Chiang Mai Markets

Chiang Mai flourishes with markets of all types, so here’s a guide to some of the best local and tourist ones around the city (reproduced from my Shopping Post):

Day Markets

Baan Tawaii  Beautiful wooden furniture and sculpture market. Also sells handicrafts and other household decor very inexpensively: go south on Hang Dong Rd. and follow the signs.

Warorot (Kad Luang) – Local supplies, clothes, household goods, textiles, foods, etc. within Chinatown on Chang Moi Rd. Both locals and tourists populate this bustling maze of a market.

Hmong Lane – Hmong tribal goods & textiles next to Warorot on the soi just west of Kuang Men Rd. You can find Walking Street type wares here for half the price!

Muang Noi – Huge variety of fresh fruits and veges from dozens upon dozens of local vendors. Along the American embassy walls and just north of Warorot market.

JJ Market – Wooden Furniture and Antiques on Atsadathon Rd.

Ton Lamyai – Flower market along the west side of Ping River, immediately south of Warorot.

Kamthieng – Flower, plants, garden, pet supplies: behind Tesco Lotus and north of JJ Market

Prince Royal Flea Market  Local sellers for secondhand, vintage and antique items or other unique finds (radios, decor, clothes, toys, hammocks, tools, etc.) and a massive amulet market. Every Saturday and Sunday at Bamrung Rajd Rd., north of Kaew Nawarat road.

San Kamphaeng Night Market – Similar to, but smaller than CMU Market: about 10 min. down SK Road from the Super Highway

Borsang – Sa paper, colorful paper umbrellas and lantern market open during the day: San Kamphaeng Rd. at 1014 intersection

Night Markets

Walking Streets – Tourist handicrafts, art, fisherman pants, street food, music: Sunday on Ratchadamnoen Rd. and Saturday on Wualai Rd.

Kad Suan Kaew Night Market  Great second-hand clothing and some new clothes in front of the KSK mall. Open weekend nights.

CMU Night Market (Student Market)  Local market for the trendy CMU coed and expat on Huay Kaew Rd. in front of CMU. One of my favorite markets to shop at for clothes (tanks, t-shirts, shorts), shoes, bags, shades, etc. Great style! Some larger European sizes available also. Opens from around 6pm-10pm every night.

ThinkPark – On weekends, the new Think Park at the corner of Huay Kaew and Nimmanhaemin Roads offers a creative, hipster market. You can buy handmade candles, old film cameras, thrift items, quirky lamps, and other artistic designs.

Muang Mai – Small local market selling clothes and household items, sometimes with a rickety ferris wheel for the brave. Behind Big C and Index Living Mall, off the superhighway

Night Bazaar – The most famous tourist handicraft market in CM. It includes Anusarn and Kalare markets. On Chang Klan Rd.

Holiday Market – Gifts, wrapping paper, cards, clothes, snacks etc.: opens a couple months before Christmas on Tunghotel Rd.

San Kamphaeng Night Market – Similar to, but smaller than CMU Market: about 10 min. down SK Road from the Super Highway

About redmudstain

An American Expat in Chiang Mai, Thailand ​ Not willing to settle down just yet - I'm only in my mid-twenties after all - I took a leap across the big big pond and fell onto Thai soil. Well, it was a little less spontaneous than that... ​ After a grueling application process, Princeton in Asia bestowed upon me a one-year fellowship with The Life Skills Development Foundation in Chiang Mai. A renowned child rights non-profit foundation in Northern Thailand, TLSDF is giving me the opportunity to research critical social issues, travel across field sites in the nation's upper regions, converse with the international human rights community and of course, learn Thai! ​ This is my life - the beauty, struggle, culture shock and adventure - in the charming city of Chiang Mai. Blog: https://redmudstain.wordpress.com/ UPDATE: Chiang Mai got me for 2 years!

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