Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chang Moi
Chiang Mai experiences an intense burst of energy at night—rattling tuk tuk taxis, revving scooters, and people bargaining at the famous night market. Located a quick walk from Anantara, the market caters to everyone—aesthetes, art collectors, browsers, tourists, locals, you name it. You can find authentic silk wraps, touristy elephant art pieces, handwoven baskets, and carved wooden bowls. The vendors are friendly and open to negotiating prices. They normally accept only baht, so be sure to bring cash.
The House by Ginger
199 Moonmuang Rd., Chang Moi
This romantic, colorful restaurant-café-marketplace is one of the best spots to eat homemade curry and fresh vegetables. Imagine floral wallpaper in bright pinks and golds, dimly lit paper lanterns, and cozy velvet Victorian sofas. And then, as you’re lounging in your corner: steaming bowls of khao soi (rice noodles in savory coconut curry broth), nutty bulgur wheat with mushrooms, and nasi goreng (vegetable fried rice) brought to your table. The owners source most of their produce and grains from their nearby organic farm. We ended our meal with a pot of steaming tart lemongrass tea and mango sticky rice—creamy, chewy, sweet aromatic grains topped with sliced ripe mango and rich, decadent coconut cream.
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