I read in the wonderful lonely planet that… “It is worth coming into town to see the colourful Tuesday morning market, when hill tribes come to sell their wares.”
So I suggested to the group that we do a day trip and drive a few to see the market and check out the Chiang Dao caves. I was expecting to see some people wearing their traditional clothes selling traditional handy crafts and maybe some silver jewelry.
WELL… unless there is a whole load of factories up in the hills I think the lonely planet is mistaken. This market is like any other market in rural Thailand and is certainly NOT worth coming into town for!
Check it out:
Luckily the Chiang Dao caves are close to the market and are worth a visit otherwise I would have had a vanload of family members mad at me for making them get up at 6.30am!