The Chiang Rai night bazaar is in the center of town right next to the bus station. It covers a large area, with plenty of shops and stalls selling all sorts of products. But the main attraction is the central eating area. This is a partially covered area with seating for around 300-400 people. Click here to book a hotel in Chiang Rai.
Around the edge of the large seating area there are about 40-50 small shops selling a huge variety of food. And in typical Thai style, you can even get deep fried bugs, including the giant bugs above.
There is a stage at the far end of the seating area, but even though music was playing, we never saw any other activity on stage. There is some equipment set up, so I assume there is some Thai dancing or similar show that takes place sometimes.
As well as the food, it shouldn’t be forgotten that there is much more to the night bazaar, including hundreds of shops and stalls selling mainly clothes and Thai crafts. In most places I’ve visited in Thailand, the markets seem to sell mostly identical goods to each other, but in Chiang Rai most of the goods were things I hadn’t seen elsewhere.