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Sunday Walking Street

Sunday Walking Street

On Sunday afternoon Th Ratchadamnoen is taken over by the boisterous Sunday Walking Street, which feels even more animated than Th Wualai's Saturday Walking Street because of the energetic food markets that open...

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Saturday Walking Street

Saturday Walking Street

The Saturday Walking Street takes over Th Wualai, running southwest from Pratu Chiang Mai at the southern entrance to the old city. There is barely space to move as locals and tourists from across the world...

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Studio Naenna

The colours of the mountains have been woven into the naturally dyed silks and cottons here, part of a project to preserve traditional weaving and embroidery. You can see the whole production process at this...

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Baan Kang Wat

Though a little out of the way, Baan Kang Wat is worth the trip simply to coo over the cute architecture and picturesque ambience. The open-air artists enclave is home to several small art and handicraft shops...

Market in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar is one of the city’s main night-time attractions, especially for families, and is the legacy of the original Yunnanese trading caravans that stopped here along the ancient route between...

Shopping Centre in Chiang Mai

One Nimman

Featuring upmarket Chiang Mai clothing, cafes and art, eclectic Nimman also houses an open-air food hall, regular pop-up markets, and even free salsa and yoga classes. The collection of grand brick, concrete and...

Art in Chiang Mai

John Gallery

Opened in 1980, this place is a warren of paintings on cotton, cards and rocks, often inscribed with feel-good or creative quotes. John also hawks dusty hill-tribe embroidery and art, 'witch doctor' recipe books...

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Shinawatra Thai Silk

This venerable family-owned silk shop was already a household name before the owners' nephew, Thaksin Shinawatra, became (now exiled) prime minister. The range here is a little more dowdy and middle-aged than at...

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Elephant Parade

In venues around Chiang Mai, you may notice life-sized, decorated baby elephant sculptures created by artists and celebrities through the social enterprise Elephant Parade. The organisation runs this store to...

Arts & Crafts in Chiang Mai

HQ Paper Maker

This intriguing shop sells reams of handmade mulberry paper (săh), in a remarkable range of colours and patterns, including gorgeous marbled sheets that resemble the end leaves of bound 19th-century books. Ask...

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Doi Tung

Part of a development project for rural communities in Chiang Rai Province, this very chic emporium is full of handmade scarves, tablecloths, clothing and men's ties made from graceful and very touchable textiles...

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Central Festival

Just north of the Arcade Bus Terminal on Rte 11, Chiang Mai's flashiest shopping centre is anchored around a Central department store, with tons of international brands, impressively catered food floors, a...

Ceramics in Chiang Mai

Siam Celadon

This long-established company sells fine cracked-glazed celadon ceramics in a lovely fretwork-covered teak building from the time of the British teak concessionaires. After browsing, stop for a cuppa at the...

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Thai Tribal Crafts Fair Trade

Baskets and ornate needlework from the provinces are the offerings at this missionary-backed, fair-trade shop near the McCormick Hospital. It also runs a hill-tribe weaving class every weekday from 9am to noon...

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Maya Lifestyle Shopping Center

Chiang Mai's flashiest shopping centre hides behind a geometric facade, with all the big international brands, a whole floor of electronics, a good supermarket, a multiscreen cinema, and excellent eating options...

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Srisanpanmai

The display cases here are like a library of Lanna textiles, with reams of silk and cotton shawls, scarves and hill-tribe costumes. You're guaranteed to find something to surprise the folks at home.

Books in Chiang Mai

Suriwong Book Centre

A Chiang Mai institution, with a well-organised and well-stocked bookshop upstairs, and a magazine shop downstairs packed with international mags from Elle to Wallpaper.

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Mengrai Kilns

In the southwestern corner of the old city, Mengrai Kilns keeps the tradition of Thai handmade pottery alive, with cookware, dining sets, ornaments and Western-style nativity scenes.

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Sop Moei Arts

High-end hill-tribe crafts, from off-the-loom textiles to baskets, are sold at this economic-development shop, which provides assistance for Karen villagers in Mae Hong Son Province.