Where is the best shopping in Chiang Mai?

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Katie Goldstein
  • Katie Lara

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  • New York City, New York

Chiang Mai is easily the shopping capital of northern Thailand, and Forbes Travel Guide’s editors say its lively Night Bazaar is undoubtedly the best place to find just about anything you’re looking for.
Located just off the Ping River, the Night Bazaar is a labyrinthine maze of shopkeepers who line the streets with stalls packed with competitively priced handicrafts, silverware, antiques, clothing, artwork, decorative Thai housewares, silk, jewelry – you name it, you’ll probably see it. You can grab snacks or a cold beer from any number of street food vendors or at a centrally located food court, and you’ll also likely see some form of live entertainment such as traditional Thai dancing performances. Bargaining to a price that both you and the vendor are comfortable with is common, and keep in mind that most if not all of the designer goods you see are likely knock-offs.

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