Talat Pratu Chiang Mai

Market in Chiang Mai

Image by Andrey X. Five Hundred Pixels

In the early morning, this market is Chiang Mai’s larder, selling foodstuffs and ready-made dishes. If you want to make merit to the monks, come early and find the woman who sells pre-assembled food donations (20B); she’ll explain the ritual to you. Things quieten by lunchtime, but the burners are re-ignited for a popular night market that sets up along the road.