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Chiang Dao’s two small, daily municipal markets—there’s a morning and an afternoon one—don’t hold more than minimal interest for casual visitors but the town does have two very good weekly, street versions which are certainly worth a look if you’re in town on the right days.

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Towards the southern end of town—on a piece of vacant land to the right as you enter—there’s a regular Thursday market while both sides of the main street at the northern end (just past the Soi 25 cave road) are given over once a week to a Tuesday version. Both start up early and wind down late morning with the Tuesday one being the livelier of the two.

Always interesting. Photo taken in or around Markets, Chiang Dao, Thailand by Mark Ord.

Always interesting. Photo: Mark Ord

As usual, both are a mixture of household goods, agricultural supplies, clothes and fresh produce and both have plenty of snacking options. The range of goods is wide as fruit and veg stalls include temperate crops like strawberries as well as tropical ones such as pineapples ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)

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