Chiang Mai Shopping Guide

Chiang Mai is a shopping paradise because there is such a wide range of unusual goods at affordable prices. The quality may be variable, but the value for money is undeniable and most leave with much fuller luggage than when they arrived. When visiting Thailand it’s advisable to leave your shopping for Chiang Mai as it is considered one of the cheapest places in the country and getting about town is easy.

Chiang Mai is one of the handicraft centres of Asia and, not surprisingly, many of the market traders from overseas come here to source their goods. Silk, silver, clothing, rattan, ceramics, interior decor, antiques, Buddhist art, lacquer and neilloware – the list of options is endless for shopping in Chiang Mai. Several markets and centres specialise in locally produced goods, but two good shopping centres (and more on the horizon) also offer a more sophisticated experience that is cheaper than back home. In this section we’ve got the A to Z of Shopping in Chiang Mai covered.

Night Market

Chiang Mai comes alive by night as a cornucopia of colourful handicrafts, clothing, souvenirs, and silks and fabrics can be had for unbeatable prices; remember to bargain hard…more 

Handicrafts

Cheap, charming and good take home souvenirs as gifts, Thai handicrafts sell like hotcakes – as a tourist or wholesaler buyer choose, from a large range at the Night Market …more 

Bo Sang

Located in San Khampaeng, this is where the famous umbrellas are made and you’ll find traders selling everything from silk and toys to gems, jewellery and wood carvings…more 

Ban Tawai

One of Asia’s handicraft centres, south of the city, this craftsmen’s village is full of handicrafts fresh from the artisan’s workshop – see them in action and get your items shipped home…more 

 
Where to shop in Chiang Mai

The centre of shopping is undoubtedly the Night Bazaar (or Night Market), which takes up several blocks every evening along Chang Klan Road, east of the moat. Here you can wander among the countless pavement stalls and arcades admiring the beautifully crafted Northern Thai handicrafts.

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The more serious shopper can head out to the huge handicraft wholesalers at San Kamphaeng., at the same time checking out Borsang village with its colourful umbrellas. Baan Tawai, to the south of the city, is a busy working carving centre with some exquisite pieces on display and the best selection of antiques.

Scattered around the centre of Chiang Mai are plenty of handicraft shops catering to tourist shopping tastes. These are more specialised and slightly more expensive, yet are better quality. There are fabric shops and tailors everywhere, quirky little establishments selling curious hill-tribe products and crafts, shoe shops and boutiques, jewellers and gems dealers, and some very exclusive antique shops. But there are also great opportunities to source high quality artwork online with detailed collections listed at Thai Oil Paintings.

Those interested in more modern international items – gadgets, clothes and multimedia – have the choice of two well-stocked shopping centres, Kad Suan Kaew and Airport Plaza, as well as computer related items from Panthip Plaza near the Night Market. There are individual shops scattered in tourist areas where you can pick up bargains on everyday items which are made in Asia.

Shopping in Chiang Mai
Antiques:

BAN PHOR LIANG MUEN’S
36 soi 2 Prapokklao Rd , A Muang, Chiang Mai 50200
Tel.053- 278 187

BORISOOTHI ANTIQUES
15/2 Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Rd Chiang Mai 50130
Tel. 053-338-460

CHIANG SAEN ART SOUVENIRS
68-70 RatChiang Saen Rd Chiang Mai 50100
Tel. 053-273176

CHILLI ANTIQUES & ART.
74/1 M. 1 Chiang Mai-Hod Rd Chiang Mai 50230 / Room No 60, 3rd Fl, Night Bazaar
Tel. 053- 433 281

DE SIAM
80, M. 8, Tambon Nong Kaew, Amphoe Hang Dong, Chiang Mai 50230
Tel. 053- 441 254

DE GALLERY
16 Baan Tawai Rd., Hang Dong, Chiang Mai
Tel. 053- 441 575,

ASIAN ANTIQUES & ARTS GALLERY
22-23 Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Changlan Rd., Chiang Mai 50100
Tel. 053-818831, website 

CROSSROAD ASIA
214/7, (Chaiyo Plaza) Hang Dong-Takilek Rd., T. Baanwan, A. Hang Dong, 50230
Tel. 053- 434 650

Celadons:

BAAN CELADON
7 M. 3, Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Rd., 50130
Tel. 053-338 288, website 

MENGRAI KILNS
79/2 Arak Rd. Chiang Mai 50200
Tel. 053-272 063, website 

PREMPRACHA’S COLLECTION
224 M. 10, Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Rd. Chiang Mai 50130
Tel. 053-338 540, 053-338 857, website 

SIAM CELADON
38 M. 10, Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Rd. Chiang Mai 50130
Tel. 053-331 526 , 053-332 437, website 

Cloth & Fabrics:

CLASSIC MODEL
118/5 M.12, Padad, Muang, Chiang Mai 50100
Tel. 053-279 031, Fax: 053-805 110

FAI NGAM SHOP
38 Sanaambinkow Rd., Muang, Chiang Mai
Tel. 053-809 066

NANDAKWANG
6/1-3 Nimmanhemin Rd, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200
Tel. 053- 222 261

SEASAN PHANMAI COTTON
6 Soi 1 Nimmanhemin Rd., Muang, Chiang Mai 50200
Tel. 053- 894717

STUDIO NAENNA
138/8 Soi Chang Khian, Huay Keow Rd., Chang Phuak, Muang, Chiang Mai 50300
Tel. 053- 226 042

Custom Tailor:

