[Chiang Mai Travelogue] Solo female traveler! Cute Goods and Cafe Tour (Part 2)

This is the second part of my 6-day/5-night Chiang Mai travelogue. The second part starts on the fourth day.

This is the itinerary of my visit to Nimanhaemin Road and the Old City. Click here to see the first part (Reference: [Travelogue of Chiang Mai] A 6-day, 5-night Girls’ Trip to Cafes and Sundries (Part 1))

[Chiang Mai Travelogue] Solo female traveler! 6 days and 5 nights visiting cafes and sundries (Part 1)
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On the morning of the fourth day, we went to a latte art champion’s cafe.


We started the morning at a cafe. I had decided to spend the whole day on Niman Hemen Street.

We went to RISTR8TO, a cafe owned by the owner who was the champion of the 2017 latte art competition. The owner started it because he wanted Thai people to have authentic coffee.

The coffee is not too bitter, but it is rich and really delicious! It’s not often that you can find coffee this good in Japan.

The coffee is not too bitter, but very rich and delicious!

A cappuccino is 90 baht ($2.97). Real coffee for less than $3 is still very reasonable.

Business hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed: No holidays
Address: 15/3 Nimmanhaemin road, Suthep, Mueang, Chang Wat Chiang Mai

Chabaa, a grocery store that stands out from the rest on Niman Hemen Street.


After a refreshing cup of coffee, we went to a general store just a short walk from Lislet. The colorful exterior of Chabaa makes it stand out from the crowd on Niman Hemen Street.

It’s a bit expensive, but each item is handmade, and all of them are cute. The store is also full of colorful and exciting goods.


Business hours: 10:00 – 21:00
Closed: No holidays
Address: 14/32 Nimman Promenade, Nimmanhaemin Road, Tambon Su Thep, Muang, Chang Wat Chiang Mai

Thai traditional cloth store.


Another short walk to a general store. Srisanpanmai is a store that dyes hand-woven cloth using traditional methods and sells the cloth.

There is a wide variety of cloth with lovely patterns that are hard to find in Japan. There was a wide selection from bright red to gentle pastel colors. Prices are around $30 and up.

Just looking at the cute things will soothe your soul.

Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:30
Closed: No holidays
Address: 6 Soi 1 Nimmanhaemin Rd., Chiang Mai

Lunch and shopping at Chiang Mai’s popular “Ginger” restaurant


It was lunch time at GINGER, a cafe that is quite famous in Chiang Mai. The secret of its popularity is its design by a Danish designer, a fusion of Scandinavia and Asia.


There is also a store in the old town, but I went to the one on Niman Hemin Street. The first floor of Niman Hemen Street is a restaurant, and the second floor is for general merchandise. Some of the items were on sale.

At Ginger, I had 135 baht Khao Soi and 120 baht mixed juice.


This Khao Soi is small in quantity but very rich and delicious…! The mixed juice was also juicy and I drank it in no time. The prices are a bit high, but the food is also very high quality.

The sundries on the second floor are also very cute.


Business hours: 10:00 – 23:00
Closed: No holidays
Address: 1 Nimman Nimmanahaeminda Road, Tambon Su Thep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai

Shopping for cloth goods at Naraya


After lunch at Ginger’s, we went shopping at NARAYA, where we had been looking forward to shopping for cloth goods.

NARAYA, one of Bangkok’s leading general merchandise stores, also has a store in Chiang Mai. I went to the store near Soi 1, Nimanhaemin Road.

I went to the store near Soi 1 on Nimanhaemin Road, and I highly recommend it because you can buy a good quality bag for just over $10. The store is crammed with sundries, and it’s hard to decide…


After much deliberation, I bought a drawstring bag for 140 baht and a tote bag for 285 baht. I use the tote bag for commuting and it is sturdy and very easy to use. I should have bought more…!

Taking a break at Monsoon Tea, which makes tea leaves in northern Thailand


After too much serious selection at NARAYA, we took a break at Monsoon Tea, a Thai tea specialty store.

I ordered a 90 baht coconut iced tea because I wanted to drink a tea with a Thai flavor. The coconut aroma was so soft and soothing…!


The tea leaves cost about 220 baht (about $7) for 20g. The packaging was cute and pastel-colored, so it was nice to have it as a souvenir.

Monsoon Tea has a large store along the Ping River, but I went to the store in the One Nimman shopping mall.

One Nimman is located near Soi 1 on Niman Hemin Road, and I used to go there often because I could use the clean restroom for free (laughs).

Opening hours: 11:00 – 23:00
Closed: No holidays
Access: Inside One Nimman

Gather food souvenirs at Rimping Supermarket

Across the intersection from NARAYA, there is a large shopping mall, MAYA, where we stocked up on the rest of our souvenirs at the supermarket.


