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Ton Lam Yai Market, Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai: Local Food and Markets Guided Walking Tour

1. Chiang Mai: Local Food and Markets Guided Walking Tour

Ever wanted to spontaneously book a tour on the same day you take it? This short walking tour around Chiang Mai’s foodie streets will have you discover some of the city’s most delicious local eateries in just two hours! You can also choose from multiple start times for a time that suits you. Meet up with your friendly TripGuru at the Chansom Memorial Bridge, locally known as “Khua Khaek”, to begin the walking tour. The first stop is Lung Khajohn Wat Ket, which is known for serving up sweet steamed rice skin dumplings that are usually stuffed with peanuts. Sample this sweet snack known as Khao Kriab Pako Moh before passing through the colorful Ton Lamyai Flower Market. Then you’ll head to Go Neng to taste a Chinese specialty of oddly-shaped deep-fried dough. (Some have said the buns look like dinosaurs!) Pa tong go, as it’s called, is one of the most popular snacks with the locals. After trying the delicious dough sticks, head to Warorot Market – a famous market where you can find delicious snacks, produce, clothes, and more. For a sweet treat, you’ll hunt down one particular stall that sells the famous Thai mango sticky rice. We’ll finish with a savory dish at our last stop,Thana Ocha. Dive into their famous Hakka-style noodles with Hakka stuffed tofu, fish sausage and wontons. End the day with a satisfied stomach full of delicious Thai dishes and delicacies. Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint. Important Note: Kindly note that most restaurants mentioned tend to close by early afternoon. If you choose the 2:30 pm slot, your experienced guide will take you to alternative (but just as delicious) street food stalls to ensure you still get a taste of authentic Chiang Mai street cuisine. If you would like to stick to this itinerary, it is highly recommended to book the morning slots. Possible Food Tasting Choices (at own expense): Hakka-style noodle, Sticky Rice with Mango, Pa Thong Ko (deep-fried dough sticks), or Khao Kriab Pak Moh (steamed rice skin dumplings)

Chiang Mai: Tuk-Tuk Night Tour with Temples and Street Foods

2. Chiang Mai: Tuk-Tuk Night Tour with Temples and Street Foods

Uncover the secrets of Chiang Mai at night on this city tour by tuk-tuk. Enjoy the beauty of the Wat Suan Dok and Wat Lok Moli temples (entrance included) and take in the atmosphere of the Warorot Market and Ton Lam Yai Flower Market.  Start the evening by boarding a tuk-tuk, the mode of transportation famously used in Thailand. Drive around the Old City, taking in the historic walls and the moat in the cultural heart of the city. Learn the centuries-old history of the city. Find out how it was once the capital of the Lanna Kingdom before it fell into the hands of the Burmese, before finally regaining independence again with the help of the King of Thonburi. Next, stop at Wat Suan Dok, which literally translates to ‘flower garden temple’. Its name is derived from the location it was built, which was once used as a royal flower garden by a past ruler of Chiang Mai. Explore the temple which is known for its numerous white chedis and its 48-meter golden pagoda built in the Sri Lankan style. Admire the beautiful chedis and learn about the sacred Buddha relic which is believed to be the shoulder bone of Buddha himself. Continue to Wat Lok Moli, a 14th-century temple which is one of the older temples in the city. Take in features like a massive restored chedi with a Buddha image. The chedi also contains the ashes of several kings from the Mengrai dynasty. Go to the the teak wood pavilion and the Lanna-style Buddhist monastery before boarding the tuk-tuk and zooming through the city to the vibrant Chang Phuak Gate Night Market. Wander around the open-air market and see hawkers cooking up a storm of delicious local delicacies and tasty street food.  Get help from your driver with locating some favorite local dishes. After walking around Chang Phuak Gate, pass by other local markets such as Warorot Market and Ton Lam Yai Flower Market to soak up some of the local night life. Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai Bar Hopping Guided Night Tour

3. Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai Bar Hopping Guided Night Tour

