Chiang Rai Night Bazaar is not big in size, but good enough for a relaxing walk after a very contented dinner. Plus, it is a pleasant outdoor shopping experience.
The bazaar sets up around 5pm and runs through until around 10:30pm.
Center Point Night Bazaar
At the center of the Bazaar there is an open air food court (Center Point Night Bazaar) featuring many Thai favorites as well as a stage where live dance and music performances are put on each night.
Hilltribe handicrafts, sell by the Akha. Fabrics, needlework, silver, and beads are at low prices.
Carved Soap Flower
I cannot imagine these love flowers are actually carved from soap! Such an artwork.
After carving and painting, it was being put inside a handmade painted wooden box.
They offered me 250 Baht (around RM25 each for a medium size), we managed to bargain until 220 Baht (around RM22) just to realize that it was only selling for 100 Baht each at other places.
Talking about a rip-off here!
As a friendly reminder: Please buy the carved soap flower (medium size) at 100 Baht only.
(However, some might not be as detailed. Be careful while you make your purchase.)
More photos on Chiang Rai: Night Bazaar (part 2).
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