The Chang Puak food market comes to life in the evening and the square quickly fills up with local food stalls, selling a wide range of tasty Thai dishes.
If you are looking for an early morning activity in Chiang Mai, then one of my favourite places to spend an hour Tonlamyai Market, the brightly coloured, bustling flower market.
Warorot Market (or Kad Luang) is a must-visit for food lovers as it offers a wide range of ready-to-eat meals, local snacks and all kinds of fresh produce. A large section of the market features inexpensive goods, such as clothing, fashion accessories and personal care products.
San Kamphaeng is a haven for crafts lovers. The 18-km stretch of highway that runs through it is home to villages and factories producing pottery, saa paper, lacquerware, paper umbrellas and silk. With so many crafts concentrated in one area, it is one of the best places to watch craftsmen at work.
Shopping can be lots of fun, but nowhere is it more cheery than at The House, where Thai brand Ginger display their colourful range of kitchen-ware, Thai-inspired furniture and clothing.
Wualai, the Saturday walking street, is a lively 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. We prefer the atmosphere here to the more famous Sunday night walking street, because e...
Kad Suan Kaew Department store is the oldest of the shopping malls in Chiang Mai, but has a variety of shops, restaurants, discount stores and electronics stalls.