Promenada – If you are looking for a place that’s a whole lot more than just shops and restaurants, the Promenada Resort Mall is the place to go. Parts of the interior look a lot like outdoor parks and nature spots, making you feel as though you are doing a spot of outdoor shopping. Besides the shops, guests can enjoy skating, bowling, movies, karaoke, and entertainment at the open air theater. This is a place where you should plan on spending the entire day.
Central Airport Plaza –This is has been the largest shopping and entertainment complex that the north of Thailand had to offer before Festival was opened. We would need a lot more space than we have here to list all of the amenities that are on offer to visitors. One of the highlights, though, is an area called “Northern Village” which is home to many locally crafted items. There really is a little bit of everything on offer here.
Central Festival – One of the newest and the largest shopping mall offerings in Chiang Mai, Central festival is as huge as you might imagine. All of the major shopping brands are available here, and it is the place to go if you are looking to spend some money on electronics. You will also find an incredible selection of food offerings, and something a little special in the movie complex. The 4DX movie theater takes movies to the next level by adding elements that make you feel as though you are part of the action on screen.
Maya – This massive mall has been designed to appeal to as many people as possible, as it features stores that are a mix of Thai and international brands. The exterior has a futuristic look that makes it hard to miss, and with 6 floors of shopping available to visitors, it’s a place that takes a while to fully explore. Like all the other malls in this list, there is a whole lot more available at Maya than just shopping. That makes it a great place to spend the day, but just be sure to bring your credit card.
Kad Suan Kaew–The floor plan at this mall has been laid out in a way that makes it easy to shop. Fashion lovers will love the lower level, while those looking for mobile phones and other electronics should make their way to the top. There is a great food market that offers a variety of dishes from all over the world. On Thursday and Friday, smaller vendors set up their stalls outside to deliver even more shopping options.