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Time Required : 2-3 Hours

Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

Timings : 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Chiang Rai Night Bazaar, Chiang Rai Overview

Chiang Rai Night Market is located in the Mueang Chiang Rai District of Thailand. It is a famous spot to find a vast range of handicraft items, clothing, jewellery, shoes, and authentic Thai food. If you get to be fortunate enough, you will also find local Thai dancers and folk concerts during your stay. The market is usually set at night because of the intense humidity of the region during morning hours.

This mini version of a night market is a perfect option for an evening stroll and excellent when talking about snacks, beer, or some snacks. The rows of vendors sitting by the side of the road and food stalls providing some of the best-selected dishes from Thai cuisine at a reasonable rate will probably be your best bet when visiting this place. There is also a good number of hotels around this market, which makes it more convenient for tourists visiting this place.

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Shopping at the Chiang Rai Night Bazaar

Chiang Rai, being the home of natural-born craftsmen, is bound to give you one of the best shopping experience in Thailand. From finding spa products, herbal teas, textiles, tribal crafts, and health food to souvenirs, coffee beans, clothing, toys, Chiang Rai Night Market provides an undercurrent affair to the visitors.

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One can find an extensive herb collection at Chiang Rai Herbs Shops and embroidered handicraft souvenirs from Hill-Tribe Museum Souvenir Shop or Mae Fah Luang Art & Craft Center. Also, if you are a jewellery freak, then MZ Collection and Nine Shop will cater to your taste. Lastly, if you walk towards the west of Clock Tower, you will find Doi Chang, which is well-known for top-quality Arabica Coffee Beans.

Food at Chiang Rai Night Bazaar

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The food culture of Chiang Rai Night Market includes a mix of local and international taste. One can find the typical street snacks stalls on the roadsides where one can try rice porridge, congees, noodles to European cuisine like pizzas, English-style fish, and chips. Not only this, but Chiang Rai will also have Dutch, Mediterranean, Swedish cuisine. If you head to the west of the Clock Tower, you will have a good number of options which are pocket-friendly but are also aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. Also, one can head to the South of the Clock Tower to grab some wood-fired pizzas, steaks, homemade ravioli, shepherd’s pie, and several other European dishes. Heaven Burger, Steak Specialist, Full Moon Wellness, Ribs & Co. are some of the options where one can find Western cuisine and cocktails.

Tips

  • Remember to bargain well before buying any item,
  • The market does not have space for tuk-tuks or songthaews to stop and take you to other shops. It is entirely made accessible for pedestrians where the only option is to walk around.

How To Reach Chiang Rai Night Bazaar

The easiest way of getting to Chiang Rai Night Market is to hire a tuk-tuk or a songthaew. The songthaews will probably run on a fixed route and rate and are readily available along the side of the streets. The Market is at a walkable distance from the city centre and a five-minute walk from the Clock Tower. You could easily walk from the Bus Station as well.

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