Warorot Market (or Kad Luang) is one of Chiang Mai's oldest and most popular markets and is definitely an important destination for all foodies as it offers a wide range of ready meals, local snacks, fresh products and all sorts of other delicacies. On the upper floors are inexpensive goods such as clothing, fashion accessories and personal care products, while the food stalls are mainly located on the ground floor. The Warorot market is particularly popular with the local population and offers an authentic insight into the Thai lifestyle in addition to food and shopping.
The Malin Market can be found at Malin Plaza, opposite Chiang Mai University and is open every evening after 6 PM and very popular among students and locals while not being as crowded and with a lot less tourists than the popular night markets. Like almost at any night market in Thailand, food plays a central role at the Malin Market and there are several dozen Thai, Japanese and Korean vendors to choose from. If you already had dinner you can wander through the maze of clothing stalls making a bargain or get your nails done, have a massage and even get a tattoo.
If you like elephants or crafts, you should take the time to visit Baan Jang Nak. Baan Jang Nak can be found around 20 km southeast from Chiang Mai near San Kamphaeng an is a little bit hidden - but it is well worth the journey. Once there, you can take a look over the shoulder of the artists who have gathered around Thailand's "Elephant Man" Phet Wiriya, and marvel at how both smaller and lifelike elephants emerge - one thinks every moment that they come to life. The museum contains many hundreds of these incredible works of art and most of them are carved out of wood - a really great gift for taking home. Great art! The excursion to Baan Jang Nak can be very well combined with a visit to Bo Sang (paper umbrellas) and further on the 1006 to the southeast one of the better Porcelain manufactories around Chiang Mai (Siam Celadon) can be found and from there it is only about 8 km to Baan Jang Nak.
One of the main attractions in Chiang Mai, especially if you want to do some souvenir shopping. The night bazaar is a must do of your Chiang Mai experience and located at the intersection of Chang Khlan Road and Loi Khro Road spreading out for two blocks in both directions. Set up time is around sunset (usually about 6:00 PM) and the nightly shopping goes on until about 10:30 PM with some vendors still remaining open even later than that.
This Chiang Mai institution takes place on every Sunday, starting about 4:00 PM and continuing until about midnight. One of the main streets of Chiang Mai is shut, with several tributary streets also closed, so the entire event is pedestrian only, where both locals and tourists come to shop and enjoy the fun. Immerse into the creativity of the local people and their products and make lots of bargains.
The mid-sized craft village Bo Sang has specialized in the crafting of paper umbrellas and is well known throughout the country and abroad for outstanding quality as well as amazing floral designs. Choose from plenty of hand-painted umbrellas reaching from tiny cocktail umbrellas to large parasols for gardens or patios and other handmade products as well – all made with Sa paper (from the bark of the mulberry tree) and in uncounted different designs. This is a great gift to bring back home.
2018-12-12, 7:56 PM
This was one of the most haunting experiences during our tour in Thailand. From the first contact immediately a warm and friendly welcome and everything of the tour was neatly explained. The program of the tour itself was very varied with experiences that you can not miss in all respects. Great expertise ... [More...]
2018-11-27, 4:53 AM
Matt and Julia, Austria
We had the 2day/1night Trekking Tour with Ping as our Guide and we were outstandingly satisfied with the Tour. Always friendly and with a smile on his face he guided us perfectly through the wilderness of Northern Thailand. The Food he cooked was amazing and the Bamboo Raft Part was just pure fun :-) ... [More...]
2018-11-26, 5:00 PM
Summa cum laude
Nachdem ich die sehr guten Bewertungen gelesen habe,buchten wir auch einen 3-Tagestrip. Wenn ich jeweils eine Note für Betreuung, Kompetenz, Routenverlauf, Organisation, Bewirtung, Preis-Leistungsverhältnis geben würde, dann erhält diese Tour eine 1+/ summa cum laude!!! Ich kann es nur weiterempfehlen!
2018-11-11, 3:12 PM
Un treck 3 jours/ 2 nuits avec notre guide Boon pour une première visite en Thaïlande. Il nous a fait partager sa passion pour ce superbe endroit et ses connaissances de la faune et la flore. Merci aussi à lui pour sa gentillesse ainsi que ses talents de cuisinier qui ont ponctués nos soirées. Je ... [More...]
2018-10-06, 5:31 AM
Unforgettable ,off the beaten bath, experience
Ursula, Martin & Elias, Switzerland
We and our 15 year old son were very pleased with the 3 days trekking tour with song and song song. Well organized, excellent fresh food incl. breakfast. Very interesting to see, with how little people live in very remote areas and create such wonderful tasty meals. Highlights: Waterfall, bamboo rafting ... [More...]