One of my favorite place to go when on vacation is the local market. I always make it a point to visit these places during the early morning or during the evening as most of the activity take place during these time. At the market you get to see typical or common food which the local people eat. Some market are huge and some are small. And usually I end up with my hands full of local stuffs especially local food. Also at the market, you get to taste local fruits, dishes and delicacies. 'Somtum' seems to be the most common food in Thailand which come is many varieties. It is a kind of spicy salad made from shredded unripened papaya, mix with chillies, lime, tomato, sugar etc. In fact it is the market too where you can buy cheaper souvenir items than any other tourist spot.