IN CHIANGMAI )
Many Tourists that have booked their trip from Expedia, come to Chiangmai almost exclusively to shop.
Whether it be for watches, gold, jade, clothing or jewelry
there is almost limitless availability of any know product.
For those looking for the lower priced range of item, the
famous NIGHT BAZAAR is ideal. If it is an up-market item your
are looking for that too is well catered for. Bargaining is a long practiced
art in places where prices are not marked. In places such as
department stores, it does not apply. Receipts should be
obtained and for genuine jewelry, a certificate of guarantee
also. There are many skillful tailors who will produce a
required garment within a day or so at a competitive price.
Also there are a number of fine retail shops throughout the
city selling high quality clothing at about half the price one
would expect to pay in most Western countries.
The price of gold is set and
is of 22 carat standard. The many gold shops will be more than helpful in
your choosing an elegant and beautiful piece. Hand-made pewter ware is
available in many places in Chiangmai and is extremely beautiful.
There is also much
cottage-industry type jewelry available throughout the city and environs.
For the many specialized goods, the road to San Kam Paeng must be the top of
your list. It is there you will discover finely crafted silverware and
lacquer ware at very competitive prices. Also do not fail to inspect Chiang
Mai's famous "umbrella" industry where you can buy beautifully hand-painted
umbrellas of all sizes.
The road to HANG DONG is
dotted with many fine places selling excellent handcrafted woodcarvings from
life-sized elephant to tiny birds. You will also find others with finely
made furniture, floral crafts, porcelain and much more. Also the area around
the Regent Resort near MAE RIM give the opportunity to search for items such
as antiques and cravings.
Don't forget to check out
Chiangmai's famous silk industry. Many fine garments, such as shirts,
blouse, skirts and suits can be tailor-made for you at exceptionally
reasonable prices. So, give yourself a treat and feel the sensual luxury of
a Thai silk garment around you.
You will also find more
unusual industries, such as decorative paper made from mulberry tree bark,
woodcarving and leatherwear of exceptionally high quality. Another very
popular local industry is the manufacture, frequently to your order of
hand-made, creatively designed, candles.
Among are some of the
shopping, woodcarving etc as followed :
|SOME OF THE SHOPPING LIST|
Tawai Handicraft Center
Ban Tawai, Hang Dong
|Decorative Furniture Wood
& Gift Items.|
||Rajchiang Sean Road
||Textile Gallery, Silk,
Cotton and Hemp.|
||Loi Kroh Road
||Handmade silver, Jewelry,
Necklaces, Bracelets, Rings, Earring, etc.|
||Night Bazaar & Changlan
||Home Decorated item and
||Chiangmai - Sankampeng Road
||Manufacturer, exporter and
retailer of Hand craved Teak Furniture, World Wide Exports.|
||The Scent of Deep Oriental
Saen Art Souvenirs
||Raj Chiangsaen Road
||Huey Kaew Road
||Exquite Clothing and Eco
||Wholesaler of Water proof
Wooden Umbrellas, Saa Paper Umbrella.|
||Hand Made Pottery,
||Fantasy Candles, Floating
Candles, Translucent Candles|
||A wide range of scarf's,
made to order.|
||Loi Kroh Road
||High Quality of Old
Silver, Jewelry, Hill tribe Silver, Basket, Lacquer ware & Textiles.
Bead from Thailand,Laos,Burma, China, Hilltribes and Afghanistan.|
|PA KER YAW
||Loi Kroh Road
||Best Collection of Hill
tribe Crafts, Authentic Hill tribe Silver, Hill tribe Baskets &
Textile from Thailand, Laos & Burma.|
||The best and only
registered cloth dolls made in Thailand.|
||spa accessories, tableware
decoration clothing fabulous high-crafted premium Thai painting.|
ceramic, glassware, lamp, Thai silk & stylish home decor for
||Hang Dong - Tawai Rd.
||Chinese antique furniture
and collectibles - import directly from their warehouse in China|
extravagant Pashmina shawls, silk furnishing, furniture, gold and
silver gilded artifacts, rendition of Islamic art and miniature and