This market was by far the best market in Chiang Mai (disclaimer - I didn't make it to the Sunday walking market) and I went to almost all of them. It is EXTREMELY CROWDED but most people are good natured and do not try to push/shove their way past.
This market has all the usual tourist trinkets but lots more. There were quite a few stalls selling unique, handmade handicrafts that I hadn't seen at any of the other markets. One tip - I found that most vendors were not up for bargaining - especially if you are purchasing some thing handmade and out of the ordinary. That being said, most of the stalls had prices clearly signposted to after a few tries, I gave up trying (everything was such a bargain anyways!).
Favourite stalls included the ones supporting dog charities (dog themed bric a brac), the woman selling handmade men's shirt collars for dogs (I lived in NYC for a few years and never saw anything like them!) and a stall selling notebooks with cute illustrations on all the covers.
Make sure you wear comfy shoes and bring lots of smaller bills to spend. Don't forget to sample all the food - it's amazingly tasty, fresh and cheap!
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