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“Biggest night food market (walking street) in Khon Kaen. A must-go for street-food lovers!”

Khon Kaen's Day & Night Markets
Ranked #2 of 30 things to do in Khon Kaen
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“Biggest night food market (walking street) in Khon Kaen. A must-go for street-food lovers!”
Reviewed 25 December 2013

Wrong address, wrong picture and wrong information given here! The correct information is as follows:

1. This is a night-only market (NOT Day & Night), opens around 5pm until around 11pm, with 7-9pm being a busy period.

2. The location given on the map here is WRONG. The correct location is Ruenrom Road, the part between Na-Mueang Alley and Glang-Mueang Road, about 150m (0.15km) in length. This road is open for vehicles during the day and is closed every night, when it is turned into a walking food street.

3. You can begin walking from either end. The road is split into two equal areas along the middle line, with one side being place for food stalls and their portable tables and chairs, and the other side being place for clothes, souvenirs, fruits, desserts and some small items. You can walk from one side across to the other side easily as there are no clear barriers separating the two. Most people have their meal on one side first, before walking over the other side for desserts/fruits and to do some shopping for small items.

4. All food stalls there serve delicious food; if you visit this place for the first time, I recommend you try one or more of the following: (a) "Hoi Tod" (crispy, deep-fried mussels); the best stall there is called "Ra-cha Hoi Tod"; the stall also serves excellent pad thai (there are other stalls serving Hoi Tod and Pad Thai but "Racha" is by far the BEST. It is located towards the Glang Mueang Road; you will notice is BIG flat steel plan in front of the stall! (b) Khao Kah-Moo (stewed pig's knuckles served on rice), (c) Khao Maan Gai (steam chicken served on chicken fat rice), (d) Som Tum (papaya salad), (e) Kor Moo Yang (barbeque pig's neck), (f) deep-fried insects, etc.

5. Toilets are very difficult to find, you'd better go to toilet before visiting this walking street.

6. Parking spaces are available along Ruenrom Road, Na Mueang Alley and Glang Mueang Road.

7. To walk around the whole place will take you about 45-60 minutes, but give yourself 1-2 hours if you're planning to have food as well.

I cannot recommend this place enough. I've lived in Khon Kaen since I was born and this is my most favourite place for street food in Khon Kaen! Just go!

Visited September 2013
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“Nice Night market”
Reviewed 17 June 2013

We were staying in the city and a local had told us to go and look round the market, and when we got there we were surprised just how big it was. It must have taken us a good few hours to walk round.All the usual stalls selling everything you could imagine and all at pretty good prices as well.
We found a great little food stall and sat and ate a fabulous meal all cooked to order and such good value.
You probably won't find many non Thai's looking round the market but this place is a must see if your staying in the city like we were.

Visited February 2013
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“Nice night market!”
Reviewed 12 August 2009

Since there isn't really that much you could do in Khon Kaen, the night market is definitely a must. You'll find earrings, cds, clothes, bags, food - the usual night market range of goods in a nice atmosphere in the heart of the city. Chances are that you won't see many western tourists here and people will be very friendly. There is a huge number of food stalls so come here hungry! ;-)
The night market is within walking distance from the big hotels (Pullman, Kosa,...)

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