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Bang Luang market

Bang Luang market

Bang Luang market

Bang Luang market – an old market with a story to tell – is located in Bang Lane district, Nakhon Pathom. This is a traditional marketplace on Suphan Buri riverbank where local residents still live and trade here as when it first began hundreds of years ago. Nowadays, it remains vibrant and retains the atmosphere of a traditional market. The mark of Bang Luang market are ancient wooden townhouses built during the reign of King Rama V. The market takes place on both sides of Chiang Rai road to the riverbank. Although it stretches for a mere 200 meters, it looks like a living museum that displays the harmonious integration of Thai and Chinese cultures. On weekdays, the place is slightly quiet however the weekends are crowded with vendors. Some have their own kiosks, while some roam around with pushcarts. Most of the goods sold here are foodstuff, such as; pad thai, tua pab (sweet rice dessert with yellow beans), freshly made rice noodle crepes with shrimp and assorted vegetables. You may wish to try the food from houseboats to get the riverside atmosphere, or indulge yourself with a cup of coffee in one of the vintage coffee shops. When visiting Bang Luang market, most tourists are tempted to try chun pia, a traditional Teochew Chinese recipe. It consists of fried egg spring rolls stuffed with minced pork, dried shrimp and chive leaves served without any sauce. It is very likely to find many stalls selling Chun Pia. However, among those, Jantima is the original. Traditional Thai desserts are a popular souvenir choice. Mae Pin Kanom Thai is one of the well-known shops providing big slices of various desserts, for instance; Thong Yip (golden flowers), Foi Thong (sweet egg-serpentine), red sticky rice, Kanom Chan (multi-layered sweet)

Wat Phai Rong Wua is one of the interesting places around Bang Luang market. Various religious buildings are dotted about the temple: the four holy places of Lord Buddha, the model of Buddha Gotama (Thailand’s largest bronze Buddha image), Phra Wihan Roi Yot (a multi-spired hall) and Dharmmacakra (the world’s greatest wheel of the doctrine made from bronze)