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  • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar is one of the city’s main night-time attractions, especially for families, and is the modern legacy of the original Yunnanese trading caravans that stopped here along the ancient trade route between Simao (in China) and Mawlamyaing (on Myanmar’s Gulf of Martaban coast).

    Today the night bazaar sells the usual tourist souvenirs, similar to what you’ll find at Bangkok’s street markets. In true market fashion, vendors form a gauntlet along the footpath of Th Chang Khlan from Th Tha Phae to Th Loi Kroh. In between are dedicated shopping buildings: the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar Building is filled mainly with antique and handicraft stores.

    Across the street is the Kalare Night Bazaar selling upmarket clothes and home decor. Behind the collection of shops is the Kalare Food Center.

    Here are some Best Chiang Mai Night Markets:

  • 01The Night Bazaar

    Based on the eastern side of the old walled city, on the Chang Khlan Road, The Night Bazaar is one of the preferred destinations for the shopping lovers. During the day hours the place remains filled with shops, restaurant, snacks eateries, pizza outlets and shopping arcade but all this only fails to match the charm that the Night Bazaar produces in the same location. One can find here goods of all kinds be it clothing, electronic items, accessories, shoes, household items and many others. The key skills for shopping here is bargaining so for the best deal bargain more. About 20 to 30 percent reduction in the prices asked should be made for good deal. There is availability of both branded and local goods.

    Image Credits : David McKelvey



    Open on
    : Monday to Sunday, from dusk to Midnight

    Highlights: Daddy’s Pizza and Steakhouse Restaurant serving Chinese food.

    Location: Chang Khlan Road, Thailand
  • 02Anusarn Night Market

    Based near the bottom end of famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, this market is a pleasure to visit. Having its own charm this is equally popular as the famous Night Bazaar. During day time the vendors of the market are usually are not present though the eateries, bars and permanent shops remain open. The market starts in the evening and the key attraction of the market is the low cost delicious meals available here. Be it Asian, Seafood or Indian cuisine all remains available here. Another attraction is the open air Thai message which charges around 60 THB for ½ hour and 120 THB for 1 hour. Apart from this one can find shops of all kinds of goods that includes clothing, electronic items, gift items, accessories, shoes, music stores, and household items

     

    Open on
    : Mon to Sunday, from 7pm to Midnight

    Highlights: Fish Massage

    Location: Chang Khlan Road, Thailand
  • 03Kalare Night Market

    Based towards the end of Night Bazaar, this is one of the prominent markets of Thailand, though the same remains much less crowded. It is much less hectic and it holds a host of shops like artistic studios, garment shops, Jewellery stores, accessories, shoes, gift items and souvenirs. This is almost like an undercover arcade where there are various shops and food court supporting coupon dinning. Here one can find foods of all kinds and can enjoy delicious cuisine of almost all continents. Other attractions here include Thai dance performances which changes every week and puppet shoe which is quite popular among the young crowd. The Warorot Market at a distance of 2 minutes from Kalare Night Market is famous for fresh vegetables and meat.



    Open on
    : Mon to Sunday, from 7pm to Midnight

    Highlights: Have a sketch of own by talented sketch artists

    Location: Chang Khlan Road, Thailand
  • 04Sunday Walking Market

    Based almost in the middle of the old walled city area of Chiang Mai, the market stretches for almost a km from Phae Gate to Ratchadamnoen Road. The road also famous by the name of walking street remains close on Sunday for the traffic so that all can enjoy the Sunday Market here. The Sunday Market remains very much crowded with both locals as well as tourists. Unlike Night Bazaar one can find here exclusive handicrafts and art of the Northern Thai inhabitants. There are shops of various other goods like clothing, accessories, home décor etc which are perfect for both own use and gifting others. After dark, the Sunday market gets more entertaining with different dance shows and entertaining programs. It’s a km long market and has much to explore.

