One of the very few lucky things that happened to me during my backpacking Indochina tour was that the Chiang Mai leg fell on the weekend. Because of that, I was able to experience Chiang Mai’s night market or the Sunday Walking Street Market. Unlike the markets of downtown Yangon, Chiang Mai’s night market is really catered to tourists. Stalls and stalls of local crafts, clothes and souvenir items line up the wide streets of Ratchadamnoen Road and Prapokklao Road. It is an ideal place to do your shopping in Chiang Mai. Street food also abound and there are even a couple of stalls that sell exotic food. Yup, I’m talking about insects and worms here. Innards don’t faze me as much. ;p
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The Ratchadamnoen Road is also lined with restaurants, cafés and hotels. And because of this very strategic location at the very center of the Old City, the Sunday Night Market gets really packed. It’s inevitable, what with every stall giving some welcome distraction.
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I was going to Thailand! How could I forget and just skimped on check-in luggage? It somehow escaped me that shopping in Chiang Mai would be just what I’d need, the necessary break from days of temple hopping. All those dresses I fell in love with and could not buy… All those souvenirs I could’ve brought home… Oh, well. A great reason for me to go back, don’t you think?
August 23, 2015
***photos were taken using iPhone6 and GoPro Hero 4 Silver