Markets, Chiang Mai
Warorot Market is located north of the Night Bazaar along Chang khlan Road. Just walk north and you will reach Wichayanon Road where there is a buzzling day and night market catering to both the locals and tourists.
There is a food street where the adventurous could try those creepy insects. There's also a fruit market, flower market and stalls selling clothes and accessories at cheap bargains. Usually, the prices of goods here are relatively cheap but do try to bargain if possible.
Go to Warowot Market if you need to buy anything, from food to shoes to cosmetics.
I s'pose the market itself specifically refers to the wet market selling fruits and food and vegetables, the surrounding streets and lanes are a heaven for shoppers. There are handicraft shops, shoe shops, lingerie shops, cosmetic shops, textile shops, small eateries, and many more.
From the market, you can also cross the Ping River via a foot bridge to Charoenrat Road on the other side.
Most visitors to Chiangmai would flock to the famous Night Bazaar at Loi Kroh Road which I feel is too commercialized and the stuff are incredibly expensive. Instead, I would highly recommend the night market opposite the Amari-Rincome Hotel which is more local in flavour. You can find tasty snacks and desserts for just a few baht. A whole range of goods and souvenirs are also sold at unbelievably low prices at this market.
At the night market you can really find cheap stuff, handicrafts, gold, clothes, fake watches and get the best massage you have ever dreamt of. We opted for the Swiss massage rather than the Thai one and I tell you at the price it was a steal. We went every night while we were there.
A trip to Chiang Mai wouldn't be complete without a visit to the famous Night Market. We didn't take any pictures at night, but this gate spans Chang Khlan Road, where the Night Market is located.
As the day ends, vendors set up their tables and booths along the road, and some of the side roads, and when night falls, the market is in full swing.
We saw lots of touristy items for sale, clothing, CD's, running shoes, etc. We didn't buy anything ourselves, but our friend Rose bought a nice pair of pants at a reasonable price.
Right downtown and just around the corner from the main market is the flower market. Both sides of the street are lined with little stands that are selling the most beautiful flowers.
Why not get a lovely foot massage at the night market. It is so cheap, we wen every evening for one.
Here You can really find cheap stuff, handicrafts, gold, clothes, fake rolex (I bought 2 - a Submarier and a GMT for 700 THB each!)