    Image Credits : Connie Ma



    Open on
    : Mon to Sunday, from 4pm to Midnight

    Highlights: Thai Foot Massage

    Location: Ratchadamnoen Road, Thailand
  • 05Saturday Walking street market

    Based on the opposite side of Chiang Mai Gate, Wui Lai Market or Saturday Market is another popular market in Thailand. On every Saturday the 1 km stretch market area remains close to traffic so that visitors and locals can shuffle around various shops and purchase goods according to preference. There are plenty of shops in Saturday Market almost like Sunday Market on all goods but the silversmiths shops are the primary attraction here because of the silverware sculptures and goods available here. Apart from this one can find clothing, belts, lanterns, candles, perfume, shoes, street performers, food stalls, sketch artists, wood carvings and woodwork ornaments, housewares etc. Evening time remains entertained with local night show and puppet show.

     



    Open on
    : Mon to Sunday, from 4pm to Midnight

    Highlights: Thai Massage and 7 Eleven Supermarket.

    Location: Wu Lai Road, Thailand
  • 06Bo Sang Handicraft Village

    Bo Sang Handicraft Village at Chiang Mai is one of the best places to go if you are a keen lover of handicrafts. If you have been amazed by Thai handicrafts all the while, this village is the place where you get to witness the process of making these high-quality items like fans, paper lamps, wallets and all related products. Do not miss the Bo Sang Umbrella & San Kamphaeng Handicrafts Fair conducted here during the 3rd weekend of January.

     



    Location: About 8km towards the south-east of Chiang Mai.

    Highlights
    : From here, you get to purchase the best quality of umbrellas & parasols in the world. The prices are highly reasonable for the quality. You can purchase excellent souvenirs from here at highly affordable costs; the artisans do not try to exploit you, so you don’t have to negotiate with them.

  • 07Chang Puak Gate Night Market

    One of the most attractive markets Chang Puak Hate Night Market is quite famous among the tourists. For all those who love to walk around the streets and check out different shops this is the ideal location. With outstanding collection of various goods like clothing, perfume, , wood carvings and woodwork ornaments, shoes, street performers, belts, lanterns, candles, food stalls, sketch artists, house wares one can find it all here. It is quite crowded place and there are unique vendors who sells exclusive Thai foods which is quite delicious and mouth watering. Apart from this there are other stores of clothing, shoes, and accessories with reasonably good stock.



    Open on
    : Mon to Sunday, from 4pm to Midnight

    Highlights: Thai Massage

    Location: Prathu Chand Puak, Thailand
  • 08Kat Rin Kham Night Bazaar

    Kat Rin Kham Night Market is in Chiang Mai. It is a lesser known market as compared to the other night markets in this area and is most popular amongst students. They have a perfect mix of everything that comes to your mind, ranging from food stalls, clothes shops, plastic shops, tattoo studios, salons, home décor stores etc.

    Highlights: Famous among young adults and students, this market remains open from 6 PM till midnight. It is a really busy market and has amazing food to offer. You get great stuff at really cheap prices and also can bargain for an even more discount. It has a few craft stores as well, which is loved by the people.

    Location: Right across the main entrance of Chiang Mai University, Huay Kaew road, Chian Mai.

    Price: Experience the night bazaar for free. Pay for the stuffs and services you buy. 
  • 09Warorot Market (Kad Luang)

    Situated approximately two minutes from the Chang Mai Night Bazaar and sitting beside the Ping River, Warorot Market is a daytime hub of Locals. It opens early in the morning and closes when dark. You can buy almost anything from here. This is basically a Local market where you get goods better than a tourist market at even cheaper prices.

    Highlights: Everything is here, fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, bakery items, handicrafts, souvenirs, ceramics, clothes etc. Also, it is an amazing place to try on local snacks and sweets from the food stalls in this market. There are back and side streets around the Warorot market full of hill tribe and Northern Thai Handicraft products. Visiting this market is a must when you are at Chang Mai to witness local Thai shopping.

    Location: Near the Chang Mai Night Bazaar, by river Ping.

