On the opposite end of the city from the Chang Phuak Gate Night Market sits the Chiang Mai Gate Night Market, protected by an equally impressive ancient wall from the 13th century.
The South Gate food stalls open around 5pm, but you can generally find a few vendors here at any time of day.
Walking around you’ll find your meat on a stick
and fresh tropical fruits.
We decided to go to a random stall touting northern thai cuisine, since that’s where Chiang Mai is located and filled on up with veggies and chicken.
A food court with tables makes for a comfortable eating scenario.
After dinner came the best part of the night, dessert!
This market had the best mango sticky rice I tried in the entire country – so fresh and heavenly.
One afternoon walking through the market area I was delighted to see a vendor open I’d missed the night before. Khanom krok is a thai coconut pudding and for only 10 baht (30 cents USD) you’ll get a big serving of this wonderful treat.
Flavors offered are green onion, sweet corn, and what we picked – pumpkin! The little cups simply melt in your mouth, warm and dreamy.