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Chiang Mai Shopping Walking Tour (Self Guided), Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai will captivate you with its shopping opportunities. You will find diverse, unusual and unique goods at very convenient prices. Chiang Mai is one of the cheapest places in Thailand to shop. You'll find silk, silver, clothing, ceramics, antiques, Buddhist art, lacquer and neilloware, and more. Take this self-guided tour to explore Thailand's most exiting shopping.
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Chiang Mai Shopping Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Chiang Mai Shopping Walking Tour
Guide Location: Thailand » Chiang Mai (See other walking tours in Chiang Mai)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Ratchadamnoen Road
  • John Gallery - The Tree House
  • Kesorn
  • Night Bazaar
  • Warorot Market
  • Villa Cini
Ratchadamnoen Road

1) Ratchadamnoen Road

The Walking Street- Ratchadamnoen Road is a Sunday evening market in Chiang Mai. It is popular with tourists and locals looking for authentic crafts, traditional food and local street entertainment.

Ratchadamnoen Road, the main road between Tapei Gate and the Wat Phra Sing in the old city is closed for traffic and becomes a pedestrian road every Sunday evening between 2 pm and 10 pm. The street is flanked by stalls set up by vendors of handicrafts. Many stalls are run by the craftsmen themselves and the objects displayed are unique and diverse. Decorative objects made of wood, coconut shells, ceramics, fabric and paper are popular with the locals and tourists to take home as souvenirs.

The grounds of the many temples that line Ratchadamnoen Road become food courts on Sunday evenings and visitors can enjoy local Thai culinary delights freshly made at the stalls. Some culinary favorites are the Som Tam or green papaya salad and Khao Soi, a soup that is a specialty in Northern Thailand. There is also plenty of entertainment with street musicians, Thai dancers, living statues and puppeteers performing for interested passer bys. The Walking Street- Ratchadamnoen Road Sunday market has become today one of the most visited Chiang Mai institutions that is frequented by locals and tourists.
John Gallery - The Tree House

2) John Gallery - The Tree House

The Tree House is situated along the riverbank in Chiang Mai, where many tourist shops are situated. It offers wonderful handmade arts, along with Thai ceramics, textiles and beautiful paintings. Everything you buy here is made by local artists and is of good quality. The shop itself represents the Lanna style.

3) Kesorn

The Kesorn Arts shop situated on Tha Phae Road sells arts and crafts produced by local ethnic groups. Here you'll find a large selection of textiles, weaving and beads to choose from. The shop is in business for years, it is always fully packed with goods and it's a real gem for those who're looking to bring an outstanding handicraft from Thailand.
Night Bazaar

4) Night Bazaar (must see)

A three-block stretch of shops along the Chang Klan Road, the Night Bazaar is Chiang Mai’s shopper’s paradise with shops selling a range of products at pocket-friendly prices and upmarket goods for the more discerning. The Chinese, mostly immigrants from the province of Yunnan, celebrate the New Year here. Lacquered duck, spring rolls, fried noodles, ice cream and surprise cakes are everywhere; this place has a variety that makes your mouth water and it's all very cheap.

This is the cheapest place for purchasing a range of products and tourist souvenirs in Thailand. One can buy antiques, Thai silk, (fake) Rolex watches, cheap luggage, video games and cheap CDs and DVDs in the small shops that are found everywhere. It is also popular with tourists for the many establishments that offer services like camera shops, mobile phone shops, travel agents, internet cafes and tailoring. One can choose and purchase Thai silk and get a custom-made suit stitched in one day. One can also get a portrait painted at the bazaar in traditional Thai attire. Most tourist souvenirs and handicrafts are mass-produced but one can spot a unique object among them.

Notable buildings along the market are the Ven Ping Night Bazaar with two floors of shops selling authentic antiques, clothing, and crafts. The Kalare Center building has a selection of restaurants serving traditional Thai and international cuisines. The Chang Klan Plaza is an indoor shopping center with high-end stores and the Anusarn Market has eateries serving a variety of seafood dishes.

Be prepared to shop around and barter to get the best prices. If items are not priced, it's best to keep walking. If you go inside the large interior Anusarn area, prices are much more reasonable.

Operation Hours:
Daily: 7pm until midnight
Warorot Market

5) Warorot Market

Warorot Market is open daily until late at night. Here, you can find everything that Thailand offers and it's of good quality. You can find food, clothes, shoes, handicrafts, herbs, cosmetics, jewelry, lacquer-ware, silks, ceramics, souvenirs, etc. Also, you'll find Hill Tribe handicraft items and textiles in the streets surrounding the market.
Villa Cini

6) Villa Cini

Villa Cini is a popular brand in Chiang Mai. It sells Thai fabrics, unique antiques and home decor items. It offers especially good silk and antiques. The prices aren't quite as low as the markets, but it's worth it. There are things here that will satisfy most any taste.

Walking Tours in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Create Your Own Walk in Chiang Mai

Create Your Own Walk in Chiang Mai

Creating your own self-guided walk in Chiang Mai is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
North-West Chiang Mai Walking Tour

North-West Chiang Mai Walking Tour

Chiang Mai is a beautiful Asian city with a variety of tourist attractions. The city boasts an artsy atmosphere and many gorgeous temples scattered around town. There are several art galleries, museums and temples in the Northwestern part of Chiang Mai. It's also a district where you can experience Chiang Mai shopping. Take this self-guided tour to explore this part of Chiang Mai.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Chiang Mai Museums Walking Tour

Chiang Mai Museums Walking Tour

There are many interesting things to see in Chiang Mai museums. The city boasts a rich and colorful history and culture that is well-preserved in the museums of Chiang Mai. You will learn about the mystery of ancient Lanna culture, Lanna art and Thai craft. This self-guided tour will lead you through the best of Chiang Mai’s museums.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.2 Km or 5.7 Miles
Chiang Mai Introduction Walk

Chiang Mai Introduction Walk

Once capital of an independent ancient kingdom, between the 13th and 16th centuries AD, Chiang Mai is a treasure trove of historic sights: vestiges of walls and moats, hundreds of intricately decorated Buddhist temples, including 14th-century Wat Phra Singh and 15th-century Wat Chedi Luang, and more. These and other prominent attractions of Chiang Mai make up this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
South Chiang Mai Walking Tour

South Chiang Mai Walking Tour

The South of Chiang Mai is home to some wonderful sights, there's a Christian cathedral, which is a unusual in this Buddhist country, a magnificent Thai palace and ruins of ancient temples over a thousand years old. Take this self-guided tour to explore this amazing part of Chiang Mai.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.5 Km or 4.7 Miles
Chiang Mai Temples Walking Tour

Chiang Mai Temples Walking Tour

There are many impressive attractions in Chiang Mai, but its temples are really amazing. You'll see temples as old as the city itself, over seven hundred years old. The temples are must-see sites for their historic and cultural importance, for their architecture, and religious statues. Take this self-guided tour and explore these fascinating places in Chiang Mai.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles