Kad Luang, meaning “great market” in the Northern Thai dialect, dates back to the time of King Rama V. This market is the centre of wholesale shopping centres including clothes, plastics, flowers, meats. It is also the meeting points of local transportation heading to each district in Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai is a shoppers paradise, and nothing beats shopping for a bargain more than in in the famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. The Night Bazaar, on the east side of the old walled city, is approximately 1km long on Thanon Chang Khlan. The Night Bazaar is open every day of the year regardless of the weather from dusk till around midnight.