Chiang Mai’s “Chinatown” and Warorot Market are both worth a visit and you can do both easily in just one day. The Warorot Market, locally referred to as Kad Luang (big market), is located in Chiang Mai’s Chinatown district, so it’s a two-for-one. The market is comprised of a sprawling 3-story covered market as well as a series of street markets that spread out on both sides of Chang Moi Road and cover an area roughly between Ratchawong, Tha Pae Road and the River. It’s just north of Chiang Mai’s famous Night Bazaar.
No matter what you are looking for, you’re almost sure to find it here. There are prepared foods as well as fresh/dried fruit and vegetables, butchery, baked goods, herbs and spices, handicrafts, clothing, household items, souvenirs, and more.
It makes for an interesting and colorful experience, and is well worth a visit.