    Price: The experience is free. 

Attractions

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Warorot Market (Kad Luang)

Situated approximately two minutes from the Chang Mai Night Bazaar and sitting beside the Ping River, Warorot Market is a daytime hub of Locals. It opens early in the morning and closes when dark. You can buy almost anything from here. This is basically a Local market where you get goods better than a tourist market at even cheaper prices.

Highlights: Everything is here, fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, bakery items, handicrafts, souvenirs, ceramics, clothes etc. Also, it is an amazing place to try on local snacks and sweets from the food stalls in this market. There are back and side streets around the Warorot market full of hill tribe and Northern Thai Handicraft products. Visiting this market is a must when you are at Chang Mai to witness local Thai shopping.

Location: Near the Chang Mai Night Bazaar, by river Ping.

Price: The experience is free. 
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Maesa Elephant Camp

If the love is for Asian elephants then the apt place to get close to them is the Maesa Elephant Camp. The camp is by far the largest one in assembly of domestic elephants in the Northern part of Thailand. It also showcases the most entertaining as well as educational elephant show which has managed to enlist itself in Guinness book of Records 2005. The camp houses nearly 80 elephants which were all employed in timber and logging industries but with modern process they are all now taken care of in these centres for conservation and training. Visitors can enjoy the location playing with the baby elephants, feeding and bathing them and also interacting with the same. The elephants draw excellent pictures which can be purchased here.



Location
: Tapae Road, North of Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Price: Entry: 200 Baht,

Elephant ride: 1200 Baht for 1 hour and 800 Baht for 30mins
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Saturday Walking street market

Based on the opposite side of Chiang Mai Gate, Wui Lai Market or Saturday Market is another popular market in Thailand. On every Saturday the 1 km stretch market area remains close to traffic so that visitors and locals can shuffle around various shops and purchase goods according to preference. There are plenty of shops in Saturday Market almost like Sunday Market on all goods but the silversmiths shops are the primary attraction here because of the silverware sculptures and goods available here. Apart from this one can find clothing, belts, lanterns, candles, perfume, shoes, street performers, food stalls, sketch artists, wood carvings and woodwork ornaments, housewares etc. Evening time remains entertained with local night show and puppet show.

 

Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 4pm to Midnight

Highlights: Thai Massage and 7 Eleven Supermarket.

Location: Wu Lai Road, Thailand
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Anusarn Night Market

Based near the bottom end of famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, this market is a pleasure to visit. Having its own charm this is equally popular as the famous Night Bazaar. During day time the vendors of the market are usually are not present though the eateries, bars and permanent shops remain open. The market starts in the evening and the key attraction of the market is the low cost delicious meals available here. Be it Asian, Seafood or Indian cuisine all remains available here. Another attraction is the open air Thai message which charges around 60 THB for ½ hour and 120 THB for 1 hour. Apart from this one can find shops of all kinds of goods that includes clothing, electronic items, gift items, accessories, shoes, music stores, and household items

 

Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 7pm to Midnight

Highlights: Fish Massage

Location: Chang Khlan Road, Thailand
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Chang Puak Gate Night Market

One of the most attractive markets Chang Puak Hate Night Market is quite famous among the tourists. For all those who love to walk around the streets and check out different shops this is the ideal location. With outstanding collection of various goods like clothing, perfume, , wood carvings and woodwork ornaments, shoes, street performers, belts, lanterns, candles, food stalls, sketch artists, house wares one can find it all here. It is quite crowded place and there are unique vendors who sells exclusive Thai foods which is quite delicious and mouth watering. Apart from this there are other stores of clothing, shoes, and accessories with reasonably good stock.



Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 4pm to Midnight

Highlights: Thai Massage

Location: Prathu Chand Puak, Thailand
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Chiang Dao Elephant Camp - Training Center

At Chiang Dao Elephant Camp - Training Center primary importance is given towards making the elephants feel comfortable in a natural environment. As a result the camp provides an experience to its visitors which combine both jungle activities and training schedules with a one to one interaction with a single elephant making the whole experience more interesting and absolutely unforgettable. There are about 32 elephants which provide excellent rides in the adjacent teak forest and the nearby Ping River. The highlight of the destination is watching the baby elephants get trained in the morning with lessons on how to walk, how to bath etc. Bamboo rafting sessions are also available here on the Ping River. A visit to hill tribe village is also organised.



Location
Chiang Mai-Fang Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Timing: Open daily from 7 am Price: Starting from 60 Baht.
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Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp

65km from Chiang Mai International Airport, the Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp is a ideal location to enjoy elephant trekking, pleasant stay, excellent meals and superb spa treatment. The arrangements are superb with 15 tents with white crisp bedding, copper tubs, and leather recliners setting the jungle safari mood. The brilliant ambience of the forested environment, the excellent elephant rides and superior Thai massage after a elephant rides along with excellent relaxation makes it a preferred destination in Thailand.



One can explore the flora and fauna, get up close with the elephants and enjoy a entertaining day with the luxury of a resort to stay. Riverside pool and river boat trips are some additional entertaining activities done here.

Location: 4 hours drive from Chiang Mai City.




















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Chai Lai Orchid Elephant Camp

To experience the best eco travel tour and immerse in the beauties of nature Chai Lai Orchid Elephant Camp is the best experience. One can spend the days, feeding, bathing, playing and taking care of the gentle giants. There is option for elephant ride which is equally interesting. The visitors of this camp need to accommodate in eco hut and enjoy the panoramic beauty of nature. Be it river rafting or swimming in the cool pools, enjoying the mountain sun or tasting the sweetest juicy fresh fruits, life here is simply entertaining.



Elephant experience here can be either enjoyed with a single elephant or with shared elephant. With friendly staff and excellent trainers the experience is a pleasant one guaranteed.

Location: Mae Win, Mae Wang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Thai Elephant Home

One of the best destinations to enjoy brilliant time with the gentle giants, Thai Elephant Home is located in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. The camp has sufficient number of elephants all rescued and conserved in the camp to make them lead a happy life. Tourist can visit the destination and enjoy feeding, bathing and taking care of both the bigger and baby elephants.



There are several packages which can be opted for to ensure some decent time spent playing with these animals. It’s a eco friendly tourism where apart from enjoying the elephants one can also take pleasure in beautiful lush greenery and natural pools. The home has beautiful eco huts on a twin sharing basis with all necessary utilities for travellers to enjoy their stay for as long as they want.

Location
: 2 Kuedchang Maetang Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Sunday Walking Market

Based almost in the middle of the old walled city area of Chiang Mai, the market stretches for almost a km from Phae Gate to Ratchadamnoen Road. The road also famous by the name of walking street remains close on Sunday for the traffic so that all can enjoy the Sunday Market here. The Sunday Market remains very much crowded with both locals as well as tourists. Unlike Night Bazaar one can find here exclusive handicrafts and art of the Northern Thai inhabitants. There are shops of various other goods like clothing, accessories, home décor etc which are perfect for both own use and gifting others. After dark, the Sunday market gets more entertaining with different dance shows and entertaining programs. It’s a km long market and has much to explore.



Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 4pm to Midnight

Highlights: Thai Foot Massage

Location: Ratchadamnoen Road, Thailand
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Baan Chang Elephant Park

Based at a distance of 50 minutes from Chiang Mai, The Baan Chang Elephant Park is a beautiful sanctuary located at Mae Taeng. The place is by far one of the best locations to be up close with elephants and enjoy quality time with them. It’s a beautiful park dedicated to provide good life to the elephants. The special program named as Magical Elephant Mahout Training is scheduled here to make the visitors learn, know more and interact with this giant, clam and beautiful animal. Elephant feeding, elephant bath, bare back elephant ride, their medication and interacting with them all are included in this program. It organizes usually a day tour where lunch is included in the package.



