Photo: Corn hung to dry in a village outside Lampang.

Thung Kwiang Market

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Also on Route 11 around 25 kilometres north of Lampang is huge Thung Kwiang Market.


Photo of Thung Kwiang Market

Formerly notorious as a ‘jungle market’ Thung Kwiang’s cleaned up its act and concentrates on local produce and One Tambon One Product items rather than endangered wildlife. So you’ll find plenty of fried insects, north Thai chilli dips, sausages, pork scratchings and so on as well as several coffee shops serving north Thai brews. There are simple restaurants for a lunch break so this is definitely worth a stop and a wander.


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How to get there
Any Chiang Mai–Lampang bus can drop you off outside otherwise it’s around a 50 kilometre round trip by motorbike. Organised tours out of Lampang will generally stop here as well. Note the market is on the east side of the highway with no right turn if you’re coming from Lampang, so you need to continue past it and take the first available U-turn to come back.

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