Thu. Apr 2nd, 2020

Morning Shopping in Pak Phanang Old Market

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100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand

100 Year Old Market by Pak Phanang River, Thailand

Morning Shopping in Pak Phanang Old Market

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 Pak Phanang Old Market

It’s probably a little later 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 Old 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.

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



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