This flower market is located along the western bank of the Ping River, to the north of Nawarat Bridge. Here you can see stalls and shops selling the offering garlands that people take to temples plus ones that they hang in their cars.
The best shopping mall in Chiang Mai
I enjoyed the cultural shopping of Saturday and Sunday Market and the Night Bazaar, but whenever I need to buy quality clothings with the convenience of airconditioning and finding almost everything I need --- the Central Airport Plaza is the best place.
A mere 10 minutes walking distance from our thai massage school (Shivagakomarpaj) , so I go there at times during lunch break cuz they have a good foodcouort with so many choices of meals at reasonable cost.
The plaza houses also a Robinsons, cinema complex, amusement center, and several shops - clothings, bakeshops, perfumes, toiletries, pharmacies,, acccessories, electronics, photo shops, etc...etc...etc... on its 4 floors.
It's the biggest shopping mall in Chiang Mai, unless there's someone out there who would prove otherwise. clothing, shoes, toiletries, etc..
Chiang Mai is actually very interesting for its surrounding, mountains and the nature around, so if you don't mind do drive on your own you can rent a car.
If you do not wish to drive yourself it is also possible to higher a driver.
Local Breakfast Place
This is a local breakfast place without English Name. Locals come here for porridge and Chinese dim-sum in the morning. I was the only tourist here. It's actually a food court serving food from different indicudual stalls. I had a chicken porridge with egg, shrimp dumplings (ha-gaw) and ice coffee, total 50 Bhat. DELICIOUS and CHEAP! The coffee was too sweet though...
say it with paper
No trip to Chiang Mai would be complete without a trip to the village of Bo Sang to buy some umbrellas or paper. Expect to spend about an hour checking out the workshops and shopping. All the paper products are interesting and cheap. Most importantly they are light, so they make great gifts cause they are easy to get home. There is no bargaining here, only set prices.