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THE NIGHT MARKET
The market opens after sundown daily and is the perfect spot to enjoy good local cuisine for a reasonable price. Get your bargaining skills ready as the market also offers plenty of handicrafts to take home for friends and family.
WALKING STREET MARKET (SATURDAYS ONLY)
On Saturday nights don’t miss the open-air Walking Street. This market (on Thanalai Road from the Hilltribe Museum to the Morning Market) is filled with a wide variety of handicrafts from Chiang Rai, as well as delicious treats and local dishes.
A recent addition to the center of Chiang Rai is an incredible clock tower built by famous artist Chaloemchai Kositpipat in 2008. Sitting at the intersection of Pahonyothin and Banpaprakarn, it resembles the white temple of Chiang Rai and celebrates his majesty the king. Don’t miss the light and sound display that takes place each evening on the hour.