Markets in Phayao

Markets in Phayao

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The main, daily city market fills an entire block between Don Sanam and Rob Wiang Roads in the centre of town, spilling out onto the surrounding lanes and alleyways.
Travelfish says:

A large and bustling market it provides the usual mix of fresh produce, household goods and clothes plus of course plenty of snack and eating possibilities and is a photogenic and interesting spot for a stroll.

Also good is a huge wet market, Mae Pong, on the edge of town just a few kilometres south on route 1. This busy wholesale fruit and veg market sees very few foreign visitors and is another fascinating spot for a wander.

More orientated towards tourists, both local and overseas, is the equally large weekend market that sets up in the park at the south end of Chai Kwan Road late afternoon every Saturday and Sunday and runs to around 23:00. Popular and lively there’s the usual mix of handicrafts, knickknacks, clothe and food and drink. During weekday evenings the park still has a few food vendors doing business.

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Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.

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