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Sam Chuk Market

Listed under Antique Markets in Bangkok, Thailand.

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  • Photo of Sam Chuk Market
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Known also as the “100 year old market,” Sam Chuk is an old Thai village that has been well preserved. The wooden homes next to the Tha Jeen river make for a picturesque setting. While some stores sell antiques, at Sam Chuk the entire market is an antique.

Each weekend Sam Chuk turns into a place for Bangkok residents to escape the bustle of the city for a leisure day of walking, eating, and taking photos.

If you live at the market, you have two choices, a) open your doors and sell something or serve something or, b) leave your doors shut and miss out on the surge of traffic each weekend.

Fortunately, nearly everyone who owns a home at Sam Chuk chooses the former option.

Read more on gobackpacking, Mark's blog.

Written by  Mark Wiens.

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