We heard many mixed reviews about this market and had really low expectations when we decided to visit but yet it managed to disappoint us. This market is unlike the street markets of Bangkok where you are able to not only shop and find bargains for souvenirs and clothes, but also enjoy some local street eats, neither is it like the organized mess of Hong Kong's street markets.
There was virtually zero street food, the variety of the souvenirs there were limited, the local stall keepers were unfriendly and the prices quoted to us were exorbitant. To make matters worse, we were rudely brushed aside when we tried asking for a discount for some t-shirts.
Overall, it really wasn't a pleasant experience. We were much better off shopping for souvenirs at the shops along the lake which we deemed "tourist traps" when we first arrived. There, we were offered better prices. I guess that makes sense since the market stalls are only able to operate on weekend nights and they would have to make their profit somehow.
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