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Get a glimpse of Bangkok’s local shopping at Khlong San Market
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Bangkok’s local shopping - Khlong San Market

 

After spending a while in Bangkok, you may notice the customary lifestyle of local ladies and gentlemen. They prefer a common thread of fun, affordable and a bit casual clothing. An excellent place to observe the local trend of fashion is probably Khlong San Market.

Situated next to Khlong San pier by the Chao Phraya River, Khlong San Market is a local shopping area operated by the locals for the locals. It does not especially cater to tourists but exploring it is fun. You will also get the authentic experience to see the latest fashion trend in town.  Long rows of clothing and garment shops and boutique outlets run from the river bank all the way to Charoen Nakhon Road, offering trendy jeans, colorful outfits, knock-off shoes, and bags. Although the stuff is not pricey, make sure you bargain first.

After done with shopping session, you might head for the food section. At dusk, the market turns busy when the locals pick up dinners to home or enjoy the street food right there. Though there is nothing special for fashion items, the market is outstanding especially for the food.

Get ready to be lured by local delicacies like Bua Loy Khai Khem (the rice flour balls with salted egg in coconut milk), steamed chives dumpling or Kui Chai, Hainan rice noodle, coconut milk ice cream, and Hoy Tod.

 

How to get there: directly cross the Chao Phraya River from Si Phraya Pier.