Photos: Chiang Mai’s Cheap and Tasty Street Food
The weekly Sunday Walking Street is one of Chiang Mai’s most popular tourist attractions. Make sure that you spend a Sunday in the city when you book a hotel in Chiang Mai. About a dozen city blocks are closed to traffic and hundreds of street stalls spring up selling clothing, trinkets, ethnic art and knick knacks of every kind. But the real treasure here lies in the wats (Buddhist temples) that line the street. Several are converted into sprawling food markets that offer a dizzying array of amazing food.
Portions are small, as are the prices, so it’s easy to sample several different options in a single visit — think of it as Thai tapas. Things get very crowded, so I recommend going early –around 5pm– while many vendors are setting up. By 7pm, things will be so packed you can hardly move. And for reference, 30 baht is the equivalent of $1 US. Hope you enjoy the photos.