As of 2023, Chiang Mai has 3 main shopping malls ‘Central Festival’, ‘Central Airport’ and ‘Maya’. Around the city there are numerous other expansive Lotus’s and Big C’s but these don’t offer the same experience with a full range of activities like cinemas and international brands. All three malls are modern and clean have similar retail outlets as well as banks, supermarkets, clothing, souvenirs and food courts.


Central Festival Mall

Central Festival is the newest and largest mall in Chiang Mai. Located on the Super Highway (the main city ring road) it’s best accessed by car. There are more than 250 shops including a giant Tops Supermarket. Central also has a multiplex cinema and an immigration centre where foreigners can process and extend visas.

Central Festival info

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11AM- 9.30PM, Friday- Sunday 10AM- 10PM


Contact: 053 998 999

Central Chiang Mai Airport Mall

Located close to the airport this mall is the second largest in Chiang Mai and although a bit outdated it has a everything you need. It’s main department store Robinson is split over 3 levels and has clothes, books, stationery and toys. Central Chiang Mai has a large foodcourt on the ground floor with inexpensive Thai food. Tops is the supermarket here, stocking a wide variety of imported products. It’s possible to catch a Songtaew or shuttle bus from the south side of the moat, although it’s easier by car.

Central Airport info

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11AM- 9.00PM, Friday- Sunday 10AM- 9.00PM


Contact: 053 999 199

MAYA Shopping Mall

Maya is smaller than the other malls but it has the attraction of being able to walk there from the popular tourist street Nimman Road. It’s also the only mall which has the excellent Rimping Supermarket. There’s a top floor cinema, bars and the usual assortment of phone shops and fashion. It also has a large co-working coffee space ‘CAMP’. It’s Foodcourt is small but diverse.
MAYA info

Hours: Monday-Sunday 10AM- 10PM


Contact: 052 081 555