Everyone claimed that the night market was a really fun part of Chiang Mai nightlife. While it is astounding the number of vendors that populate the night market, it got somewhat repetitive after a few blocks.
If you're in the market for inexpensive tees, designer knockoff bags, luggage, and dried fruit, then this is definitely a must-see. However, if you're just walking through before or after dinner, then a few blocks should be enough. It is a great place to get some souvenirs, and if you're good at bargaining, you can get a great deal.