Night Bazaar, Chiang Mai
Concierge.com's insider take:
The empress of outdoor retail therapy, this nightly bazaar stretches more than a mile along Changklan Road, a major north-south street a half mile east of the old city. Wheeled, portable stalls are set out every evening, piled with predictable tourist products: knockoff T-shirts, athletic shoes, sportswear, and designer clothes; pirated CDs and DVDs; and cheap woodwork. If you haggle, you're likely to find prices cheaper than those in Bangkok. Just south of D2 hotel, a three-story purpose-built structure on Changklan Road contains a better class of shops: Under the Bo sells owner François Villaret's collection of antique tribal jewelry and art from Asia and Africa (Rooms 22–23 and 56–57 Night Bazaar; 66-53-818-831; www.underthebo.com), and Chang Siam Company offers original T-shirts with vintage graphics (141–142 Night Bazaar; 66-53-204-001).