Chiang Mai Sunday Night Market operates every Sunday from 4 pm till 11 pm. Located right in the centre of the old walled city area of Chiang Mai. Starting at the Tha Phae Gate at one end, Chiang Mai Sunday Night Market runs along the full length of Ratchadamnoen Road (More than 1 km). Along the way, it sprawls into some of the side streets and temple grounds nearby, making Chiang Mai Sunday Night Market like a maze on its own.
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Chiang Mai Sunday Night Market is closed off to traffic, so you got to alight from your transport and walk in. Shoppers (Locals + tourists) come out in droves. By 6 pm, it gets seriously busy and the speed of the crowd could be slowed to snail like.
Chiang Mai Sunday Night Market is packed with local goods from the Northern Thai people. They would make and sell their own products and the quality of art and craftsmanship is amazing. Nevertheless, you can still find the usual Same Same but Different touristy merchandise, I love Chiang Mai t-shirts, muay thai pants, souvenirs….
Chiang Mai Sunday Night Market also comes to life with the street buskers start performing, hyping up the atmosphere.
Along the way, the smell of the Thai food being cooked along the streets of Chiang Mai Sunday Night Market can be quite aromatic.
This all adds up to the overall shopping experience, making Chiang Mai Sunday Night Market an unmissable, “a must go” spot in your Chiang Mai itinerary.
Take Note: You could get the chance to experience the scene of Thai National Anthem is being played at 6 pm. It would be played over most public places. You will see people stop what they’re doing and stand to attention, so don’t be stunned or dumbfound by this. Just stop for the Thai National Anthem, as it only takes less than a minute.