Shopping Malls in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is one of the most interesting cities in the North of Thailand, if not in the whole Thailand. It used to be the capital of the Kingdom of Lanna, and you can still find some influences of Lanna culture in Chiang Mai nowadays. The city is very popular among tourists and shoppers in Thailand and abroad. It is shoppers and shopaholics paradise. You can buy almost anything in the city and practically everything in Chiang Mai is cheaper that almost anywhere else in the world.
There are a lot of quality products available in the city, like handicrafts, arts and antiques, but also all kinds of electronic products. One of the most popular places for shopping in the city is the famous Night Bazaar, which attracts people from Thailand and abroad. It is a big market full of all kind of interesting products. There are many markets in the city, but there are also very popular and modern shopping malls in the city.
Central Airport Plaza
The Central Airport Plaza shopping mall is located near the Chiang Mai International Airport. It is also not far from the city center. It is ultra modern mall which is very popular with local people. All the usual big brands have their shops here, but there are also a lot of other shops that sell jewelry, electronic appliances and more products.
The mall has very interesting and nice interiors and it is fully air conditioned which is a great thing in a hot country like Thailand. It is a great place to escape from the heat and tumult of the city and relax with a cup of coffee, tea or one of Thai fruit juices. There are also many great restaurants here, with both Thai and international cuisine. There is also an excellent food plaza where the food is delicious, but quite inexpensive.
Another attraction of the mall is very modern and comfortable movie theater where you can enjoy watching both Thai and foreign movies. Some of the movies are also shown in 3D.
Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Mall
The Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Mall is another very popular and modern shopping mall in Chiang Mai. This one is located on 21 Huay Kaew Road. It is also fully air conditioned and it is very popular with young people, but not only. It has very nice Thai decor and as previously described Central Airport Plaza, it is full of all kinds of shops and restaurants. Very good Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel is also located there.
The Promenada Chiang Mai Resort Mall
The Promenada Chiang Mai Resort Mall has not opened yet at the moment of writing. It will open in 2012, but it is already becoming one of the most talked about malls in the city and also in Thailand. It will be a very unique mall, because it will combine an open air shopping in beautiful surroundings with an air conditioned shopping mall. It will be the first resort mall in Thailand and it will most likely become quickly one of the most popular.