Maya and Markets in Chiang Mai – The Shopping Tour

Maya and Markets in Chiang Mai – The Shopping Tour

Maya Lifestyle Shopping Center is a world-class shopping mall and urban lifestyle hub in the Nimmanhaemin district of Chiang Mai. From the moment you see the mammoth size and futuristic look of Maya Shopping Mall, it’s clear there is nothing else like it in the city. Owned and operated by the famous MBK group, this shopping mall is more like those found in the mega-metropolises of Bangkok or Singapore, with six floors of fashion, tech-gadgets, health and beauty, banking, restaurants, and entertainment.

Khlong Toei Market – Biggest Fresh Market

Khlong Toei Market

Khlong Toei Market is Bangkok’s biggest fresh market. It is located on Rama IV Road near the Khlong Toei and Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre MRT stations in the Khlong Toei neighborhood. The market offers low prices on raw meat, seafood, farm produce, and a few other items (clothing, kitchenware, etc.) and is open daily from 6.00 am – 2.00 am.
In January 2010 CNN listed it as one of the most authentic markets in Bangkok as well as a place to avoid when hung over.

Lalai Sap in Bangkok – Silom’s Hidden Market

Lalai Sap Market

Lalai Sap Market is a hidden bazaar tucked in narrow back alleys of Silom area and while Bangkokians all know about this place, anyone new to town driving or walking pass the market’s discrete entrance would probably miss it, no matter how vast it actually is. This market is a complicated mix of shophouses and boutiques connected by stalls and sidewalk vendors to air-conditioned mini malls and food courts. Located down the road from the famous Patpong market, Lalai Sap is a more interesting and more real, a bazaar mixed with a market selling less touristic stuff, offering an interesting window on Bangkok daily life.

Tha Phra Chan Market – Amulette Market

Tha Phra Chan

Tha Phra Chan is a pier on the historic Rattanakosin Island in Bangkok. You will find it on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River in the Phra Nakhon District. The pier is located beside Thammasat University’s campus of the same name. Tha Phrachan literally means “moon pier”.

More broadly, the name can also refer to the area around the pier and the university. The area is also famous as market for Thai amulets.