Monday, 6 October 2014

Wet Market in Chiang Mai

I think I mentioned in another post that the Chiang Mai Sunday Markets were surprisingly clean, Chiang Mai's wet market was the same. The floors were neat, tidy and clean, there weren't any awful rotting smells that you usually get in wet markets and everything was just presented to nicely, even the raw meat section! I didn't get a picture, but the locals created this makeshift fan spinner thing to keep the flies away. It's basically strips of plastic attached to the wings of mini hand held fans, I thought this was such a inventive contraption!

Anyway, the wet market is amazing to buy fresh produce and also other things like spices, dried seafood and also deep fried hot snacks! Our driver took us here because our friend wanted to buy dried shrimp, which is very popular in many Thai dishes. She ended up buying a ridiculous amount!

It was a rather quiet day at the market, which was great because we could wander about slowly and admire the things on sale. Also, there was a little makeshift fruit stall outside the market selling tropical fruits like mangosteen, rambutan, pineapple, dragonfruit, longan and jumbu air (I'm not sure what they're called in English). We ended up buying some mangosteen! God I love tropical fruits.