Markets in Chiang Mai
There are lots of Markets in Chiang Mai to suits everyone, they are scattered all over the city. The Sunday Market, The Saturday (Wua Lai) Market and the Night Bazaar (including Kalare & Anusarn) are the 3 biggest catering for the tourist trade and should be included on any visit. Warorot Market is where the locals shop and is defiantly worth checking out. For more information on some of the major Markets in Chiang Mai, click on the Quick Links to the various Markets on the left of this page.
And just for something totally different you can even go to the second-hand and flea markets that the vast majority of tourists do not even know about. See Nongs Flea Market Tours website for more info.
The following is a short list of the most interesting Markets to be found in Chiang Mai.
Sunday Markets (Sunday only) (also called Walking Street Markets) (late afternoon till midnight) In the centre of Chiang Mai's Old City section from the Tha Phae Gate to all the way down Rachadamnoen Road, about 1klm long, and spreading out down all the side streets. Big.
Saturday (Wua Lai) Market (Saturday only) (late afternoon till midnight) All the way down Wua Lai Road opposite Chiang Mai Gate, about 1km long. South side of Chiang Mai's Old City section.
Night Bazaar (daily open from late afternoon till midnight) The famous Night Bazaar is a bargain hunters paradise. Eastern side of Old City all the way along Chang Khlan Road, about 1km long.
Kalare Night Market (1/3 way down from top of Night Bazaar) (daily open from dusk till midnight) Eastern side of Old City on Chang Khlan Road.
Anusarn Night Market (1/3 way up from bottom of Night Bazaar) (daily open from dusk till midnight) Eastern side of Old City on Chang Khlan Road.
Warorot Market (daytime) (early morning till night) (2 minute stroll north of Night Bazaar)
Eastern side of Old City on Chang Moi Road. Buy anything and everything here. This is a favourite place for the locals to shop.
Muang Mai Market (daytime) (early morning till dusk) (10mins walk north of Warorot Market)
North eastern side of Old City on Muang Samut Road. Wholesale fresh fruit, vegetables, meat & seafood.
Somphet Market (daytime) (in Old City 5 minute walk north of Tha Phae Gate)
Plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables. Also has house wares and some good inexpensive tailors.
Khamtien Plant Market (daytime) (north of Old City on Superhighway behind Tesco's Super Store) Plants, trees, gardening accessories, pets & tropical fish.
JJ Market (near Khamtien Plant Market) (weekends) (North of Old City, off Superhighway on Assadathon Road) A modern Market complex both inside and outside new building. Fresh fruit, vegetables, plants, second hand goods, designer goods, antiques, pubs and restaurants.
Thipanet Market (daytime) (south of Old City near Chiang Mai Gate) Arts and crafts.
For an excellent map showing the above Markets and other sights, see the Chiang Mai Markets Map.