Saturday Night Market Walking Street - Wua Lai Road

Saturday Night Market Walking Street - Wua Lai Road

Saturday Night Market Walking Street - Wua Lai Road
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4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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  • Food Paradise Network
    Bali, Indonesia49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing night market, must go in Chiang Mai!
    ⭐️Comments: Literally the best night market we ever visited. The choices are endless, and it's a big market. It's a must-visit in Chiang Mai. During the daytime, Chiang Mai is very quiet, we thought, but as the sun goes down, the city transforms into a bustling night market. The attractions are on point. ⭐️What to Expect: Here, you can find many stalls offering a variety of foods, drinks, and desserts. There are also souvenirs, clothes, gifts, and even cute pet clothes. Creative individuals like painters also come to the night market to showcase their art. ⭐️Tips: ▪️ Be prepared by wearing comfortable shoes and outfits, and carry an easy-to-carry bag because the market is so big; you'll do a lot of walking, and it gets quite crowded, so it's better to be safe. ▪️ Bring cash, as all transactions are done in cash. When buying something, make sure to bargain because there is no fixed price except for food and drinks. ▪️ Don't eat your dinner before coming here, as there are lots of street food options that you can't resist trying. Do try to refresh with coconut smoothie, it taste sooo gewd. ▪️ Souvenirs here are the cheapest, so it's better to buy your souvenir gifts from Thailand here, as you can bargain for the best price. ▪️ Night market is all available all the day, however better to come on Saturday as it was more lively.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 5, 2023
  • Belle
    Bucheon, South Korea913 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Try the food!
    They close off one main street and 2-3 others that connects to it for local vendors to sell goods. It was pretty interesting to check out the food - there's mini coconut ice cream, padthai in different shapes and form, food truck with Thai food and Korean chicken to tokoyaki and pizza to coffee, fresh tropical fruits, souvenirs, pants and local crafts. My favorite was my very sweet mango shake in a tall cup for only 45baht. We also got a cowhide leather keyholder from a stall for 65baht with personalized engraving. As most night/street markets, the set up is typical and the same. This Sunday market was organized, food carts looked clean and hygienic. Visit if youre in Chiang Rain on a Sunday.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 11, 2024
  • Nene J
    Perth, Australia102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Saturday Street Market
    Roads are closed off and an assortment of market stalls offer freshly made food options...sweet, fried, cooked versions of everything imaginable. The food is cheap ranging from 10bht for a cake and juice.. There are clothing and stalls selling clothes and bric-a-brac with lots of people wandering and looking around. The markets start from 3pm but go quite late into the evening.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 23, 2024
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Shelliu
Hilton Head, SC4,095 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Absolutely the best and largest market we have ever been to! There were a dozen or more food stalls with everything from quail eggs to grilled fish, bbq to sweets, sushi to crickets and beetles. There are a ton of food stalls also at the beginning before you even get to the street and many more as you stroll down the never ending streets. There are handmade and mass produced items like scarves, paintings, spices, bags and little wooden elephants like all the markets but this one had so much more and done better quality as well. Opening at 4pm, it gets a lot busier around 7pm but we liked the energy. The streets are much busier at the beginning and really thin out after walking 20-30min down the street. Total, you could spend several hours trying the food and shopping. We even missed a few streets.

