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Located close to the airport this mall is the second largest in Chiang Mai and although a bit outdated it has a everything you need.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
Hours: Monday-Sunday 10AM- 10PM
Contact: 052 081 555