FASHION KING
Kalare Food & Shopping Centre, 89/2 (G113, 114), Chang Klan Rd., Chiang Mai 50100
Tel. 081-928-4575, 081-733-5914, website 

LAEMTHONG TAILOR
77 Tha Phae Rd., T.Changklan, Muang, Chiang Mai 50100
Tel. 081 960 0907

NAM TAILOR
125/5-6, Rat Pha Khi Nai Rd., Sriphum, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200
Tel. 053- 212 464

NERAMIT CUSTOM TAILORING
91/2, Ratchawong Rd., Changmoi, Muang, Chiang Mai 50300
Tel. 053- 234 353

HIS & HER TAILORS HOUSE
150 Changklan Rd., Opposite Anusarn Market, Muang, Chiang Mai 50100
Tel. 089 755 3922

Thai Silk:

THAI SILK VILLAGE
120/27 M. 3, Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Rd., Sanklang, Sankampaeng, Chiang Mai 50130
Tel. 053- 338 357, 339 022-3, website 

JOLIE FEMME
8/3 Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Rd. Chiang Mai 50000
Tel. 053- 116 777, website 

S.SHINAWATRA THAI SILK
Huay Kaew Showroom: 18 Huay Kaew Rd., Muang, Chiang Mai 50000, Tel. 053- 221076
Sankampaeng Showroom: 145/1-2 Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Rd., k.m.7, Sankampaeng, Chiang Mai 50000, Tel. 053- 221076

Jewelry & Silver:

DELANN
Raming Tea House, 158 Tha Pae Rd., Chang Moi, Muang, Chiang Mai
Tel. 081 0201668, website 

NOVA COLLECTION  
179 Thapae Rd., Muang, Chiang Mai 50100
Tel. 053- 273 058, website

SHIRAZ JEWELRY  
170 Tha Phae Rd., Muang, Chiang Mai 50300
Tel. 053- 252 382, website 

SIAM ROYAL ORCHID
94-120 Charoen Muang Rd, Muang, Chiang Mai 50000
Tel. 053- 245 598, website

Lacquers:

BAN KHERN LACQUERWARE
173 M. 2, Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Rd. Chiang Mai 50130
Tel. 053- 338 293

CHIANG MAI LAITHONG
140/1-2 M. 3, Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Rd. Chiang Mai 50130
Tel. 053-338-237-8

Silverware:

ACHARA SILVERWARE
Basement of Night Bazaar, 104/1 Chang Klan Rd. Chiang Mai 50100
Tel. 053- 234 511

CHIANG MAI S.CHARL
124/3-4 Wualai Rd. Chiang Mai 50100
Tel. 053- 272 729

LOUIS SILVERWARE
99/1 Km.5 Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Rd., Chiang Mai 50130
Tel. 0 5333 8494

P.COLLECTION
120/33 M. 3 Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Rd., Sanklang, Sankampaeng, Chiang Mai 50130
Tel. 053- 339 351, website 

SHERRY SILVER JEWELRY
59/2 Loi Kroh Rd., (Near Wat Pan Tong), Muang, Chiang Mai 50100

THE SILVER CAFÉ
80/2 Loi Kroh Rd., Chiang Mai , 50100
Tel. 088 2525432

Decorative Items:

BIG SMILE
Zone 4 Baan Tawai Handicraft Center T.Khunkong, A.Hang Dong Chiang Mai 50230
Tel. 053-434521, website 

SEE LAMP SHOP
Baan Tawai Handicraft Center Zone 1 & Zone 4, T.Khunkong, A.Hang Dong Chiang Mai
Tel. 053-433 967, website 

PANA COLLECTION
95/10 M.7, T.KhoonKhong, A. Hang Dong, Chiang Mai 50230
Tel. 053-434 779, website 

SOP MOEI ARTS
150/10 Charoenrat Rd., (near Kate Temple), Chaing Mai
Tel. 053- 306 123

DE GALLERY
16 Baan Tawai Rd., Hang Dong, Chiang Mai
Tel. 053- 441 575

THE HOUSE LIFESTYLE
199 Moonmuang Rd., Muang, Chiang Mai
Tel. 053- 419 011

ASANA DECORATION
190 Baan Tawai Rd., Hang Dong, Chiang Mai
Tel. 053- 433 753

MBA PRODUCT
129/1 M. 11, T. Ban Waen, A.Hang Dong, Chiang Mai 50230
Tel. 053- 336 546

EXOTIC LIVING
216 M.4 Takelek Rd., T.Baan Waen, A.Hang Dong, Chiang Mai 50230
Tel.053- 434 814

DON DESIGNS
124 M. 11, T.Thung Tom, A.Sanpatong, Chiang Mai 50120
Tel. 053-433 948

Shopping Centres:

KAD SUAN KAEW
99/4 Huay Kaew Rd., Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai 50000
Tel. 053-224 444, website 

MAYA SHOPPING CENTER
Huay Kaew Rd. Chang Phuak, Muang, Chiang Mai 50000
Tel. 052 081 555

CENTRAL FESTIVAL
99/2 Moo 4, Super Highway Rd., Fa Ham, Chiang Mai 50000
Tel. 053-998-999, website 

CENTRAL PLAZA AIRPORT
Mahidol Rd., Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 
Tel. 053- 999 199, website

PROMENA RESORT MALL
192-193 Moo 2, Tasala, Muang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50000
Tel. 053-107 888, website

PANTIP PLAZA
Night Bazaar, 152/1 Changklan Rd.
Tel: 053-288-383, website 

 
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