Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sunday walking street market Chiang Mai

Each Sunday evening in Chiang Mai there is the famous walking street markets.

"The Sunday market (or Walking Street) is a large market located right in the centre of the old walled city area of Chiang Mai. Starting at the Tha Phae Gate at one end the Sunday Market extends for roughly 1km ( it goes for more than that I am certain!) down the full length of Ratchadamnoen Road......"..( Lonely planet)

 

We went at 4pm when some stalls were still setting up but it was in full swing pretty soon after that.

Andrew buying his much loved musical instruments.

Fresh fruit smoothies.

watermelon juice.

Aside from eating dinner in the grounds of a Wat the highlight for me was walking on a flat closed off road! We did not have to dodge any type of vehicle or uneven ground.

The whole vibe was fun and relaxed. There was such a diverse crowd and it was fun to people watch while we had a family foot massage. There were many street entertainers and it really started to get busy as the sun went down.

I found it really worthwhile going if not to go overboard with shopping (could be done easily) but just to be in amongst it all!

4 comments:

  1. We loved the walking market when we went too...Such a relaxed vibe and nice to be in the open air instead of in stuff market buildings :) Glad to see you are all having a great time xx

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    1. Thanks Kate, i thought of you guys as we explored CM, hope Max is still going well at kinder x

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  2. bronnie i am loving your adventures.. catching up on the last few days now. The smoothies look great, as does coops core strength in his chair and andrew's new instrument/s :)

    would love to come over in the next week or so to hear all about it (plus i have pep's present) xx

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    1. Thanks Jessi, will be in touch as we come back to reality!

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