Central Festival Chiang Mai is a large shopping mall located north-east of the old city, right just off the superhighway.
The shopping centre is a modern mall with a number of popular clothing brands, a supermarket and electrical stores.
Central Festival Chiang Mai Shopping Mall, Stores & Shuttle, Thailand
The mall is home to a large Marks & Spencer department store which sells cosmetics, clothing and electrical items. There are also other popular brands including Top Shop, Mango, Zara, Esprit, H&M, Uniqlo, Sephora, the North Face, Hush Puppies and Lee.
There is also a large Tops Supermarket located on the ground floor where you can purchase both western and Thai products. There are also pharmacies, banks and food stalls located on this level.
You will also find a huge range of services including hairdressers, massage parlours and mobile phone stores as well as computer stores, electrical, jewellery shops and sporting goods stores. There is also a modern cinema complex which shows the latest blockbuster movies in both English and Thai.
You can get to Central Festival via scooter, red truck (songthaew) or tuk-tuk. If coming by scooter, there are clear directions to the parking bays and you can park for free. If taking a red truck, it will cost from the old city around 40-60 THB per person or around 150-200THB ( per ride) for a tuk-tuk.
There is also a free shuttle that runs from the mall into the Nimman area dropping people at various locations as follows: Furama Hotel, Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel, Victoria Hotel, [email protected], Hug Nimman, Kantary Hill Hotel, Yantarasri Resort, U Nimman Chiang Mai, Chang Noi Herb (Think Park) and Eastin Tan Hotel. Check the timetable in the image below.
I will be stay in Golden Crown Hotel on next month, may I know any shuttle bus around Golden Crown Hotel or Lee Garden area to go Central Festival? Is yes, can you provide a photo of shuttle bus for easy identify the shuttle bus.
I tried to find that hotel and area and couldn’t find either in Chiang Mai. The only results related to Macau and Hong Kong.
I have found a timetable of where the shuttle goes at this website https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/986224-free-shuttle-to-central-malls/?tab=comments#comment-12550964, so just have a look to see if any of the pickup points are near you.
Looking at pictures i can find online, the shuttle is either a silver van or songthaew – covered in Central Festival branding. So i don’t think you could really miss it.
You can find an image of these here at https://freetirement.weebly.com/uploads/2/4/0/7/24078109/9081298_orig.jpg.
I will accommodate in Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai in the early of May 2019. Is there any shuttle bus schedule available from hotel to Central Festival Shopping Centre?
I have looked on Google and found a timetable at the following link under “Route 1 Night Market Road”: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/986224-free-shuttle-to-central-malls/?tab=comments#comment-12550964.
You should be able to find all the details there, but the times for departure are noted as 11:45am, 2:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:15pm, 8:15pm.
Be that the estimated time to get there via this shuttle is 45 minutes and the fact coming back you will need to wait around (added to the fact you are in the back of a vehicle with no AC), it may be worth just using a grab car at less than 100baht.
Is it possible to provide floor profile for Central Festival Chiang Mai?
I have tried finding an online floor plan, but the official website seems to have removed any kind of functionality.
I have gone through my image archive and I can’t seem to find a decent floor plan – likely because the mall is 6 storeys tall and the information panel didn’t have a floor plan for the whole place, but rather you’d have to to go every floor to get a complete collection.
What I have found is a picture I have of a brochure showing the major stores on each floor (https://photos.app.goo.gl/2faYT9ykpbzzSaQi7), along with a picture of one of the information panels which has the categories of the stores on each floor, but you’ll need to zoom in to be able to read it (https://photos.app.goo.gl/gTRKQ2rreGX1v3vu5).
There is also a complete list of stores of what’s there at the website http://www.mychiangmaieverything.com/2016/05/central-festival-store-directory-chiang-mai-shopping-mall.html, but it’s from 2.5 years ago and things may have changed since.
If you are looking for a particular store, it may be worth searching for them on Facebook or Google Maps to see if it exists.
Where is the timetable for the free shuttle.. when there a couple of years ago, no the shuttle used to stop and pick up from the Meridian Hotel near the night markets. Does that still happen?
I have searched online and found a copy of the shuttle timetables at the following links:
There is indeed multiple times throughout the day for pickups around the night market area at the most popular hotels.
Outside of that, the fare to use Grab isn’t that expensive and is quite handy to get to the far away locations (the red trucks and tuk tuks will fleece tourists at these spots).