Photo: Fried bamboo worms.

Don Phayam Market

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Don Phayam market is a bit out of the way but well worth the trip if you’d like to visit the quintessential Chiang Mai market.

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Placed at the junction of Suthep and Canal Roads, just outside the northwestern corner of the Old City, Don Phayam market is well worth seeking out if wanting to experience an outstanding and still very typical northern Thai fresh food market. Take all the Thai market cliches beloved of guide books and tour programmes: bustling, colourful, lively, traditional, vibrant, and you’ve got Talaat Don (sometimes written Ton) Phayam. Add lashings of exotic fruit, vegetables and herbs, a smattering of fried insects, and it ticks all the ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)


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