Chiang Mai is without doubt Thailand's major centre for quality handicrafts, both traditional and modern, hilltribe handicrafts and antiques.
Top buys include:
cottons & silks
umbrellas / parasols
furniture / woodcarwing
pottery / ceramics
Shops selling handicrafts and gifts are scattered all over the town. There are three main markets which have a wide selection of Northern treasures: Wararot Market at the eastern end of Chang Moi Road, Wua Lai Road and the Night Bazaar on and off Chang Khlan Road.
For those who enjoy honing their bargaining skills, this is the place to be. The Night Bazaar is probably the largest outlet of local handicrafts with hundreds of stalls and shops stretching along a long section of Chang Khlan Road. Interesting products are hill tribe crafts, hand-woven fabrics, clothes, silver jewelry, antiques, lacquer ware, woodcarvings, pottery, basketry, and other local items.
The following shops are the most popular in Chiang Mai:
Thai Celadon (Ceramics)
112 Chotana Road , Amphoe Mueang, Chiangmai
Louis Silverware (Silverware)
99/1 Chiang Mai-San Kamphaeng Road , Amphoe Mueang, Chiangmai
P. Collection (Silverware)
2 Mu 1 Chiang Mai - San Kamphaeng Road , Tha Sala, Amphoe Mueang, Chiangmai
Tao Mengrai (Ceramics)
79/2 Sam Lan Road , Tambon Phra Sing, Amphoe Mueang, Chiangmai
Ban Suan (Thai, European food)
25 Mu 3 Tambon San Phisuea, Amphoe Mueang, Chiangmai
Bua Phat Phanit (Silk and Cotton)
147/4-5 Chang Khlan Road , Amphoe Mueang, Chiangmai
Chiang Mai Silverware (Silverware )
62/10-11 Chiang Mai-San Kamphaeng Road , Amphoe Mueang, Chiangmai
Chinnawat Thai Silk
18/1 Huai Kaeo Road, Tambon Chang Phueak, Amphoe Mueang, Chiangmai
Ban Si Pan Khrua is famous for bamboo products and lacquerware. The village is located in Tha Sala sub-district.
Ban Muang Kung is located in Nong Khwai sub-district, Hang Dong District. It is famous for earthenware.
Ban Roi Chan , located in Nong Khwai sub-district, Hang Dong District. It is famous for basketry products.
Ban Kuan Thahan Kaeo is located in Thahan Kaeo sub-district, Hang Dong District. It is famous for earthenware.
Ban Nong Ap Chang is located in Sop Tia sub-district, Chom Thong District. It is famous for handmade naturally dyed cotton.
Ban Don Kaeo is located in Don Kaeo sub-district, Saraphi District. It is famous for bucket weaving.
Ban Pa Bong is located in Pha Bong sub-district, Saraphi District. It is well known for woven products.
Ban Ton Pao is located in Ton Pao sub-district, San Kamphaeng District. It is well known for its high-quality Sa paper products.
Ban Ton Phung is located in Ton Pao Sub-district, San Kamphaeng District. The village is famous for umbrella making and woodcarving.