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Chiang Rai Night Bazaar

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Despite covering a fraction of the area of Chiang Mai’s vast Night Bazaar, Chiang Rai’s evening street market makes up for its small size with a lively and friendly atmosphere and plenty of good eats.

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With a prime location in the town centre, this miniature version is a fun and convenient spot for an evening stroll and an excellent option for snacks with a beer or even dinner. The offerings are in a similar vein, though reduced in choice and range, to those of its southern neighbour so: hill-tribe handicrafts, bric-a-brac, T-shirts, carved soap candles and so on—but how many Hmong shoulder bags does one really need?

Plenty to buy ... Photo taken in or around Chiang Rai Night Bazaar , Chiang Rai, Thailand by Mark Ord.

Plenty to buy ... Photo: Mark Ord

One welcome improvement on the big city’s version is that the Chiang Rai one is entirely pedestrian so you don’t risk being run over by a tuk-tuk crossing from one row of stalls to another. Another aspect we like at the Chiang Rai affair and which makes it a worthwhile evening destination, even if you don’t want to shop, are its excellent food courts. A good alternative to Chiang Rai’s other downtown eating spots and one that’s at least as popular with locals as it is with ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)


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