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 rsays “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.