I highly recommend planning a trip to be in Chiang Mai for this market!! It was awesome!
Written January 4, 2020
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Dr Rob
Wenzhou, China810 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
A thing to do on a Saturday night. Go buy some tourist stuff, eat some great food, see what's going on. It's worth it. But later on it does get busy, I think it took us about 3+ hours to walk it up and back including a 30 minute foot massage. It's colourful but gets awful packed later on in the evening.
Written January 4, 2020
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James A
London, UK267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Surprising at the time of writing that this market was actually more impressive than the Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai, mostly due to the impacts of Covid unfortunately. But, this one street market has held up particularly well along with the sunday night market. Plenty o eat and browse along with good bargains to hunt and the odd bit of live music here and there.
Written July 5, 2022
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Chris H
Burns Beach, Australia156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A great long market. Get there early! We arrived at about 4:30. Even though some of the vendors were still setting up there was certainly enough food and stalls to keep our interest. By the time we got to the end and turned to come back the crowds started. Towards the end the four of us literally needed to form a human train and plough through the crowd to get out.
Written January 11, 2020
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rakeDelhi
New Delhi, India1,014 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This is a market opening on Saturdays and full of all the craftsmen, food creators, wonders of clothes and at a very very cheap Prices.Variety of food from thai,chinese to fresh fruits .
Musical live happenings and beer served in open cafes along the market,with authentic home made ice cream.
Written January 14, 2023
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Ryan F
Bristol, UK87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
This is a fantastic night market with a wide array of stall selling lots of souvenirs and food.
I like how you can veer of the Main Street into a temple and check out the food stalls for something tasty to eat. Most of the stalls are reasonably priced and the stall holders will be happy to barter on prices.

My tip would be not to hold off on buying things you like here with the expectation of finding it cheaper elsewhere in particular the islands.
I’ve found since leaving Chang Mai markets in Koh samui are way more expensive for the same products with an unwillingness to barter on price so be warned.

Also look out for a stall selling sugarcane juice. I only found one. It’s not as easy to find in Thailand as it is in Vietnam but if you’ve never had it before it’s worth a try. It’s so refreshing and sweet tasting. Look for a stall with a roller and flattened sugar canes that have been pressed. It’s delicious!
Written January 28, 2023
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BerlinBowie
Singapore, Singapore134 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Visited both Saturday and Sunday walking streets but spent longer in the Saturday walking street as it was more convenient for me.

Some vendors were indeed the same folks but I suppose it just makes sense that one spends the week making items which one sells on the weekend.

Large number of stalls, quite a number sold similar items but a fair number of handmade items too. Good selection of food stalls with all manner of local foods and gorgeous fruit - great place to sample anything that catches your fancy.

Some street performances.

Go early (or late) to beat the crowds.
Written January 7, 2020
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Emily T
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
We loved this market. However I do understand why some people felt overwhelmed. It is enormous and there is definitely repetition of goods on sale. However as our first market in Chiang Mai we saw different goods to what we have seen elsewhere and found a lot of it was handmade and quite lovely. Definitely some of the usual cheap tourist tatt but not the majority.

We loved the side food court with low plastic tables and stools, great range of food and amazing atmosphere.

Of note, we arrived shortly after 5 and the crowds were minimal then, not too hot and we could happily browse stalls with no difficulty. By the time we left a bit after 7 it was absolutely packed, and we were glad to be leaving. And this was in the off season! So we found it worth visiting but would only go early before the crowds arrive.
Written June 25, 2022
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Nene J
Perth, Australia102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Roads are closed off and an assortment of market stalls offer freshly made food options...sweet, fried, cooked versions of everything imaginable.
The food is cheap ranging from 10bht for a cake and juice..

There are clothing and stalls selling clothes and bric-a-brac with lots of people wandering and looking around.

The markets start from 3pm but go quite late into the evening.
Written March 23, 2024
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amanda5805
Duncan, Canada6,873 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We heard great things about the Saturday Walking market in the old walled site. We actually were told the Saturday Market is much better then the Sunday market. We arrived around 4:30pm and it was already in a good swing of things.
There were some great deals and so many different things to choose from. Great place for souvenirs and to get something different. Lots of local artists selling personal art. Also lots of stalls that all have the same thing you see throughout all of Thailand. Tons of yummy street food. It was very busy with local and tourist shoppers. The locals were all very friendly and happy to talk. Great place to partake or just people watch!
It was also easy to get side track and get a massage or see one of the old sites in the walled City!
We were there for about 2 hours and didn't come close to seeing the whole market!
Written June 3, 2020
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