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Best shopping in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

Being Thailand’s handicraft center, Chiang Mai is surrounded by factories and workshops where you can see crafts people at work before buying or even learning the craft yourself. These are generally frequented by wholesale buyers. Travel Indochina Thailand

  1. Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

The main venue for shopping in Chiang Mai, indeed all of Thailand, the night bazaar is an unforgotten the Chiang Mai experience. Set up time is around sunset and shopping until about 22:30 with a few vendors remaining open even later.

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

When you reach the end of the market, cross the street and walk your way back along the other side. Remembering to peek down the little sois (alleyways) and arcades along the way.

  1. Sunday Walking

The Sunday Walking Street supplies as a venue for local events, from dance recitals to beauty pageants and the sois (lanes) on either side of the main road feature stages and performance spaces. Thailand travel tours

Sunday Walking Street

Sunday Walking Street

It begins at ThaPae Gate and runs all along Ratchadamnoen Rd, for around one kilometer. As the name suggests it happens every Sunday from 16:00 until around midnight. The road is closed to traffic during this time, it does get busy because of one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city

  1. Warorot Market

Warorot Market in Chiang Mai is known as “Kad Luang”; it is the main local market and is a busy destination where you can see the real Chiang Mai. All the ground floor is dedicated to foodstuffs and produce. Clothing, handicrafts, beauty things, shoes and anything else you might be looking for is available on the second and third floors.

Warorot Market in Chiang Mai

Warorot Market in Chiang Mai

  1. Saturday Walking Street
Saturday walking street

Saturday walking street

Wualai, the Saturday walking street, is a busy and fun night market that takes place in Chiang Mai just a short walk from the old city walls. It starts in the late afternoon and continues until around 22:30. Not only are there a lot of of handicraft items and locally-made products but it’s also a good place to pick up some tasty snacks to provide sustenance as you wander around.

  1. Bor-Sang Village

Bor Sang mid-sized craft village about nine kilometers east of the Old City specializes in the paper umbrella-making craft. Famous for outstanding handcraft quality as well as signature floral designs, Bor Sang Village has made its name throughout the country and abroad – so much so that the name Bor Sang has become synonymous with the paper-umbrella craft itself, a cultural symbol of Chiang Mai.

Bor Sang Village

Bor Sang Village

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