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!

Arturo & Fernanda - Sunday Night Market - Chiang Mai, Thailand

Arturo & Fernanda from Xalapa, Mexico!

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?”

Liz & Fernanda - Sunday Night Market - Chiang Mai, Thailand

Fernanda & Liz

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.

Sunday Night Market - Chiang Mai Walking Street

Lots of fresh smoothies ready to be made!

Arturo - Sunday Night Market - Chiang Mai, Thailand

Sunday Night Market - Chiang Mai Walking Street

Vintage van turned mobile coffee shop!

If you ever make it to the Sunday Night Market, be sure to grab yourself one of these delicious freshly baked waffles shown below.

Sunday Night Market - Chiang Mai Walking Street

Freshly baked street waffles, anyone?

The Sunday Night Market is filled with beautiful artwork. I thought these paintings were really cute.

Sunday Night Market - Chiang Mai Walking Street

Sunday Night Market - Chiang Mai Walking Street

Can you spot the Dunkin Donuts cup? You New Englander’s will know what I’m talking about.

Fernanda was in search of a new shirt but couldn’t seem to find anything that she loved.

Sunday Night Market - Chiang Mai, Thailand

Decisions, decisions…

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.

Sunday Night Market - Chiang Mai Walking Street

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.

Sunday Night Market - Chiang Mai Walking Street

How do I even being to explain this next photo?

Sunday Night Market - Chiang Mai Walking Street

The temples along the road open their grounds up to a variety of vendors, transforming them into small food courts.

Sunday Night Market - Chiang Mai Walking Street

Sunday Night Market - Chiang Mai Walking Street

Sunday Night Market - Chiang Mai Walking Street

Sunday Night Market - Chiang Mai Walking Street

Aw, look who it is!

Ry & Liz - Sunday Night Market - Chiang Mai, Thailand

Fernanda, Liz and Arturo - Sunday Night Market - Chiang Mai, Thailand

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!)

$2 Leg and Foot Massages in Chiang Mai

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!