There are a number of night markets in Chiang Mai, and this one is located along Bumrung Buri Road, starting at the Chiang Mai Gate of the Old City and spreading out for about two blocks in multiple directions (it's somewhat difficult to clearly define the limits of the market as I'm told the number of participating vendors can vary).
It's actually one of the smaller events in Chiang Mai, but it remains a wonderful place to sample a wide variety of street foods, local crafts and other wares. We were focused on the food aspect of our nocturnal excursion, and in this regard were very happy with the eats to be had.
This is the kind of place and environment that the late, great Anthony Bourdain would satiate his regular cravings for all kinds of pork-related goodness, but there's a expansive selection of beef, chicken, fruits and veggies at hand as well. There's no set sequence to how you go about exploring the many stalls- just pick a direction, start walking and stop to munch when the mood strikes you. The prices are incredibly inexpensive for those used to food inflation in the US, and the quality of food is excellent (and very often prepared right in front of you as you anxiously await to taste the proverbial rainbow of flavors and textures: sweet, spicy, salty, chewy and always delicious. Our family of four ate our fill (which was a lot, I would otherwise be embarrassed to admit outside the confines of this review) for approximately 50 USD.
There were a few stalls that seemed to have a reputation for good eats, as the waiting line for these vendors was always long. The dedicated foodie draws upon whatever reserves of gastronomic patience they have and tries to suppress the desire to exclaim "take my money!". There was one particular gentleman selling BBQ pork ribs to a long line of customers...
Yes, it was worth the wait.