What is the best thing to bring home from Chiang Mai?

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Katie Goldstein
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  • New York City, New York

Whether it’s a scarf, shawl, pillow case or tie, Forbes Travel Guide’s editors feel you can’t leave Chiang Mai – or Thailand, for that matter – without purchasing something made from the country’s famous silk, which is woven by hand and in its finished state has an unmistakably Thai style. You’ll have no trouble finding silk items for sale in Chiang Mai – the Night Bazaar is a good place to browse and bargain – and if you wish to simply purchase the silk itself, stop in one of the many fabric and tailor shops to buy a couple yards of it at prices far more affordable than what you’ll find back home.

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