It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that the Night Bazaar area of Chiang Mai is a shopper’s paradise, featuring an endless array of bespoke handicrafts, mass-produced souvenirs, clothing and apparel, and so much more. After all, the clue is in the name!
There are enough market stalls and boutiques here for the most ardent of shopaholics, so give yourselves plenty of time to fully explore this lively area of Chiang Mai, and what’s more, prices are cheap and discounts are common – if you know how to play the game. The Night Bazaar area can be defined as the area around the intersection of Loi Kroh and Chang Klan Road, but many of the surrounding side streets and alleys are also incorporated. Due to the sheer amount of choice, some people never get to see all of what Chiang Mai Night Bazaar has to offer, but with our Top 10 Best Shopping, you are sure to see it all!
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Top of most people’s itineraries when they come to Chiang Mai, the Night Bazaar sells a wide array of products, from Thai silk and handicrafts to souvenirs, sunglasses, DVDs, electronics, artwork and all manner of clothes. After a while, you will start to see a lot of the same products again and again, but with many snack shops and entertainment venues scattered throughout the area you will never be stuck for something to do.
There are actually several areas within the Night Bazaar with the open-air Anusarn Market, Kalare Night Bazaar and the Night Bazaar Building itself all located within touching distance along Chang Klan Road. Starting from around 17:00 until past midnight, the deals to be found here can beat all others in Thailand! Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – 24:00
- Location: Intersection of Loi Kroh and Chang Klan Road
Hilltribe House sells genuine tribal clothes, textiles, silver and accessories which are all either bought from tribes in northern Thailand or designed especially for Hilltribe House. Many places in Chiang Mai are offering similar products but Hilltribe House stand out as they source truly beautiful pieces and even collect the very finest traditionally made clothing for a small museum on the second floor where all the different designs and traits of the many tribal groups are displayed.
The prices here aren’t the cheapest, but you can be assured of genuine, excellent quality items. It is located on Tha Pae Road on the edge of the Night Bazaar area.
- Location: Tha Pae Road (one way street heading towards the Old City)
- Tel: +66 (0) 8750 77908
The collection of boutiques in OP Place is probably the best place in Chiang Mai for high-end shopping. Prices here are steep – certainly a marked contrast to the stalls of the Night Bazaar outside – but the quality is also seriously impressive. Expect to find home furnishings, contemporary-classic art, handicrafts and designer textiles. The air-conditioned mall offers a pleasant respite from the more frenzied action outside and with clearly labelled prices on everything OP Place definitely offers a more relaxing shopping experience. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00 daily
- Address: Thippatana Arcade, 108 Chang Klan Rd., Tambon Changklan
- Tel: +66 (0) 5325 2004
Nova Jewellery specialises in contemporary fashion jewellery that is custom-made in a range of precious metals, including sterling silver, and white, yellow and rose gold. The boutique shop is located on Tha Pae Road not far from the central Tha Pae Gate which marks the entrance into the Old City. For a bespoke touch, Nova Jewellery also has a small selection of semi-precious stones that can be incorporated into pieces at the request of customers.
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 09:00-20:30, Sunday 12:30-20:30
- Address: 201 Thapae Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 53 206 134
Siam Celadon creates iconic pottery that is baked and glazed in northern Thailand. The pieces here use an age-old Chinese technique to gently crack the surface of the pottery to create some beautiful crockery and tea sets that would make the perfect gift for a loved one or even a treasured memento of your time in Chiang Mai.
The designs and colours have diversified from the original Siam Celadon colour of pale jade to include a pastel blue and even black. Patterns are inspired from Thailand with elephants and lotus flowers featuring prominently. Large centrepiece items are fairly expensive at Siam Celadon although there are plenty of smaller items such as salt and pepper shakers and napkin holders.
Located in a delightfully restored teak mansion dating from 1915, the pottery is well-displayed in the front section of Raming Tea House. It is very easy to find on Tha Pae Road, opposite Wat Bupparam. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:30 until 18:00 daily
- Address: 158 Tha Pae Rd, Chiang Mai
- Tel: +66 (0)53 234 518
The Plaza is a boutique shopping destination, consisting of five floors packed with boutique shops and stalls specialising in handicrafts, textiles and home furnishings. There is a full range of leisure pursuits to enjoy here as you can eat, drink, shop and even spa in here. Located in front of Dusit D2 Hotel, this is ideally placed right in the heart of the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.
The first floor is dedicated to jewellery while the second focuses more on textiles with a host of tailors and leather dealers operating from here. The Plaza is air conditioned, has set prices on most items and provides receipts with purchases.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00
- Address: 100/ 1 Chang Klan Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 53 283 0857
Warorot Market (or Kad Luang) is the largest fresh food market in Chiang Mai. Inside this bustling three-storey building you will find exotic food, snacks, and a large section focused on inexpensive goods, such as clothing, bags, shoes and many other curious items.
Targeting mostly Thais, Warorot Market is a great place to get a feel for the local way of life. It is easy to find, just at the end of Chang Moi Road, east of the moat and north of Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. Popular gifts are in plentiful supply here such as organic tea and coffee, chilli paste, and some traditional but hard to find snacks. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 6:00 - 19:00
- Location: Chang Moi Road, close to the River Ping, north of Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
Dee Dee Pan Pan is a great value jewellery store selling fashion pieces that combine classic Thai techniques with modern styles and designs. The resulting creations are treasured for their bohemian chic, which is especially popular with those who want some standout jewellery for their adventures through Southeast Asia. Bracelets, necklaces and rings are all on sale here, usually made up of semi-precious stones, pearls, or crystal glass, and tied together by hand.
These pieces are intricate and unique so it’s a great place to fill your suitcase with gifts. Prices start from around 150 baht for a pair of earrings. Dee Dee Pan Pan has two separate boutique stores, both on Tha Pae Road: the larger store is near Tha Pae gate at the entrance to the Old City, but there is a second store close to the intersection with Chang Klan Road in the Night Bazaar.
- Location: Tha Pae Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 5387 4504
Pantip Plaza is a large shopping mall located at the southern edge of the Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai. It is easy to find on the junction of Chang Klan and Sridornchin Road. Most of the shops here are dedicated to IT, computers, and other electronics, ranging in size from one-man operations to large superstores. If you are looking for a laptop, mobile phone, or a remote-controlled model helicopter this is the place to find it in Chiang Mai. Products here are genuine, but be sure to check. Pantip Plaza in Chiang Mai is a little dated when compared to some of the more recent shopping malls in the city but it has plenty of choice and a host of restaurant franchises and a food court if you want a convenient bite to eat.
- Location: Corner of Chang Klan and Sridornchai Road (southern edge of Night Bazaar)
Chan is a boutique clothing brand that outgrew its original shop and opened a second one just three doors down the road. It now sells a combination of modern fashion and replica tribal garments from its two shops on Tha Pae Gate. Chan has a small men’s range but the vast majority of this shop is dedicated to women’s fashion. Popular items include light and functional shift dresses in earthy tones which suit Chiang Mai life perfectly. Most items have price tags but moderate bargaining is possible. Located very close to Wat Bupparam.
- Address: 201 Tha Pae Road