100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand

100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand

100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand

Going to the morning market at 100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand is a fabulous experience of living the local life by the river.

LATE FOR THE MORNING MARKET

It’s probably a little late when we got to Pak Phanang at 11.30am and we were told that the morning market is winding down for the day.

Predominately local, this century-old market is worth a visit to get a feel of how the local community starts their day by getting their marketing down by the river.

We were lead to the two building with a narrow alley in between.

Not much happening here, except for some motorcycles and locals walking towards the alley. There were no locals coming out of the alley with their groceries or fresh produce.

We looked up.

There was a large wooden signboard straddled between the two buildings. It probably says “100 year old Pak Phanang Market”.

Since none of us could read Thai we gamely stroll down the alley to find out.

A change and an eye opener for all of us who shop for our fresh grocery at the hypermarkets. Surprisingly, the area is relatively dry and there’s no fishy seafood smell, even though we found some fresh seafood for sale.

100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand
The entrance to the market is through a tiny lane.
100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand
The large wooden sign that straddles across two buildings.

 

100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand
Look how narrow the alley is! There’s even a metal staircase to go between the two buildings. Fancy climbing down the steep steps.
100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand
The alley opens up after a short stroll and it brightens up close to the river.
100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand
There are food stalls selling all sorts of cooked dishes and fragrant curries.
100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand
This lady is selling soya bean sheets and fried soya products.
100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand
How about some takeaway breakfast noodles for the little boy?
100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand
Another hawker selling the soya bean sheets. It must be a popular item here.
100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand
She’s selling some soupy dishes, all pre-packed in small plastic bags.
100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand
This is where it all began. By the Pak Phanang River where the traders ply their wares a century ago.
100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand
A woman carrying fish.
100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand
Riverside view.
100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand
Selling vegetables by the river.
100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand
Vegetable and fruit seller.

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