Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
|One of the most popular attractions in Chiang Mai, the Night Bazaar, is a massive cluster of shopping, food and entertainment. A combination of pop up stalls and permanent shops, the Night Bazaar comes alive in the evenings. Fostering a fantastic shopping and dining experience for families, the area also has a reputation for bars and clubs for those looking for an eventful night out. Visitors to the Night Bazaar will leave with a bag full of interesting souvenirs, a belly filled with traditional street snacks and an experience of Thai culture. |
What is There to Do ?
From bar hopping to people watching, the Night Bazaar is absolutely humming with energy. Just a short walk around will reveal that this Chiang Mai institution has something for everyone.
Shop: From silverware, antiques and gems to handicrafts, tourist trinkets and knock off watches, the Night Bazaar is a haven for those who love to shop. Visitors can typically find anything they are after and with a little bargaining, can get some of the cheapest prices for goods in the city.
Eat: Make sure to visit on an empty stomach because the variety of food is wide, intriguing and delicious. From restaurants offering international and traditional Thai cuisine to snack stalls selling tropical fruits and fried insects, there is something there for everyone. The Anusarn Market as well as the Kalare Center,which are components of the Night Bazaar, are popular places to visit for food.
Get a Massage: It is quite easy to find an establishment to get a traditional Thai massage. Anusarn Market in particular has plenty of shops to choose from to experience this traditional treatment.
Listen to Live Music: The Night Bazaar attracts live musicians that set up inside the restaurants as well as in the open spaces around the streets. Boy Blues Bar is a top choice for music enthusiasts!
See The Lady Boy Cabaret: Part of the Thai experience is seeing one of the infamous Lady Boy shows. The ladies at the Night Bazaar put on a beautiful and energetic performance that costs around 200 Baht to enjoy. Also located in the Anusarn Market, this show begins at 9:00 pm and offers a free drink with the admission price.
Where is the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar Located?
The Night Bazaar is mainly located on Chang Khlan road which lies between Tha Pae and Sridonchai roads, to the east of the old city moat.It is open between 7pm and midnight and any taxi or tuk-tuk driver will be able to take you there.