Chiang Mai Gate Night Market, Thailand

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.

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4 Responses to Chiang Mai Gate Night Market, Thailand

  1. julieovaltrades says:

    Absolutely! Good thing there are plenty of hikes and places to swim to balance it all out 🙂

  2. usfman says:

    Judging by these tasty looking photographs, Thailand seems to be a wonderful place to gain weight.

  3. julieovaltrades says:

    All the good spots 🙂 ! Wasn’t in Chiang Mai for as long as I would have liked (never enough time) so just the 2 markets and Huay Tung Tao Lake as far as food goes. Everything was so great though.

  4. Norm @ Ridinkulous says:

    We seem to go to the same places. We were in Chiang Mai about this time last year. We walked through this market, but not much was open and I don’t think we had anything. The food in Chiang Mai in general is incredible, though. I’m interested to see where else you went!

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