Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
An open-air street market for shoppers, backpackers, and foreigners.
Thailand’s nighttime activities don’t just consist of bars and clubs; in Chiang Mai, the Night Market or Night Bazaar is more than just an ‘alternative’ option. The open-air street market operates in full swing once the sun sets and becomes the place to go!
Shop: The Night Market overlaps with some of Chiang Mai’s best nightlife areas, with stalls selling local handicrafts, dresses, clothing, fashion accessories and jewelry. You’ll also find a plethora of dry goods, food, plastic, and glassware – just about anything in the old east city moat! Check out these 12 Shopping Streets & Markets in Chiang Mai to Get Lost In if you’d like more variety.
Do: Open every day, you can shop or stroll the huge market until you find something you really like. It’s a great place to purchase souvenirs if you’re a bargain shopper or seasoned traveler. When you want to take a rest, take a breather and have a bite to eat in the nearby food chains and restaurants, such as Daddy’s Steakhouse Restaurant, where they also have tasty Chinese food available.
Opening hours: The Night Bazaar is open from 7:00pm until midnight. With plenty of authentic handicrafts, art pieces, foodstuffs, and myriad bargain products and dresses at wallet-friendly prices, make sure to bring some (or a lot) of cash with you. But don’t forget to keep an eye out for pickpockets too!
How to get there
- You can get to the Night Bazaar from the Chiang Mai Old City Center by foot or by taking a tuk-tuk.
- You can also rent a taxi to take you directly to the Night Bazaar for about THB 50 to 100.
- If you’re in Bangkok, to get to Chang Klang Road, you can take the scenic route and take a bus for around THB 400 to 800 Baht. You can also opt to travel by train from Hualampong Station, and alight at Chiang Mai Station. From there, the Night Bazaar is just a short walk away.
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