Night Bazaar Attractions
What to See in Night Bazaar
The Night Bazaar is arguably Chiang Mai’s biggest attraction in its self, leading the modern legacy of the Yuannese trading caravans that would stop here along the ancient trade route between China and Myanmar. Historic attractions are a bit thin on the ground around here. The reason people come to the area is primarily to shop and absorb the lively atmosphere.
Other pulls of the Night Bazaar are entertainment focused with a varied selection of bars featuring live performances of boxing, cabaret and singing. However, true to Chiang Mai form there are a few temples speckled around the area; these include Wat Sri Dornchai, Wat Chang Kong and Wat Ubokut. Although these are some of the least spectacular structures within the city it is still well worth checking them out. The Ban Haw Mosque built by the Chin Ho, a group of Chinese Muslims during the 19th century, is also within the Night Bazaar area.Read More
- Wat Doi Suthep & Hmong Hill-Tribe Village
- Doi Inthanon National Park Tour
- Ping River Dinner Cruise
- Khantoke Dinner with Traditional Dance Performance
- Old City Half-Day Bike Tour
- Flight of the Gibbon™ Zipline Tour
- 2-Day Whitewater Rafting & Ziplining
- Full-Day Countryside Bike Tour with Lunch
- Aroy Aroy Thai Cooking School & Market Tour
- Full-Day Excursion to Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle
All Attractions in Night Bazaar
Art in Paradise Museum Chiang Mai is one of the most fun places in the city to take photographs of you and your friends. The museum has over 130 different images of illusions – paintings drawn to create a 3D image which allows people to seem as if they are really in the picture. It is one of the biggest 3D museums in the world spread out over floors. There are six different zones in the museum including the underwater world, wildlife area, classic art, ancient Egypt, Surreal art and the dinosaur zone. Visitors can take a range of unique photos that have been creatively designed and painted onto the Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09.00 – 21.00
- Location: 199/9 Chan Klan Road, Chang Klan, Chiang Mai
- Tel: (+66) 053 274 100
The biggest of the 12 mosques in the province, every Saturday and Sunday, classes are held here for young local Muslims, beginning around 08:00 to the noon prayer. This mosque also receives 20 students each year for parents who can't afford to send their children to a government school.
First built in the 19th century by a group of Chinese people called the Chin Ho from Yunnan, it still caters to this unique ethnic group; you'll hear Yunnanese spoken as often as Thai within the compound. Although the mosque has been rebuilt to represent a more Arabic style the prayer hall still features the Chinese symbols for the word, mosque. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00
- Address: Soi 1, Charoen Prathet Road
Buddhist Association of Chiang Mai
For centuries Chiang Mai has been the centre of religious activity in Northern Thailand. During the Lanna era, Buddhism was the main religion that flourished and grew; the many ancient temples in the city are testimony to this legacy. Important ceremonies and functions are held at the Buddhist association which also serves as a Buddhist youth club.
If you happen to be in Chiang Mai on a Buddhist holiday (known as the wan phra), religious talks and lectures are arranged by the club. These can be a great insight into the religion and those who have chosen to follow it.
- Address: Thapae Road (opposite Chiang Mai City Tourist Information)
- Tel: +66 (0) 53-276514
Wat Chang Kong
Wat Chang Kong is located on Loi Kroh Road. It was constructed by Chang Kong villagers who immigrated from Chiang Sean at the beginning of the Rama Period it now stands as an abandoned chedi which is completely surrounded by shops and dwellings on three sides.
- Opening Hours: 06:00-19:00
- Address: Kampaengdin Road (next to Chez Gibus)