Moon Mueang Soi 7
Semphet Market, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Chiang Mai is one of Thailand's most popular tourist destinations. In fact, during the busy season, it feels like one of the most visited places in all of South East Asia—yet visitors generally stick to the main attractions, the busy routes, and the must-see spots. That's what makes a place like the Semphet Market even more special. Tourists visit in the morning market each day to buy supplies for their cooking school classes, but few venture deeper within the small market itself which is a veritable holy grail of photographic goodness. Visiting around the time of the Loi Kratong Festival yields even more opportunities than usual—see lantern Exhibit A, your honor.