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Chang Klan Road Night Shopping in Chiangmai

On our first night in Chiangmai, we were able to walk a short distance from our hotel Portico 21, to the daily night market area located along Chang Klan Road. It was convenient to have such a variety of shopping and eating close by.

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Chang Klan Road itself is lined with stalls on each side that stretch as far as commercially viable. That is, within short proximity to either one of the market areas that take up parts of the street. On one end, there is the Chiangmai Night Bazaar (which has several floors) and across the road, the Kalare Night Bazaar, both of which are indoor and therefore covered.

Night-Bazaar-Indoor-Stalls

Further along, there is the outdoor Anusarn Market, which is packed with stalls selling a variety of goods, but also has alot of places to eat too. Here's a few photos from these areas.

The Chiangmai Night Bazaar

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Lots of statues, decorative items, accessories and clothes on the top floor.

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A few more crafts in the lower floor, with plenty of draftsmen at work on portraits.

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A metal bas relief sculptor banging out some metal.

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The Kalare Night Bazaar can be seen across the road from the Chiangmai Night Bazaar.

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Kalare Night Bazaar

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The Kalare Night Bazaar seems to sell similar goods to the Chiangmai Night Bazaar but feels newer and more recently set up. However, there is a food court area here and also a small stage with seating area.

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On the night we passed through, a young girl in Thai dress was performing what seemed like a traditional dance on stage.

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The Anusarn Market

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Lots of cut and portioned fruit on sale.

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This guy with the cart seemed like he was pushing a dustbin around but was actually a mobile vendor for noodles.

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Some restaurants were already closing up.

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On Chang Klan Road

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This vendor touts his miniature tuk-tuk drink can sculptures in front of a line of tuk-tuks waiting for a fare.

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At Chiangmai markets, we saw quite a few of these sales women in some kind of traditional dress touting theirs goods from a tray. Although I can understand that they need to earn a living, some of them were doing so in a really pushy and unpleasant way, prodding tourists and harassing them.

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McDonalds and Burger King. No comment.

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Night-Bazaar-Burger-King

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We ended our exploration of the Night Bazaar by getting some banana rotee.

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The illuminated backside of street stalls.

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