Saturday Night Market
One of the most buzzing Night markets in Chiang Rai, the Saturday Night Market is on Thana Lai road. From the Thai delicacies to the artifacts of the local artisans here you can find every little thing you wish to buy. If you are not looking for buying trinkets then you can wander along with the food stalls as the aroma will definitely draw your attention.
Make sure you reach before 8:00 pm as if you delay then the long queues will be all over. The entire market is packed with the aroma of good food and this place is a paradise for a foodie!
Location: Suk Sathit, Tambon Wiang, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
Timings: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Saturdays
Highlights: Stalls of delicious Thai meals and exceptional work of the local artisans.
Sunday Happy Street
Known for its Sunday buzz the Snag Khon Noi also called the Happy Street is a place that for a few hours is showcased as a pedestrian to the local people. Keeping it light and yet bright this market becomes a great place to shop and spend some Sunday evening hours munching on the large night stalls as there is a large variety for the same.
With a few numbers of foreign tourists and more of the local people, the atmosphere is friendly and as the name mentions it becomes a Happy Street. Here one can intermingle with the locals and know a lot more about Thai culture and traditions.
Location: San Khong Noi Rd, Tambon Rop Wiang, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
Timings: 6:00 to 10:00 pm only on Sundays
Highlights: Live performances, art and craft shops.
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Chiang Rai Night Bazaar
Dance on the beats or the live performances or just stroll along with your friends at the shops selling unique artifacts. The list of adjectives falls short to define the aura of the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, as it is jam-packed with people and becomes a lively place. Also, it is one of the best Night markets in Chiang Rai where you can savor a variety of Thai delights and watch the artists perform live in front of you.
It even features a few bars where you can grab a beer and have a tippy-toe dance on the jazz beat. Here one can even buy the bric-o-brac t-shirts from the stalls or just pick up some of the handicrafts of the hill tribe.
Location: Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
Timings: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm on all days.
Highlights: Live jazz performances, bars, and a whole lot more.
The next one in the spectrum of amazing Chiang Rai night markets is the Kad Luang which is commonly called as the Big Wet Market. The scenario of this market turn upside down with the sunset. In the beginning, it is more like a local bazaar and as soon as the sun sets it becomes a paradise for food lovers.
The entire market is set up with the fresh fruit stalls and along with that there are quick pick up food items which you can have while you shop. Apart from this, there are certain classic shops that have local items that you can buy a souvenir of the vacation.
Location: Chang Phueak, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Timings: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on all days
Highlights: Food stalls, and local shops.
Walking Street Chiang Rai
Another one in the array of Night markets in Chiang Rai, the Walking Street Chiang Rai which offers the visitor a myriad of options like Thai spas, clothing, Thai dance shows, handcrafted products, folk concerts, and a whole lot more of interesting things that will keep you engaged.
One can find all sorts of entertainment on this street not just shopping and eating but it also presents the art and craft stalls and entertains you with the performances by the local people on a mini stage present here. Make sure you add this place in your itinerary list as it is an unmissable spot!
Location: Thanalai, Tambon Wiang, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
Timings: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am on Sundays only.
Highlights: Thai shops, shows, and clothing stalls.
- Phi Phi