Ratchadamnoen Road, Chiang Mai

Ratchadamnoen Road, 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
Sight Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Chiang Mai Shopping Walking Tour   City Orientation Walk  

Walking Tours in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Create Your Own Walk in Chiang Mai

Create Your Own Walk in Chiang Mai

Creating your own self-guided walk in Chiang Mai is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
North-West of Chiang Mai Walking Tour

North-West of Chiang Mai Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
South of Chiang Mai Walking Tour

South of Chiang Mai Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.5 km
Exploring Unique Chiang Mai (Walking Tour)

Exploring Unique Chiang Mai (Walking Tour)

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Chiang Mai Art Galleries Walking Tour

Chiang Mai Art Galleries Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Chiang Mai Temples Walking Tour

Chiang Mai Temples Walking Tour

There are many impressive attractions in Chiang Mai, but its temples are really amazing. You'll see temples as old as the city itself, over seven hundred years old. The temples are must-see sites for their historic and cultural importance, for their architecture, and religious statues. Take this self-guided tour and explore these fascinating places in Chiang Mai.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km