Many of the dried mangoes were available for tasting, so I could buy them while checking the taste.

We also stocked up on seasonings, Thai cup noodles, and snacks to complete our souvenir collection.


Business hours: 10:00 – 24:00
Closed: No holidays
Address: 55 Huaykaew Rd, Tambon Chang Phueak, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50300
Access: within MAYA

Eat dinner and go to the hotel

We had our favorite Pad Thai again and went back to the hotel for the day.

It was a fun day visiting sundries and cafes! By the way, we walked all along Nimanhaemin Street that day. Nimanhaemin Street is compact and easy to get around.

Day 5 in Chiang Mai was a day to go around the old city. First, Wat Phra Singh


Day 5 of our Chiang Mai trip was a day of touring the old city. First of all, we went to Wat Phra Singh, which is said to be the most prestigious temple in Chiang Mai.

The Lanna culture of northern Thailand is very delicate and beautiful. It’s a place of beauty that makes you want to look at it all the time.

Temples in Thailand are gilded with gold. There were tourists, but there were also many people praying.


Address: 2 Samlarn Rd, Phra Sing, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200

General store near Wat Phra Singh


After leaving Wat Phra Singh, I went to a general store just a short walk away.

It’s a small and cozy general store, but the lady who owns it is very kind. You can buy postcards and stamps, and if you write your address on the spot, the owner will put it in the mailbox for you.

The only problem was that I probably wrote my address wrong, so the postcard never arrived. It turned out to be a mirage. Too bad!

Lunch at Amrita Garden, an old-fashioned cafe


There is an old house cafe that serves macrobiotic lunch about 10 minutes walk from Wat Phra Singh, so we had lunch there.


A place where you can eat healthy food made with organic vegetables. I ordered the daily special plate.

It’s a great place for a quick lunch or dinner.

The store is also very cute and colorful!

Opening hours: 11:30 to 21:00 in winter (last order at 20:30), 10:00 to 20:00 in summer
Closed on Tuesdays
Address: 2/1 Samlan Road Soi 5, T prasing, Amphoe Mueang, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand

Take a break at Akha Ama Coffee.


I wanted to have a cup of coffee after dinner, so I went to a coffee shop from Chiang Mai, which has been chosen as the best quality coffee beans in a global coffee bean contest.

Mr. Lee, who is from the Akha tribe, started the coffee shop because he was the only one in his village who had graduated from university and wanted to give back to his village by doing business.

It was already too hot for me, so I had an iced latte. Even iced, the richness of the coffee came through and it was delicious!

It’s a bit small for a branch in the middle of the old town, but it’s a short walk from Wat Phra Singh, so it’s nice to be able to stop by easily. They also sell coffee beans, which are good for souvenirs.


Business hours: 8:00 – 18:00
Closed: Tuesday
Address: 9/1 Soi 3 Hussadhisewee Rd, Mata Apartment | Chang Phueak, Chiang Mai 50300

Wat Chudiluang, a large chedi.


After a lot of resting and recovering our strength, we went to Wat Chedi Luang, the temple with the biggest chedi in Chiang Mai.

It used to be a taller pagoda, but it was destroyed in an earthquake, and now it’s in its restored form.

It was fun to see not only the pagoda but also many other things as we walked around.


Opening hours: 8:00-17:00
Fee: Free of charge
Address: 103 Road King Prajadhipok Phra Singh, Muang District, Chiang Mai Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200

Look through the colorful grocery store.


This colorful general store is located right next to Wat Chudiluang. I couldn’t resist taking a peek.

The store in Chiang Mai has a very cute and colorful exterior.

Business hours: 10:00 – 20:00
Closed: No holidays
Address: Prapokkloa Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200

Recover your strength with a mango shake.


Wat Chudiluang was so big and spacious that I was already at my limit of physical strength.

I went into a cute store with mangoes that was just around the corner. Mango shake soaking through… Oh my goodness.


We killed a little time here until the Sunday Market, and went to the Sunday Market that we had been looking forward to.

The Sunday Market I’ve been looking forward to


I’ve been looking forward to the Sunday Market for a long time, and the stores start after 5pm.


I was very happy to be able to buy the stole and bracelet that I was planning to buy.


I spent about four hours looking around, but I still couldn’t get around all of it! It was a really big market.

Time: from 18:00
Location: The main market is on Rachadamnoen Road, which runs from Tha Phae Gate to Wat Phra Singh.

Day 6 morning, we took a cab to Chiang Mai Airport


The day flew by and it was already time to head back to Bangkok. It looked like we could take Songtaew to the airport, but we were worried about our luggage, so we asked the hotel to call us a cab.

It was obviously expensive at 250 baht, but I couldn’t think of any other way, so I gave up.

Air Asia to Bangkok


And now, back to Bangkok by Air Asia!

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