Every night after 7pm, the cavernous, tin-roofed Municipal Market at the town center comes alive with dozens of chrome-plated food stalls that serve steamed, grilled, and fried Thai treats. It is where locals meet, greet, and eat, and really the heart of the town (a busy mercantile market as well), so don't miss a wander here even if you're not into street-eats. For standard dining in the market, try Rattanakosin, a little market-side edifice done up in contemporary Thai style and serving good local cuisine (mostly for tour groups). Just outside the main entrance to the market on the main drag is Aye's Restaurant (869/170 Phaholyothin Rd.; tel. 05375-2534) serving some familiar, if not all that exciting, European fare. Also try Da Vinci (879/4-5 Phaholyothin Rd.; tel. 05375-2535), an Italian restaurant with good fresh salads, thin crust pizzas, and pasta.
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