Chiang Mai is positively bursting with markets. You can go to the Sunday Walking Street for hand-made products and food, Kham Tiang Market for trees, the Flower Market next to Warorot for flowers. But where do you go when you are looking for a bargain? To the humble Flea Market of course! This market is not in the average traveller’s check list, but you’ll find some bargains there. Plus, it showcases the best of local colour and you will meet very few tourists.
Formerly located next to Prince Royal College, the Chiang Mai Flea Market has been moved to Road Number 4307, 200 meters passing Chotana Police Station and not very far from CM International Convention Centre (to go there you can scan the QR code at the end of this article). It has also doubled in size. This is the market where vendors are happy and talkative, and you can easily find food, fruit juices and coffee.
Whether you are looking for Buddha amulets, vintage accessories, and antique wood carvings or just enjoy rummaging through other people’s casts-off, here is the place to spend your Saturday morning, wandering around and practicing your bargaining skills!
This market takes place every Saturday and Sunday, from 8 am to 12 am, but we were told that Saturday welcomes the most of vendors. With a colourful display of eclectic goods, the most interesting stands include old clocks, antiques gramophones, clothing, housewares, bikes and a lot of amulets. At the Chiang Mai Flea Market, you will definitely end up leaving with something. It just probably won’t be what you came for.
CHIANG MAI FLEA MARKET :
Chang Phueak, Mueang Chiang Mai
District, Chiang Mai
Every Saturday and Sunday mornings,
8am to 1pm