chiang Mai. You can buy cheap clothes in the area of San Kampheng. Silk fabric here is more expensive than in other regions, but quality clothes are quite inexpensive. Expensive silk items can be purchased at Shinawatra (18 Tanon Huai Kaeo). The most inexpensive clothing can be found in Ga-Boutique (1/1 Thanon Kotchasan). If you want to buy clothes, made in traditional technology, be sure to go to the shops Pa Ker Yaw (180 Thanon Loi Khro) and in Classic Lanna Thai, that is located at the Night market in Chiang Mai. In addition to fabrics and clothes, you can find jewellery and handicrafts made by mountain tribes in these shops.
Buddhism plays an important role in the life of Thais. You can see monks on the streets at dawn collecting alms, and most young people go to the temple for a kind of obedience after reaching … Open
You can buy silverware in Chiang Mai. And not only jewellery but also dishes are sold here. The streets of Thanon Wualai are ideal for shopping. The best tableware can be found at Siam Silverware factory on Soi 3, and jewellery can be bought at Nove Collection (210 Thanon tha Pae).
New side wihaan - Wat Phra Singh It is highly recommended to bring carved wooden products from Chiang Mai. Basically, local masters work with teak wood. You can buy not only figurines but also original plates, wall and floor panels. The centre of this handicraft is considered to be Baan Tawai village, where you should go shopping.
The most popular tourist temple is Wat Phra Singh. It is located in the Old Town on Thanon Ratchadamnoen street. You should definitely visit this place, even if the temples are not included … Open
Shops can be found here in almost every house and prices are much lower than in Chiang Mai. However, you can only get here by your own transport. If this is not possible, look for wood products in shops in the markets and shopping centres. They are more expensive here and the choice is not so wide, but you can buy something interesting and unusual. Lacquer trays, boxes and betel sets are another traditional souvenir from Chiang Mai. The technology of production of varnished products has not changed for centuries. The bamboo base is covered with several layers of varnish and applied with an elegant ornament. You can buy them in souvenir shops, but if you want to find something untrivial and cheap, you should go to Laytong – the village is the centre of lacquer production in the region.
Chiang Mai Pay your attention to Kad Suan Kaew shopping centre –standard brands are presented here, but there are also shops with local exotic. Central Airport Plaza offers many clothing stores, both branded and inexpensive. Wander along Nimmanhaemin Road street – a kind of trade centre of the city. There are plenty of shops: clothing, souvenirs, fancy goods, and jewellery.
Chiang Mai is surrounded by mountains. Go to Doi Ang Khang, there are gorgeous views and real mountains, but it is cold here in winter. However, you can explore caves here. The most famous … Open
Pay attention to local cosmetics based on natural ingredients: coconut oil, turmeric, ginger, aloe. You can buy handmade soap, salt scrubs or face masks as a gift for your close people. If you are not afraid of the size of purchases, pay your attention to a mattress or pillows made of latex. The prices for such products are very low here, and the quality is excellent.
Visit weekend markets. Saturday market offers handicraft goods and entertainment-musical performances and performances of singers. You can get to them in the evening, coming to the Southside of the Old City. The Sunday market is located in the heart of the Old town.
1. There is a temperate climate in Chiang Mai, from November to February the average daily temperature is comfortable, and this is the best time to travel to Thailand. From March to June – … Open
Traditional season of discounts in Chiang Mai is linked to public holidays, also shopping centres offer various sales at different time. And the biggest sale is usually in the summer months. Dates are constantly shifting, so if you are going shopping, it is necessary to specify the days in advance.
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