Just off Chiang Rai’s main throughway is the Sirikorn Fruit and Vegetable Market. As its name suggests, the market is filled with fresh local fruits and vegetables that are in season. However, there are also other stalls selling items such as fresh flowers and snacks.
Located in front of the central market is Chiang Rai Municipal Market. The sprawling market complex is where you can find Northern hill-tribe ladies setting up their stalls and selling local vegetables, herbs and spices.
If Chiang Rai’s night markets are known for their abundance of street food, Chiang Rai’s day markets are known for their wide variety of fresh produce.
If you have just one night to spend in Chiang Rai, it’s best if it’s on a Saturday.
A haven for street food lovers, Kaad Luang (Central Market) has all kinds of munchies and snacks imaginable.
Every Saturday evening, the 1.5-km stretch of Thanalai Road comes to life with shopping stalls, food carts, live folk music and an atmosphere of festivity.