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Chiang Mai, Thailand’s “Chill” Saturday Walking Street Market

By John Saboe | Thailand

Mar 22
Street performers entertain the crowds at Chiang Mai, Thailand's Saturday Walking Street Market

Street performers entertain the crowds at Chiang Mai, Thailand’s Saturday Walking Street Market

Plan your trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand to fall on a weekend and you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to visit it’s two major night markets or walking street markets.

The Saturday market locally known as the Waulai Market is smaller than it’s Sunday counterpart, most likely due to the latter’s location on the busy Ratchadamnoen Road in the heart of the Old City.

Waulai Market isn’t that far away either, maybe a 15 minute walk but for some reason it’s just not as busy. Many of the vendors have stalls at both markets so there’s really nothing missing except perhaps a more convenient location if you’re staying right in the heart of the Old City.

I recently attended both markets and found them interesting and entertaining with the Waulai market slightly more chilled, even with fairly crowded streets. The Sunday market is definitely busier and does offer more stalls, but how many t-shirts can you look at in one evening?

In this episode of Far East Adventure Travel a sample of what’s in store with a visit to the Saturday Walking Street market in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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