上次文中提到的泰國傳統藝術照[點入看舊文]就位於曾幾何時清邁最熱鬧的夜市裏頭。不過就在第一天晚上跟友人吃飯時，她就提醒我，現在的Night Bazaar已經不比從前了！東西不多，還是一樣貴，人群也逐漸變少了。現在只能拿來騙騙不知情的旅客。而現在正夯的，則是位於Thapae城門周圍的Walking Street。朋友再三叮囑我一定要去！把我們載回飯店的一路上說了一共有十次之多吧！既然這麼堅持，我們當然是要來看看！
The last Chiang Mai article I posted was about the photo shoot in traditional Thai clothing [click to see]. The place was located within the 'night bazaar'. Upon dinner on the night of our first arrival, my friend told me that we might as well skip the night bazaar. There were not as many vendors, and the stuff sold there were still just as expensive (rip off). The place to go now, was the Walking Street by the Thapae Gate of the moat. During the drive back to the hotel, my friend must've said ten times that we simply must go there! So, there was absolutely no reason why we should skip this so-called 'Walking Street'.
It was not far to walk from the Night Bazaar to Thapae Gate. I was so used to being driven around when I was younger, and there would normally be someone to lead the way. Fortunately my sense of direction did not fail me. So it wasn't difficult to find our way to the Walking Street. As we approached it, we realised why my friend had insisted on us coming here!
因為一周才這麼一次，所以湧進了非常龐大的人潮。這裡泰文教做ถนนคนเดิน，直譯是「人走的路」。不過若要搭乘tuk tuk 或雙條車過來，其實跟司機說walking street，他們也會知道的！
Walking Street only happens once a week, which explains the crowd!In Thai, the place is called ถนนคนเดิน, literally meaning the street of the pedestrians'. If you plan to come here via tuk tuk or songthaew, you could simply tell the driver 'walking street', and they'll know where to take you.
It was already running late when we got there, but there was still quite a lot to see.
Very 'interesting' bracelets.....
And some of these stalls... not for the young!
You can also grab a bite to eat!
Papaya salad stall... Unfortunately we were stuffed by the time we got here! No more space in our tummies!
Also some cheap sushi!
Mango sticky rice! We saw quite a few stalls during our travels there, but didn't manage to find a chance to stuff it into our tummies!
I loved these lights, but wasn't sure how I could bring them back without ruining them!
We were spending money like we won the jackpot!
It was strange to see the quiet moat beside the walking street!
And these were the goodies we brought home from the walking street!
It was nice to be able to spend buy so much stuff without worrying so much about your budget!
Some were gifts, and some were for ourselves.
It was good that I was not yet pregnant then! Or else, there would be a lot more chidlren's attire in our collection of bought goods!
天仙念：Walking Street 一周只有週末才有。大約從五六點開始一直到十點左右。建議如果行程剛好有碰上周末的朋友，真的要來這裡大採購一番！