Chiang Mai Markets
After crossing the Krau Kaek Bridge over the river Ping, the Warorot market is only a 5 minute walk from sala lanna. Warorot Market (or Kad Luang) is a must-visit for food lovers as it offers a wide range of ready-to-eat meals, Thai food, local snacks and all kinds of fresh produce. A large section of the market features inexpensive goods, such as clothing, fashion accessories and personal care products. Warorot Market is a great place to get a feel for the local way of life.
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
The Chiang Mai Night Bazaar can be found at the intersection of Tha Tha Pae and Chang Klang Roads. This night market consists of street-side stalls selling mostly clothing and handicrafts, and a host of shopping plazas where you can find more unique crafts and jewelry. A good way to check out the whole area is to start at Tha Phae Road and work your way south towards Loi Khro. Once you reach the end of the market, cross the street and work your way back along the other side. Most of the stalls will open after 7pm.
Wualai Saturday Market
Wualai the Saturday walking street market is a lively and fun night market that takes place just a short walk from the old city walls. It starts in the late afternoon and continues until approximately 22.30. It is smaller than the more famous Sunday market and it normally is a little less crowded giving it a nice and relaxed atmosphere.
Ratchadamnoen Road Sunday Market
Sunday weekend walking street is considered by many the best place to shop in Chiang Mai. A vibrant spectrum of art, crafts, music and food with handmade quality of goods that echo the spirit of Northern Thailand. The Sunday Market serves as a venue for all kinds of local events, from dance recitals to beauty pageants and the lanes on either side of the main road feature stages and performance spaces. The market starts at Tha Pae Gate and runs all along Ratchadamnoen Rd, for around one kilometer. It takes place every Sunday from 16:00 until around midnight. The road is closed to traffic during this time, and as one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, it does get busy, making your experience there a truly stunning outdoor activity.