See the top eateries and bars, and a jazz club in the city of Chiang Mai with a local guide. Stop in at four different spots, and continue the night to three or four other spots if you like before the night ends. Start the night off by heading to the Chang Gate Phuak Night Market. Wander along the kiosks and see popular street food vendors like the Cowboy Hat Lady famous for her Khao Kha Moo (stewed pork leg). Try the famous Suki Chang Phueak, a soft-boiled mixed meat dish with sauce. After taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of the night market, head to The North Gate Jazz Co-Op to see a live jazz show. Stop for a beer and snacks while you listen to some jazz music before heading to the next stop. Next, you’ll ride a rod dang – Chiang Mai’s famous red taxi – to the Ton Lamyai Flower Market. Experience another hotspot for nightlife as it is situated by the river, making it a popular haunt for both locals and tourists alike. Grab a bite of some local snacks and enjoy the riverside views before heading to Tha Nham Ton Goom Riverfront. Experience the riverfront bar with an alfresco ambiance. Finally, enjoy a couple of drinks before deciding on visiting a few more riverside bars such as Sai Ping Bar & Restaurant, The Good View Chiang Mai, The Riverside Bar & Restaurant, and Deck One - All Day Eatery. Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Chiang Mai: Customize Your Own Chiang Mai City Tour

4. Chiang Mai: Customize Your Own Chiang Mai City Tour

Plan your own tour of Chiang Mai and have your own driver take you around the temples, markets, and famous sights. Shop for local food at Warorot Market, visit sacred temples such as Wat Chiang Man, and buy handicrafts on Chang Moi Street. Relax in a comfortable air-conditioned car. Craft your own itinerary and indicate three to four attractions you would like to see when you purchase your trip. Take note of the distance between locations when you are planning. Give your guide some options so that the best tour schedule can be designed for you. If you are unsure, check out the sacred temples of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Phra Singh, or Wat Chedi Luang (Temple of the Big Stupa). Visit Warorot Market and see the clothes, local products, and food on sale at the most famous market in Northern Thailand. Check out the silver temple at Wat Srisuphan, purchase fruit and flowers at Ton Lamyai Flower Market, and walk along Chang Moi Street, known for selling handicrafts. Take in the famous landmark of Tha Pae Gate, the eastern gate of the walled city. The complete list of attractions includes Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang (Temple of the Big Stupa), Wat Phan Tao, 3 Kings Monument, Wat Chiang Man (Chiang Mai’s oldest temple), Wat Lok Moli, Wat Suan Dok, Wat Umong (tunnel temple), Wat Srisuphan (silver temple), Warorot Market (Kad Luang), Ton Lamyai Flower Market (fruit and flower market), Thapae Gate, Chang Moi Street (handicraft street), Kruba Srivichai Monument, Wat Pha Lat (Hidden Temple). Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 46 reviews

We did this on our first day in Chiang Mai and it was a great experience since we had no knowledge of local specialities. Our guide (Koi) was really friendly and flexible with our moody, picky 5 year old. She went above and beyond the call of food guide for us. The only thing I would change is to have the food included in the tour price. Everything was a great price, but it was inconvenient to take out my wallet at every stop.

Nick was our guide for the day and he was absolutely fantastic. He answered all of our questions, took us to the best spots, and really went into depth about the customs, traditions, and information of the area. He also took the absolute best pictures! He went out of his way to make sure we had an amazing time and had great suggestions for our next visit. If you do this tour you must get Nick!

We had a great time walking around the market. Our guide stopped to explain all kinds of interesting things at the stalls. It was great to just follow him around and not try to navigate. The food was all great as well. Highly recommend!

Lana was a fantastic guide. She was personable, knowledgeable, and fun. She was able to pivot when places were too busy, or closed due to the new year. 💯 recommend Lana!

We had a very good time with our lovely guide Nana. She showed us special places that we would have never found by ourselves. We really enjoyed every place we had.