Travel Pro Places of Interest #258: Mueng Mai Market in Chiang Mai Thailand! Part Seven (9 photos)

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You've got a restaurant in Chiang Mai? Then this is the place to go shopping. You've got a kitchen in Chaing Mai? This is still the place to go. You have a little gas lit stove and a crusty frying pan you use to cook out of your hotel room? Yep that's right come to Mueng Mai Market and you will not be disappointed.

My first time at this market was about 15 years ago when I first came to Chiang Mai. It was a little weird being back cause everything had that fuzzy distant memory feeling. Like hey, feels like I've been here before, oh yeah, that's right I have, just a long-ass time ago!

I can proudly state that not all that much has changed. Just a lot of people wearing face masks down around their chin and making believe this market is not a breading ground for all sorts of germs.

Since my travel has been hampered by the virus, I've slowed my roll and have been staying in Chiang Mai for a while. A real gem of a small city to set yourself up in. This market is one of the reasons why; it's the biggest and best Thai open air market in maybe all of Northern Thailand. they have the best selection by far and the best prices.

Come here with a twenty dollar bill and you'll be set with fruit and produce for a month! And we are talking top quality, and depending on the season you can get some amazing fruit that will have you asking where have you been all my life?

In all honesty I would say sanitary conditions have improved over the years and there may be a few stalls here in which I would buy meat from, but I don't. I just get fruit and vegetables at this market. That is kind of my rule when traveling through countries like Thailand, buy produce at these markets, top quality and rock bottom prices; get meat at the western style supermarkets, which there are plenty of in Chiang Mai. They are often next to the Gucci store in the big shopping malls.

Another thing I love about this market is that it is raw! It is old school! It is sights, sounds, colors, and excitement! It is how things have been for a long long time! It is food and culture mixed into one; and it's a great place to take some photos! Now come a long lets check out the Mueng Mai Market in Chiang Mai Thailand!



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Awesome! Thank you!

i really loved the food markets in chiang mai :) great post

WOW, quite extensive, and colorful!!! Must be HUGE!!!
Funny how cellphones are prevalent everywhere!
... And the meats! Is it mostly pork?

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So glad you enjoyed the post. Yes, pork is a big thing out here in Asia. Lots of chicken too, and not much beef. Indeed Asia loves their cell phones as much or more than anywhere else in the world. Thanks for stopping by.

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This is such a great post! I really mean that. I like how you bantered about real life for a few and then showed off pics.

Don't feel bad. I don't do meat in open markets when traveling. I can't. And I am okay with that! I am happy to hear that you are still staying in place.

I am so happy to see you posting in the #MarketFriday tag. It has been a constant challenge I am sure to come up with new material with so many businesses closed down and the fact that many people do not want to go into some of the crowded stores and Markets. In these times when COVID has made it challenging to put together a post, or even search out different locations, I can say with an optimistic attitude that #MarketFriday has survived the pandemic, thanks to all of you. Without your dedication to stretch what we call a market has been done successfully. Thank you! All of you! In doing so, we have discovered that we have added new dimension to the tag. As many have been staying closer to home, I have also discovered more and more about each of you and that has been pretty nice. I have to admit, with the platform broken into different communities and tags, we get to see the same people, more or less that join every week, so we get to know each other a little bit. The challenge points out our differences, but, then, it also shows many things our cultures share. When the day is done, it shows off how human we all are and how we basically all care about our families and others. We embrace each other as humans.

I love the experience of it all. I appreciate the love and support given to #MarketFriday! Thank you! Truly! Your participation adds a piece of your world, and I have to say, people are interested in is seeing it. This entire challenge has opened up the world to me and so many others. Thank you again for being a part of all this! I am so happy to see you here! I hope you have a fabulous day! Hive on!!
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Go to the market! Any market will do! Food, clothing, plant, or animal, if you wish. You can go to the zoo, an art auction, and restaurants. Anywhere or anything that you pay money for any kind of service.
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Thanks for the kind words D. Market Friday survives the covid.....especially here in Thailand. As you can see in the photos, it's basically business as usual and nobody really cares or thinks twice about it. In fact I just took another look at this set of photos and half the people are either wearing a mask incorrectly or not at all! Have a great day and hope you are doing well.

I know, right??? This is a direct quote from Bloomberg.

The current flareup in coronavirus in Thailand, which started early April, has more than doubled the number of cases and deaths. The outbreak has triggered containment measures on businesses and travels, prompting several downgrades to the country’s growth forecasts this year. The slow pace of vaccination with limited supply may delay an economic recovery and tourism reopening plans, fueling job losses.

Although some people in the group said that they didn’t have enough funds or the right skill sets to move abroad, others said they have started looking into different immigration programs to apply. The group is planning to launch a website that will compile information about emigration shared among members for the benefit of anyone wanting to leave Thailand.

Yeah, I think that is a little played up. When they say it doubled the death, yeah it went from 50 to 100 in over a year. probably a 100 die every day for motor accidents. They report on each death in the country, and it usually goes like this....80 year old with heart condition, 45 year old who was obese.......Each death is a tragedy though and I get that. The government so far has been good at getting cases under control so I hope they can do it again.

I know!!! Isn't that crazy? The truth is, we can make the news say anything we want.

I think they were doing a great job!