Every Sunday from 4pm – midnight, Rachadamnoen Road, also known as Chiang Mai’s “walking street” closes down to traffic and fills with roadside vendors selling handicrafts, exotic foods, fresh fruit smoothies, warm waffles (my personal favorite!), and so much more!
Last week we met up at the Sunday Night Market with Arturo and Fernanda, followers of Pause The Moment who happened to be in Chiang Mai for the week. How fun!
Ryan looks awfully hungry in the background, doesn’t he? He’s chowing down on a delicous chicken kebab from one of his favorite Sunday Night Market street vendors. As Ryan says, “Seriously, how can you resist a chicken kebab for $1.68?”
The Sunday Night Market tends to get very busy once the sun goes down, so we hit the walking street early in search of cheap food and light foot traffic.
If you ever make it to the Sunday Night Market, be sure to grab yourself one of these delicious freshly baked waffles shown below.
The Sunday Night Market is filled with beautiful artwork. I thought these paintings were really cute.
Fernanda was in search of a new shirt but couldn’t seem to find anything that she loved.
Tourists and visitors will enjoy the variety of street performers, Thai dancers, and musicians. You might even see a few wacky looking dogs along the way.
One of the more interesting performances was the one put on by this Thai cop in full uniform. The police tend to be grossly underpaid here and I’m guessing that’s why this man is out here working a second job.
How do I even being to explain this next photo?
The temples along the road open their grounds up to a variety of vendors, transforming them into small food courts.
Aw, look who it is!
We highly recommend first time visitors to check out the Sunday Night Market. However, after more than a month of living here, we tend to only visit the markets when we are in search of a variety of cheap food (unless friends are in town of course!)
TIP: After walking through the markets for a few hours, we recommend you head over to Loi Kroh to the road side massage parlor located across from the Raming Lodge Hotel where you can get yourself a 30 minute leg and foot massage for just $2 USD!
Have you been to the Sunday Night Market in Chiang Mai? If so, we would love to hear from you in a comment below!