Chaing Mai Shopping Malls
Chiang Mai has two main shopping malls both containing a wide range of shops, restaurants and other services. Both malls contain a large department store, supermarket and multi screen cinema.
Airport Plaza is located on the corner of Mahidol and Hang Dong Road close to Chiang Mai airport. There are good parking facilities and a range of public transport options. Set over 4 floors in a giant L-shape, Airport Plaza offers a complete western style shopping experience.
The largest store in Airport Plaza is the substantial Robinsons department store selling the usual wide variety of goods including cosmetics, clothing, household goods, appliances and so on.
At the other end of the mall is Northern Village, a collection of boutique shops selling a wide variety of northern craft products. These are generally of a higher quality than that found in the local markets but they also have a correspondingly higher price tag.
On the ground floor is Tops supermarket and some small local clothing boutique style shops as well as a Watsons Pharmacy and a number of eateries.
The First and second floors have a very wide range of modern shops including clothing, jewellery shops, hairdressers, opticians, sports shops and so on.
The third floor of Airport Plaza is dominated by IT, audio visual and camera shops. Many of the big manufacturers have their own shops selling their merchandise including Sony, Apple, Samsung, Hewlett Packard and LG. There are also more generals shops such as IT City a computer and peripherals retailer.
The fourth floor is home to the Major Cineplex which is the best multi screen cinema in Chiang Mai showing films in both Thai and English. Outside the cinema is a Thai style food court with a wide range of stalls selling one-dish local food.
There are many other eating options in Airport Plaza including a Sizzler Steakhouse, Fuji and Zen Japanese Restaurants and ice cream parlours.
If western style shopping is what you want then Airport Plaza is your best option.
Airport Plaza Address
2 Mahidol (Highway 1141)
Airport Plaza Opening times
Monday - Friday 10.30am - 9pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 10am - 9pm
Kad Suan Kaew (Central)
Kad Suan Kaew, commonly known as Central, is the largest shopping centre in Chiang Mai. It is a huge and sometimes confusing complex housing among others a hotel, mini bowling alley, a department store, supermarket, food court, restaurants and cinema.
Kad Suan Kaew has plenty of parking but it can be difficult to find a spot at busy times.
Central Department Store is at the heart of the centre and has the ususal large rane of products. Kad Suan Kaew also plays host to Chiang Mai's only branch of British retailer Marks and Spencer and many specialist and general retailers.
Kad Suan Kaew is also home to the largest of cinemas in the Vista chain and shows films in Thai and English.
Kad Suan Kaew (Central) Address
99/4 Moo 2, Huay Kaew Road
Kad Suan Kaew Opening Hours
10am - 9pm