Wua Lai Walking Street (Chiang Mai Saturday Market) is located to the south west of the old city opposite the Chiang Mai Gate. The Saturday Market extends for roughly 1km all the way down the length of Wui Lai Road. This is now a non-smoking market place.
The Saturday Market is open every Saturday from 4pm till midnight. Like the Chiang Mai Sunday Market the road is closed to all vehicular traffic so you can browse the goods on display, bargain with vendors for a good price and wander freely around without traffic worries.
For the sheer volume and variety of goods on display the Saturday Market easily matches the more well known Sunday Market and the Night Bazaar. Wui Lai Road is full of Silversmith shops to visit and there are plenty of silverware and aluminium sculptures on display. Besides silverware you will also find handicrafts, bags, clothing, perfume, shoes, belts, lanterns, street performers, food stalls, wood carvings and woodwork, sketch artists, ornaments, candles, housewares etc.
There are no permanent restaurants in the Saturday Market street but there are plenty of food and drink stalls and eateries. There is also a 7-Eleven Supermarket. Nearest restaurants are located on the main street just outside Saturday Market.
The Market really comes alive from dusk when all the vendors turn the lights on in their stalls and the street entertainers, puppeteers and musicians start to perform. The whole place has a very festive nature which makes the Saturday Market – Wui Lai Market a must see thing to do in Chiang Mai.
Wua Lai Walking Street (Chiang Mai Saturday Market)
Location: Wua Lai Rd, Tambon Phra Sing, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100 Thailand