The Chiang Mai night market was an amazing experience. We hopped on our scooter and headed over there before the sun set, and I'm so glad we did. We got to watch the area transform into a bustling market... in record time. As soon as the sun dipped below the horizon, scooter after scooter pulled up and unloaded merchandise and produce. Some of these scooters had so much stuff on them you could hardly see the driver. While some were selling clothes and other goods, there was one street packed with nothing but street food. Walking down this street was fun, seeing all the different foods being prepared and cooked/grilled/fried. A little scary too. We either weren't hungry or didn't have the guts to try anything (except some fruit). There were rows of tables stuffed with locals eating, drinking, chatting, laughing-- it looked like a great way to finish off the day.
We didn't see many (if any) tourists while we were here. Highly recommend checking it out when you're in Chiang Mai.