Top 7 Shopping Malls in Chiang Mai


The best shopping places in Chiang Mai offer impressive choices of a large variety of fashions and food. It suits all kinds of budgets and lifestyles. In case you don't know which one to go, I've picked the best 7 shopping malls in Chiang Mai. Without further ado, let's go shopping in Chiang Mai!


1. Maya Lifestyle Shopping Center  

Maya Lifestyle Shopping Center is the newest world-class shopping mall and urban lifestyle hub in the Nimmanhaemin district of Chiang Mai. It is comparable to Bangkok's high-end shopping malls. The first to third floors cover a large variety of fashion brands and digital stores, and the brands designed by many local Thai designers are worth seeing. You will certainly find something that suits you. The fourth floor is a food area includes restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and so on. The fifth floor has an impressive entertainment zone includes the best cinemas, karaoke, and arcade game areas in the world, which is perfect for a leisure day with family. The top floor is the viewing platform and party area. You won't feel bored, even if you stay here for a whole day.

Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00

Location: Maya 55 Moo 5, Huay Kaew Road, Nimmanhaemin

Tel: +66 (0) 5208 1555


2. Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport 

Central Airport Plaza Chiang Mai is the place to go for international brands and is also a good stop off point for last-minute souvenirs. Located within walking distance of the airport, there are five floors of shops and restaurants as well as an international supermarket and a cinema here. The highlight for most visitors to Central Airport Plaza Chiang Mai is the handicraft and souvenir section. On the 1st and 2nd floors, there are lots of boutiques, hairdressers and manicurists, especially on the 2nd floor, there are clothing brands such as Wacoal, Levi, and Lee which are inexpensive. Technology and gadgets are on the 3rd floor where you will find a Sony Center and multi-brand store Jay Mart, which focuses on mobile phones. All goods are tax-inclusive, and a certain amount of money can be refuned on the 5th floor.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 10:30 – 21:00; Sat - Sun & Holidays 10:00 – 21:30

Location: 2 Mahidol Road, Haiya, Muang District, Chiangmai 50100 Thailand

Tel: +66 (0)53 999 199


3. Central Festival Chiang Mai 

Opened on November 14th, 2013, Central Festival Chiang Mai is currently the largest shopping mall in Chiang Mai. The shopping center has 5 floors and is divided into two parts, one is Central's department store, including women's wear, men's wear, children's wear, etc. The other part is a shopping mall outside the department store. There are many international brands such as Muji, Gloria Jean's, H&M, Levis, etc. At the same time, Thai local brand counters are also available, such as the highly acclaimed Beauty Buffet. The top floor also has a dining area, which is home to dozens of well-known Restaurant, when you are tired, come here to have a good time.

Opening Hours: Mon - Thurs 11:00 - 21:30, Fri - Sun 11:00 - 22:00

Location: San Dek Intersection, close to the outer ring road east of the Ping River.

Tel: +66 (0) 5399 8999


4. Kad Suan Kaew Department Store 

Kad Suan Kaew Department store is the oldest of the shopping malls in Chiang Mai, but has a variety of shops, restaurants, discount stores and electronics stalls. It is really a down to earth department store, so there are not many brand name shops in Kad Suan Kaew, but it does offer various export shops. Even it is relatively old, the refurbishment will not stop here. The basement floor has a small, simple food court and a few mobile phone shops, while the first, second and third floors have clothing, health, beauty and restaurants. On the fourth floor there is a popular bowling alley and an old cinema which only plays Thai films. It may not impress you from the first time you see it, but once you spent time wandering around here, you may get addicted to it.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 11:00 – 21:00, Sat - Sun 10:00 – 21:00

Location: 99/4 Huay Kaew Road

Tel: +66 (0)53 224 444


5. Promenada Resort Mall Chiang Mai

Promenada Resort Mall creates a shopping space that gives you a vacation peaceful vibe. Plenty of greenery, trees, and ponds help the mall blend into the natural landscape. Architecturally it is one of the nicest malls in Chiang Mai, but it is 25 minutes out of town. The highlight of the mall is that there is a selection of great restaurants waiting for you to explore. If you look for a shopping experience without pushing through crowded tourists or queuing up for a long time, Promenada Resort Mall would be one of your options. 

Opening Hours: 11:00 - 22:00 daily

Location: Promenada Resort Mall Chiang Mai 192 - 193 Tambon Tasala, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai


6. O.P. Place Shopping Centre 

If you are looking for one shopping place for quality handicrafts and local products in Chiang Mai, then I would highly recommend OP Place for you. There is a lot of charming boutiques and antiques shops for you to choose and appreciate, it is not just a shopping center, and it is more of an art gallery. If you are looking for something artistic, I bet you won't miss here.

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00

Location: Thippatana Arcade, Chang Klan Road

Tel: +66 (0)53 252 004


7. Bor Sang Village 

Bor Sang mid-sized craft village about nine kilometres east of the Old City specialises in the paper umbrella-making craft. Well known for outstanding handcraft quality as well as signature floral designs, Bor Sang Village has made its name throughout the country and abroad – so much so that the name Bor Sang has become synonymous with the paper-umbrella craft itself and the umbrella, a cultural symbol of Chiang Mai. The price of umbrella is all cheap and reasonable. Besides, it is a visual enjoyment to watch the skilled workers making umbrellas with only antique hand tools. If you love photography, you will definitely take some wonderful photos.

Location: Chiang Mai-San Kampaeng Highway (Route 1006), 9 km from Chiang Mai Old City

Tel: +66 (0)53 248 604

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