Northern Exposure – Saturday Night in Chiang Rai

Everywhere in Thailand has a night bazar, a night market of some description or a big weekend market.  In Chiang Rai they take it a bit further.  A large thoroughfare is closed off for the market, there is an multitude of stalls to buy just about anything, a selection of food to end the most austere of diets – and a large square for line dancing.  Thai line dancing.  There seemed to groups – organised hardcore dance classes in uniform, with clear lead dancers, as well as less formal social groups and the occasional Irish tourist.

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There’s food
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some drink
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a bit more food to go with your drink
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A post-food snack
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many choices of snack
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some shopping for knickers..
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and a snack if you’re hungry after the shopping

The main attraction for me other than the food is the dancing and music. The dancing goes on for hours, a live band – sort of Thai Schlager – do the music and the dancing is continuous – til late.

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This lot were a delight to watch and most agreeable for a photo.

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Lock up your husbands

As was Busker of the Night. Playing the cute card along with the music
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And of course – evidence of the photographer getting in the swing..

 

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Classic White Man Dancing..

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