I was excited to experience the Saturday and Sunday walking street markets in Chiang Mai. Whole streets close down, no cars can get in and streets are lined with Thai food, clothes stalls, jewelry, art, gifts galore, bags, scarves, shoes, you name it. It’s a great place for gifts and pictures.
I took the night train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and on the bunk bed across from me was a really nice Thai woman named Pim, who was going to visit her sister for a month. Once we arrived they sent me a text and we met up for the Sunday night market and they showed me around Chiang Mai a little. It was a fun introduction.
Everyone I know who has been to Chiang Mai loves the weekend walking street markets. It was nice to find out the locals do too.