An­tiques/faux­tiques/dé­cor

LUXE City Guides - Chiang Mai - - Shopping Itineraries -

Head south from Mahi­dol Rd. junc­tion along Route 108 Chi­ang mai-hang Dong Rd. for ap­prox 9km, past two ringroads un­til you reach The Golden Tri­an­gle (see Adv. Shop­ping) on your left, about 600m be­fore the traf­fic light turn to Baan Tawai.

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Back in the car, turn left at the Baan Tawai sign for the main shop­ping strip. About 250m along on the right, look for the huge De Siam (see Adv. Shop­ping) show­room. Park here and cross the road to Big Boss / 081 568 5974 / pi­akan­tique.com / for cre­ative/kitsch furny in bam­boo, teak n’ wa­ter hy­acinth. Cross back, and next to De Siam is De Gallery / 053 441 575 / a Chi­nese an­tique em­po­rium, while across the road and along is Chilli at #125 M.4 / 053 433 281 / chill­ian­tiques.com / for good qual­ity Bud­dha im­ages. 100m on is DNK In­ter­na­tional / 053 441 357 / dnk­thai­land.com / for mod, bright Thai life­style and furny. A lit­tle way along is The Man­dala / 081 490 9251 / for Ja­panese cab­i­nets, and next door Ma­haraj In­te­ri­ors / 087 692 1691 / ma­haraj-art.com / for In­dian chat­tels n’ an­tiques. Hop back in your jalopy and whisk along an­other 300m to Cross­roads (see Stand­out Stores) on your left. Need a break? Park your bot in Gini Restau­rant’s gar­den / 053 433 013 / 10.30am-6pm / just opp. for Ital­ian and Thai bites. 150m on the right is mega pot-stop Lanna Thai (see Adv. Shop­ping). Mo­tor over the lit­tle canal and 100m fur­ther to Srimu­dra Arts & Dé­cor / 053 434 380 / open Sun / srimu­dra.com / for some OTT semi-an­tique French wares, plus or­nate Chi­nese, Burmese and In­dian pieces. Next along is Asana / 053 433 753 / for con­tempo ori­en­tal ac­ces­sories in wood, bam­boo, metal and resin, then cross to Don De­signs / 053 433 909 / for stylish mod furny and ac­ces­sories. Next door is At Home / 084 043 6738 / greenand­si­enna.com / for re­cy­cled Brazil­ian per­oba wood furny. Last, but not least is Pan’s Shop / closed 12-1.30pm / 053 434 395 / for cre­ative mon­key wood bed­room and liv­ing room de­sign. Bet you need a break now? Waan Café just next to Pan’s / 085 604 5000 / has coffee, tea, juices, cakes and light meals and A/C! More? Take the right turn af­ter Pan’s to Baan Tawai, a shop­ping ‘vil­lage’ crammed with hand­crafts and faff. If not, head back to Chi­ang Mai, and on the way, treat your­self to a mas­sage at spiffy Oa­sis Spa Baan Saen Doi off Chi­ang­mai-hod Rd. / 199/135 M.3 / Baan Nai Fun 2 / Chon­pratan Rd / 053 920 199 / oa­sis­lux­ury.net / and de­li­cious Thai bites just a few doors along at Saenkham Ter­race / #199/163 / 053 838 990 / saenkhamter­race.com. Done!

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