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Wualai Street, Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai
Thailand's insider take:

Lined with shophouses and running southwest from Chiang Mai Gate, the main south-side entrance to the moated old city, Wualai Street is renowned for its silver wares. But on Saturday nights, it becomes a pedestrian-only mall with street musicians, fruit vendors selling kluk (a local delicacy of fresh strawberries tossed with salt and sugar), and tables filled with inexpensive merchandise. There is a limited selection of trinkets and handicrafts, but most shoppers are after clothing, shoes, and accessories. A few foreigners, or farang, can be spotted seeking relief from the hustle of the tourist-intensive Night Bazaar, one mile to the east, but this is predominately a Thai scene.

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