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, is a fabulous experience of liivng the local life by the river in Thailand.

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.

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The entrance to the market is through a tiny lane.

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.

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The large wooden sign that straddles across two buildings.

We looked up.

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

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

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

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.

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