The verdant hills surrounding cosmopolitan Chiang Mai have long been dotted with hill tribe villages of Thailand’s many ethnic minorities. Visiting one or more of these rural outposts has become a quintessential northern Thailand experience. Here’s what you need to know.
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
Th Chang Khlan and Th Loi Kroh, Chiang Mai, 50300
A visit to Chiang Mai wouldn’t be complete without an evening at the Night Bazaar. Though you can visit independently, the sheer range of options—especially when it comes to food—can be overwhelming for the uninitiated. Get inside tips on the best bites by joining a guided street food tour, which will likely combine the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar with one other night market, for the chance to sample several Northern Thai specialties.
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This a must do for a visit to Chiang Mai, we had such an incredible time with Faan, his knowledge and enthusiasm made our night, we couldn’t have been made to feel more welcomed by him, and the added bonus of Faan being our photographer was great. We saw some amazing temples and markets as well as a beautiful show for a temple opening.
DianaElgaIris_D, Nov 2019
Things to Know Before You Go
The Chiang Mai Night Bazaar is a must-visit for shoppers, foodies, and first-time visitors.
Give yourself a couple of hours to fully experience the market.
Many shops sell similar items, so comparison-shop before you commit.
How to Get There
The market’s busy heart sits at the intersection of Thanon Chang Khlan and Thanon Loi Kroh, east of the old walled city. The stalls extend in every direction over several streets. The easiest way to get there is to take a tuk-tuk or walk.
When to Get There
True to its name, this night market operates daily from sunset to around midnight. Arrive earlier in the evening if you prefer a calmer shopping experience. If you want to see the market in full swing, plan to arrive after 6pm.
Best Bites at the Market
When you come to the night bazaar, come hungry. You’ll find loads of street food options at relatively cheap prices. Best bets include mango sticky rice, crispy fried spring rolls, roti, and a spicy local noodle dish called khao soi.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to Chiang Mai Night Bazaar?
What else should I know about attractions in Chiang Mai?
- Art in Paradise
- Elephant Nature Park
- Mae Ping River
- Thapae Stadium
- Araksa Tea Plantation
- Saturday and Sunday Walking Street Market
- Warorot Market
- Wat Chedi Luang
- Baan Chang Elephant Park
- Elephant Parade House
- Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre
- Three Kings Monument (Anusawari Sam Kasat)
- Wat Chiang Man
- Wat Phra Singh Waramahawihan
- Chiang Mai Tribal Museum