While in Chiang Mai, we went to the Night Market (We also went to the special Sunday Night Market but I don’t have any pictures of that for some reason). This is controlled chaos. The sidewalks on both sides of the street are taken over by vendors selling just about anything and everything. From silk shirts, to videos and games (illegal copies I’m sure), to knives, to baby clothes.
While there, we ate at the Burger King (I know, I said no western food while gone). The whopper I had was the best whopper I have ever had. The burger tasted good, the hot part was hot while the cold stuff was cold. If only BK could be like this in the states.
After we ate, we went through the market. You can haggle for price and get some really good deals. I ended up and got Lydia a dress for 200 bhat (I think), me a silk shirt for 250 bhat, and several other souvieneers.
If you want to see some more pictures, go see the Chiang Mai Night Market Gallery.