Ratchadamnoen Road (Sunday Walking Street), Chiang Mai

Ratchadamnoen Road (Sunday Walking Street), Chiang Mai

The Walking Street- Ratchadamnoen Road is a Sunday evening market in Chiang Mai. It is popular with tourists and locals looking for authentic crafts, traditional food and local street entertainment.

Ratchadamnoen Road, the main road between Tapei Gate and the Wat Phra Sing in the old city is closed for traffic and becomes a pedestrian road every Sunday evening between 2 pm and 10 pm. The street is flanked by stalls set up by vendors of handicrafts. Many stalls are run by the craftsmen themselves and the objects displayed are unique and diverse. Decorative objects made of wood, coconut shells, ceramics, fabric and paper are popular with the locals and tourists to take home as souvenirs.

The grounds of the many temples that line Ratchadamnoen Road become food courts on Sunday evenings and visitors can enjoy local Thai culinary delights freshly made at the stalls. Some culinary favorites are the Som Tam or green papaya salad and Khao Soi, a soup that is a specialty in Northern Thailand. There is also plenty of entertainment with street musicians, Thai dancers, living statues and puppeteers performing for interested passer bys. The Walking Street- Ratchadamnoen Road Sunday market has become today one of the most visited Chiang Mai institutions that is frequented by locals and tourists.

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Sight Name: Ratchadamnoen Road (Sunday Walking Street)
Sight Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand (See walking tours in Chiang Mai)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

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