Today I would love to share a picture taken on Muang Mai Market in Chiang Mai by Taiss Nowrouzi from Together To Wherever Blog.
Taiss is a travel blogging online entrepreneur who sometimes refers to herself as the “crazy cat lady.”
Can’t ever get enough of travelling the world and living abroad, so she is willing to work hard to keep her dream alive.
She loves the outdoors and could probably live on the beach for the rest of her days and be happy!
Photo Story: Muang Mai Market, Chiang Mai, Thailand
My love for food takes me to the strangest places sometimes. And I love it!
From the first time we moved to Thailand to each time we moved back or visited in the past three years, I have been to the Muang Mai Market for my produce.
I discovered it as part of my quest to check out all of the markets in the first few weeks of living in Chiang Mai. By Far, this was, and always will be my, favourite market.
The sheer size of the market is certainly impressive, but the chaos, the plethora of products available, and the smells awaken all of your senses.
It’s quite an experience walking through the narrow alleys of the inner part of the market and seeing all of the fresh produce and even meats that are sold (mostly wholesale for restaurant owners and such). The dizzying environment is thrilling!
My favourite section is the outer border of the market, closest to the Ping River. I love treasure hunting for my next exotic fruit experience.
At least once a week, my husband and I would take two empty backpacks and ride our motorbike to grab our favourites.
Mangoes and watermelon were always on the list, but dragon fruit and whatever else was in season was also purchased to make sure our bags were filled to capacity.
On most occasions, we’d even hang some extra bags of fruit and vegetables on our motorbike.
To complete our “fruit run,” I would order a Thai iced tea and sip on it to cool down as I spent a few moments gazing out to the river and taking it all in, proud of my fruit collection of the day.
I loved those moments every week and miss them so much when we are not in Thailand. Whenever anyone visited me in Chiang Mai, this was on the list of “things to do.”
Coming from California, even our farmer’s markets lack the character and excitement of this Chiang Mai market, let alone the sterile and mundane feel of the grocery stores.
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