Location
: Ratchadamnoen, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Price: Starting from 2900 Baht
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Rantong Save and Rescue Elephant Centre

Rantong Save and Rescue Elephant Centre were established in 2009 with the motive of rescuing ill-treated elephants and saving them with proper shelter, food and healthcare. Though this initiative started with a single elephant but it later on got transferred into a business. Tourists visit this destination on a daily basis and enjoy interacting with the elephants and help them in their daily schedule which is an equally interesting activity. In the centre there are various single day programs as well as a multiple day schedules and transportation is available from the hotel. There are exclusive riding tours available which can be included in the package. White water rafting is an entertaining activity in this center. Another popular program here is the baby care programs where one needs to take care of the baby elephants and spend time with them. Its a memorable experience for all.

 

Location
: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Timing: 8am-5:00pm
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The Tiger Kingdom

The Tiger Kingdom is a great combination of tourism with wildlife preservation. The preservation provides the opportunity to get up close and personal with several Indochinese tigers of varying ages and sizes that have been raised by hand in captivity since birth. The vicinity also boasts facilities to camp for the night with several amenities.



Location:  Located right next to the Go?Kart track in Kathu at the foot of Patong Hill. 

Things to Keep in Mind: Before entering the visitors are asked to leave the belongings outside in a locker, remove your shoes and wash hands.

Timings: Open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM.

Price: The approximate entrance fee is around 800 Baht.
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Kalare Night Market

Based towards the end of Night Bazaar, this is one of the prominent markets of Thailand, though the same remains much less crowded. It is much less hectic and it holds a host of shops like artistic studios, garment shops, Jewellery stores, accessories, shoes, gift items and souvenirs. This is almost like an undercover arcade where there are various shops and food court supporting coupon dinning. Here one can find foods of all kinds and can enjoy delicious cuisine of almost all continents. Other attractions here include Thai dance performances which changes every week and puppet shoe which is quite popular among the young crowd. The Warorot Market at a distance of 2 minutes from Kalare Night Market is famous for fresh vegetables and meat.



Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 7pm to Midnight

Highlights: Have a sketch of own by talented sketch artists

Location: Chang Khlan Road, Thailand
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White Sands of Turtle Island

Ko Tao or Turtle Island has gained its latter name owing to its resemblance to a turtle nose-diving towards neighboring island of KoPhaNgan. This easily accessible island is much more laid back and is known for providing a completely soothing experience to all its guests as compared to neighboring islands. The powdery white sand touching the azure waters of the beach and the beautiful lining of the coconut trees are certain ingredients that make this place a perfect vacation destination.


Things to Do: Apart from all the pristine beauty there are two specific elements that make this island all the more popular – coral reefs and colorful fish. While here, get ready to explore these stunning beauties by embarking on a thrilling snorkeling trip. At some specific intervals,it is even possible to feed the fish – get ready to dazzle yourself while feeding these diversifies school of fishes.

Getting There: Ko Tao Island is easily accessible via ferry from both KoSamui and KoPhaNgan. You can even opt for an overnight bus journey from Bangkok to Chumphon which will then be connected via boat ride to Ko Tao

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The Night Bazaar

Based on the eastern side of the old walled city, on the Chang Khlan Road, The Night Bazaar is one of the preferred destinations for the shopping lovers. During the day hours the place remains filled with shops, restaurant, snacks eateries, pizza outlets and shopping arcade but all this only fails to match the charm that the Night Bazaar produces in the same location. One can find here goods of all kinds be it clothing, electronic items, accessories, shoes, household items and many others. The key skills for shopping here is bargaining so for the best deal bargain more. About 20 to 30 percent reduction in the prices asked should be made for good deal. There is availability of both branded and local goods.



Open on
: Monday to Sunday, from dusk to Midnight

Highlights: Daddy’s Pizza and Steakhouse Restaurant serving Chinese food.

Location: Chang Khlan Road, Thailand

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