One highlight is the night bazaar which springs up every evening. The market mostly sells arts and crafts and knickknacks for the tourists.
You will also find many food areas such as the Galare food hall and the seafood restaurants of Anusarn market.
A bit further up river is the sprawling Warorot market. This is one of those markets where you can buy just about anything. Part of it includes the flower market. This is a riot of color with a rich variety of flowers. If you like orchids you are in for a treat.
Part of the market sells fresh food, mainly fruit. However just a little further along is the main municipal market.
Muang Mai Market
This market is fed by a constant stream of small utility truck that are bringing fresh food from the growers in the mountains nearby. It is a very busy and expansive place and well worth a visit. Are you interested in the local fruit and vegetables? You will certainly enjoy strolling around this market. This is the main Chiang Mai city wholesale market so the commercial buyers from the hotels and restaurants mix with the locals buying for the family meal.
This market is right by the Ping River.