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Khlong Suan 100 year old Market in Chachoengsao

This market overlaps two provinces, Chachoengsao and SamutPrakan. The traditional market dates back to the reign of King Rama V. More than 100 years old, it retains the quaint charm of Thailand’s old days. Visitors will enjoy the traditional market atmosphere while enjoying a great variety of tasty food. In the past, the market was most conveniently accessible by boat. There was once only one passenger boat service from Chachoengsao to Bangkok, serviced by NaiLoet. The boat picked up passengers at Chachoengsao, ran past TalatKhlongSuan, and eventually arrived at Pratu Nam Pier in Bangkok.

The market continues to be an important community centre, transit point for commuters, and cargo port. More importantly, it exemplifies the intermingling of Thai, Chinese and Muslim residents who live peacefully together. Evidence of this can be seen in the architecture of its temples and mosques, and a Chinese canteen offering free vegan food for people. TalatKhlongSuan has been awarded cultural attraction status by Thailand’s tourism authority, marking it as a location to experience the rich culture of a bygone era.

How to get there:

To get there from Bangkok, take Motorway Expressway and follow the signs for “100 Year Old KhlongSuan Market”, or take On Nut – Chachoengsao Road, drive past Latkrabang Institute of Technology, and continue straight. TalatKhlongSuan will be on the left.

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